Keeping Your Horse Protected from Cracked Heels

The Last Ride Arizona discusses horse condition called Cracked Heels

Also known as mud fever and greasy heel, cracked heels is a painful condition for horses that should be addressed right away.


Symptoms of cracked heels include cracking of the skin, red skin, raw skin and the presence of scabs. The skin around the heel and pastern becomes tender to the horse and may become inflamed right above the hoof and below the fetlock. While lameness rarely develops from the condition, it is possible.

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