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What is mud fever and how do they get it?

What is mud fever and how do they get it?
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Hello ! Mud fever is caused by an infectious agent,dermatophilus congolensis, it's a skin infection appearing, most of the time, when the legs are exposed to prolonged wetting. You have a lot of informations in this article if you want :) : http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/mud-fever-signs-treatment-and-prevention-72429
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Hi Sharon
Mud fever is a bacterial skin infection which chiefly affects the lower legs of horses exposed to wet and muddy conditions, causing cracking and soreness of the skin and hair loss in the affected area
Hope this helps
~Lian
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