Dr Charlie El-Hage from the University of Melbourne, has recently written a comprehensive review article on stringhalt. The paper has subsequently been published in Equine Veterinary Education, the official journal of The American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Often as painful as it is unsightly and difficult to manage, the key to preventing Greasy Heel/Mud Fever is understanding the underlying risk factors. Most cases are characterised by disruption to the healthy skin barrier, excessive moisture and opportunistic infection.
The key to treating this condition involves employing a multi-pronged 10 Step Treatment Plan.
Manuka honey, which is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native manuka myrtle (Leptospermum scoparium) has been found to have a valuable role to play in the treatment of equine wounds.