Creams Ointments & Gels (continued)
Wet and muddy conditions can cause challenges for many animals, this is because dirt and mud harbors a lot of dangerous bacteria and spores whilst also having an abrasive quality against the skin. Wet conditions allow damp, bacteria-laden mud and dirt to stick to the horse’s skin, where the mud is compacted and warmed by the animal’s body temperature, creating a warm moist environment. This is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungal spores which can take root in a matter of hours. Farm & Stable stock a range of wound care ointments for use as a preventative measure against a range of ailments. Udder Ointment, for instance, creates a barrier to protect animal’s skin in wet and muddy conditions. This has two benefits; firstly, it will stop mud compacting on the surface of the skin and fur, limiting the chance of infection and also stopping the mud from creating wounds and sores on the epidermis, which in turn will hinder bacteria being able to infect the animal’s system.