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Greasy Heel (also known as Mud Fever)

10/12/2012 by Nicole Clarke, Cooranbong & Bay Animal Hospitals

Greasy Heel, also known as Mud Fever, Swamp Fever, Mud Rash or Cracked Heels, is a descriptive term, not a diagnosis. Although it's a relatively common presentation, horse owners tend to underestimate how complex this skin disorder may be, particularly in chronic cases. From minor infections to chronic granulomatous lesions, this is an extremely painful condition that requires immediate treatment and ongoing management.