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Many horseowners attempt to counter the problems of dermatological abnormalities by applying a grease or salve to the affected area.
But the micro-organisms which cause the problem are anaerobes: they cannot survive in the presence of oxygen, and any greasy treatment may actually make the problem worse. Keratex Mud Shield Powder deals with this by using finely powdered sulphur – an age old remedy for countering bacteria and fungi – in a mixture with aluminium stearate.
This aluminium end of this long molecule grasps onto the nitrogen of the keratin in the skin of the leg, and the stearate end of the molecule is strongly water-repellent, drying the skin and keeping it dry in wet conditions.
Keratex Mud Shield Powder is applied by sprinkling onto your hand and applying it to the horse’s clean, dry leg, making sure a good covering is achieved and the powder has reached the skin.
Keratex Mud Shield Powder is available in a 450gm plastic talc bottle.