greasy heel

greasy heel

chronic, incapacitating dermatitis of the back of the pastern in horses. The cause is unknown but many cases occur in horses obliged to stand in unmucked out stables or in wet standing of any sort. There are horizontal fissures and a sebaceous exudate. The area is very painful to the touch.
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The spa has been used successfully to treat tendonitis, desmitis, arthritis, hoof injuries, improved hoof growth, shin splints, jarring, bruising, swollen joints, skin conditions such as mud fever, greasy heels and dermatitis.