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

The kits, which include veterinary gamgee, Activwash, two Equiwraps, and an instruction booklet, help to prevent and treat winter skin conditions, including mud fever.

The kits were donated to World Horse Welfare, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Hope Pastures, Bransby Home of Rest for Horses and the Diamond Centre.

Nicola Markwell, of Redwings Horse Sanctury, said: “We have such a large population of horses at Redwings that we do sometimes have to manage mud fever cases, particularly as our horses live out all year round, so these kits will help enormously.”

Joanna Thomasson, of Robinson Animal Healthcare, said: “This winter has been a particularly difficult one for horse charities and we are just pleased to be able to provide a product that will help with the health care of hundreds of animals.”

For more news stories, see the current issue of Horse & Hound (17 March, 2011)