Mud fever, which is also know as cracked heels or pastern dermatitis, commonly occurs on the lower legs of the horse during prolonged periods of wet weather and horses with white legs are particularly susceptible to the condition

Even a horse that is stabled full-time can get mud fever in certain circumstances as this case study demonstrates

Don’t let the weather pose a risk to your horse’s health during this difficult season

Mud fever on the rear of the pasterns

Mud fever: signs, treatment and prevention

Expert advice from H&H on how to recognise mud fever, what treatment is necessary and how to avoid the condition from taking hold


10 top tips for managing mud fever

Good management is vital, so try these useful tips to help keep the condition at bay

Mud fever can occur even if horses are not being turned out

Mud fever rampant as deluge continues

With sodden conditions across most of the country, vets are reporting a high incidence of mud fever this winter

It is important to be aware of potential skin problems during the winter months

More than 140 “seasonal mud kits” have been donated to equine charities over the winter months by Robinson Animal Healthcare


New Fungatrol range to protect legs from fungus and bacteria

Equine America has released a new range including shampoo, spray and cream to protect horses’s legs from fungus and bacteria

Mud fever on the rear of the pasterns

How to get rid of mud fever in horses

Everyone wants to know how to get rid of mud fever so here is some useful advice to combat this condition


Mud fever: how experts deal with it

Horse & Hound asks the professionals how they cope with the worst of the mud each winter