I’ve never dealt with it before.
I thought my mare just had a cut on the back of her pastern. I cleaned it up, put some furazone on it, and put her away for the day. Come out the next day, and it’s got what looks like mud on it.
BO says aha! Mud Fever. AKA Scratches AKA why does my mare always get stuff that I’ve never dealt with before, no matter how serious or not?
Anyways, I have this foamy stuff that I like quite a bit that’s a great wound cleaning aid. So I scrub up with that and remove the “mud” scabs. I rinse and follow up by spraying Banixx on it. I let it sit and dry, and then slather some furazone on it before putting her away.
Is this wrong? Is the furazone keeping it moist and thereby inhibiting the healing?
It’s been two weeks, and though it’s not gotten worse, it hasn’t gotten better.
What do I use on it? Research online has me confused. Scrape the scab, don’t scrape it. Wrap it with vet wrap, don’t wrap it…
Furazone is okay, don’t use it…
What SHOULD my routine be to clear this up? It doesn’t seem to cause her any pain, aside from a little bit of a flinch when I’m cleaning it up at first.