Although liver disease in horses is fairly common, it is rare that it progresses into liver failure. We have summarised the signs to keep an eye out for below, to ensure that you can get an early diagnosis, and treatment, for your horse if required.
The typical weather that this time of year brings means that our horses will be spending more time in wet and muddy conditions. It is these wet conditions that softens the horse’s skin, and when mud rubs against the softened areas it can cause surface damage allowing bacteria to enter. As a result, your horse could develop a skin condition that causes them irritation and soreness, with scabs on the lower legs. This is called mud fever.