Equi-Med Ag manufactures uniquely designed, reusable antibacterial equine wound care boots and wound dressings for the treatment and prevention of mud fever.

All of our equine wound care products contain a layer of activated carbon and silver which has been shown to have antibacterial properties, which are thought to be effective when treating and preventing skin and wound infections.

We are currently collecting data for a pilot study to determine the effectiveness of our wound dressing against mud fever and pastern dermatitis.

Mud fever is an unpleasant and potentially devastating condition that is frustrating and expensive to treat in veterinary practice and frequently recurs.

We hypothesise that our non-invasive activated carbon and silver dressing will work to eliminate bacteria from the infected lesions and skin on the horse’s leg, allowing the wounds to heal.

Because these bacteria play a central role in the development of mud fever, it is likely that this wound dressing will be effective during the treatment of this condition; however more information is required to demonstrate this.

We are currently looking to recruit between 20-40 candidate horses to take part in the study.

To fit the criteria, the horse must currently be suffering from mud fever which can range from mild to severe. The owner of each horse recruited will be sent a pilot study pack which will contain swabs, Equi-Med Ag wound dressing and detailed instructions.

Each owner will be required to swab the affected area for antimicrobial testing. They will also be asked to take regular photographs at each dressing change to track the healing progress. The pack, wound dressings and antimicrobial testing will be provided free of charge and participants in this study will be offered a discount on a future purchase of wound dressings or our antibacterial boots.

Equi-Med Ag would like to apologise for any misunderstanding due to misrepresentation of our previous article released on H & H Facebook, dated 11th July.

This is not a clinical trial; rather it is a small pilot study project, for the collection of data to determine whether our wound dressing has any effect when used for the treatment of mud fever or pastern dermatitis. The idea of this project is to start to collect data from a small group of affected horses to inform a larger study, to be carried out in the future.

If you would like to take part in our trial please contact us via email info@equimedag.co.uk or give us a call on 0191 5118323 or mobile 0777 5577165. Alternatively you can contact us through our Facebook page.

For more information about any of our products please visit our website www.EquiMedAg.co.uk