TORRENTIAL RAIN EQUALS RAIN SCALD AND GREASY HEEL

With the torrential rain and dismal weather we have seen in the past month, cases of rain scald and greasy heel will be a common appearance once again. Let’s take a closer look at both of these conditions. Rain scald (dermatophilosis) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Dermatophilus congolensis and is usually seen after prolonged periods of rain. Some horses seem to be predisposed to the condition and tend to get it repeatedly whilst others may be affected […]