Best Mud
Mucky mud harbors bacteria and fungi that can lead to health problems in horses. Here are seven reasons to manage mud this season:
Scratches – lower legs (caused by organisms that infect damaged, moist skin.

Rain Rot – (Think scratches on the horse’s upper body)

Soft Hooves that crack, split, bruise – or worse

Thrush

Colic (you would have digestive upset too if you had to eat muddy feed)

Slick footing that can lead to injury

Insects love to breed in mud and manure

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