"With sodden conditions across most of the country (of Great Britain), vets (there) are reporting a high incidence of mud fever this winter.
“There have certainly been more cases than normal,” British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) president Keith Chandler told H&H. “Especially in the south-west and Gloucestershire.”
@Hoofcarejournal writes: Hang on a minute: mud fever (scratches, dew poisoning, etc.) is usually a problem from mid-winter on. The calendar is turned inside out this year.
I'm sure horse owners know that things can only go from bad to worse unless things dry out and their horses' infections can be treated effectively.
What's your best remedy for scratches? There are lots of new products on the market; they'll be tested under this latest outbreak.