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kay
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

had a little peek in the feathers today as noticed they are looking rather shorter, to find some sores on the hind legs.. is there anything else i can do apart from pig oil??.. i really dont want to trim feathers. though am hoping in a way its him still tripping over himself.

we are so not having any good luck this year, roll on next year.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

How often are you oiling? may be step it up a notch? do you use Sulphur?
I am doing sam nearly every week already (mostly just a little to up so he doesnt get clods)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Me too kay, wet muddy legs and no stables what a nightmare 3 horses don't know where to start not enough daylight hours will be upto my elbows in pig oil on Christmas day. PLEASE stop raining and dry up !!!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

i do him fortnightly, so will start doing it weekly, had a better look after a good clean and dont seem to bad so looks lke i caught it really early our ground is so wet with the flood then rain and more rain.. he is stabled over night so the legs do have time to dry each day the shaving seem to do a lovely job unlike straw.

my computer keeps freezing for the last couple of weeks so please bare with me if i dont reply to some post. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

My four all have mud fever which was under control until I went to France.

I used the pig oil mix one day and did all the feather from the knee down and the next day, just did the scabs. After two weeks of doing this all my horses feathers are better and now we do it once a week fully and where any scabs are i make up my own aromatherapy cream.

Use as often as you need to to see am improvement, then do a maintenance of once a week or once every ten days or so, depending on your horse.

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