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cracked heels

dermatitis in the hollow between the heels occurring most commonly in the hindlimbs. Causes quite severe lameness as the horse is first moved but improves quickly. Site is smelly, wet and tender. Caused by constant wetness and dirty stables. May be infected with Fusobacterium necrophorum. See also greasy heel.

Patient discussion about cracked heels

Q. anyone knows how to stop hard skin on the feet from becoming cracked??? during summer my feet got lots of hard skin and in the heel area the skin actually got cracked kinda deep. it hurts now and the cracks are starting to get infected I guess... do u guys know how to solve this?? I know there are some creams for that but I thought maybe now it's too late for that and I need something stronger?

A. There are good creams for moisterizing the skin of your feet on a daily basis, however now that you feel they might be infected you should see a dermatologist for some better treatment.

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