Everyone loves their horse to gleam with rich coat colour and a natural shine. Specific horse skin conditions can thwart the plans you have for a wonderful season. There are however many powerful easy solutions for you.
Does your horse lack that perfect deep rich colour? Poor coat colour is one of the horse skin conditions that are easy to fix. If you are frustrated, there are many ways of quickly making a big difference from adding that vital mixing mineral and vitamins link in the feed to adding a magic digestive supplement which helps to properly digest food and absorb.
Another skin condition we see with our horses is the patchy, shaggy, curly coat that refuses to shed when winter is over. This can make us worry a little about one horse skin condition called ‘Cushings’. Cushing’s is a hormonal problem that weakens the immune system and shows up making your horse’s coat really rough. Laminitis is also a big concern with Cushing’s.
When you get the rich colour of your horse’s coat back it can then be really frustrating when the delicate area around the fetlock become extra sensitive to muddy or wet conditions. In the winter the skin may become sore and you suspect Mud fever.
Mud Fever can be a nightmare to shift, especially when other turnout options are not available. In some horses an antibacterial cream may be sufficient to clear this up; we do a wonderful Mud-X cream for you. With other clients, really effective herbs are needed to solve the problem from the inside out to clear it up and prevent it returning once ‘out of sight’.
One of the horse skin conditions that everyone fears: are those dreaded Sarcoids! They appear out of nowhere, often hiding away then grow and grow. They can become very unsightly and stressful to both horse and owner.
Modern science indicates that they are more than likely caused by papillomavirus from cattle. How these viruses spread and cause the problem they do, no one really knows…
The key to help these horses is actually surprisingly accessible, it is all about supporting the immune system. When the immune system works in the right way and is strong it is possible for the body to overcome any nasty bacteria or virus. The results when feeding specific vitamin and mineral-rich foods such as Sarc-X are shrinking Sarcoids, soothing skin..no more nasty lumps.
For more information on any skin problems with your horse or pony do get in touch with us, the trained advice team will be on hand and of course myself Stephen am more than happy to help.