Mallenders are dry, scrubby or scurfy eruptions or scratches behind the fetlock joint and pad. The malleders most often occur during cold and humid weather. As a general rule, the mallenders are caused by the moisture and mud, which makes it easy for fungus and bacteria to penetrate into the fetlock. The mallenders cause inflammation and eczema in the fetlock.
Mallenders – Horse Fetlock Disease
The fetlock disease in horses often occurs during the wet season of the autumn and winter. Several causes are to be considered. Proper horse care is an important part of mallender prevention. During the wet and cold months, the horse’s legs - especially the fetlock joint – is exposed to dampness and mud. The increasing humidity from the ground and willow also attributes to the mallender disease. Faeces and urine may also be the cause of the mallenders in the fetlock. During the winter months, road salt and various anti-frost remedies are also a threat to horse and its fetlocks, as well as fetlock joints.It is important to keep the box and floor dry and to ensure that it gets cleaned up daily. Cracks in the fetlock causes damage to the fetlock joint and infestation of various kinds. This kind of damage can lead to an inflammation of the fetlock skin, which then develops into mallenders. peticare® has developed a special remedy for the treatment of mallenders in the fetlock joint.
Highly effective remedies against mallenders and fetlock joint eczema:
Mallenders in the Fetlock – Know the Symptoms of Mallenders
In most cases, this disease begins with a slight reddening and swelling of the fetlock skin. At this stage, the fetlock joint is much more sensitive to pain than usual. With the mallender comescracks and blisters, which can also break open. This causes visible wounds, which attract various bacteria. This could also develop into a fungus infection. Two types of mallandersare now able to develop from the fetlock. The greasy kind of mallander can be observed as a greasy and smelly surface on the fetlock joint. After a while, it dries out and the mallender is crusted. This causes bacteria and germs to continue to spread, which is why the fetlock mallender cannot heal.
The mallender can even get worse. At this stage, the affected horse may also experience paralysis, because the hard crust of the mallender interferes with its movement and hurts its fetlocks. The dry mallender in the fetlock joint is characterised by the formation of danduff (flakes) at the fetlock. Secretion from the fetlock is not seen in the case of the dry mallender.
Mallenders – Treatment of Mallenders
At the first signs of redness on the horse legs - and thereby also the fetlock - it is advisable to wash it with a mild shampoo. Dirt and other pollutants must be thoroughly removed. After washing, the fetlock (and mallender) must be thoroughly dried. Then a thin and even layer of Fetlock Joint Care fromfrom peticare® can be applied. This fetlock care remedy has a disinfecting and unique long-term effect. In order to achieve this long-term disinfection of the fetlock, a very thin layer of this effective remedy should applied to the fetlock. Due to the special Peticare-Release-System (PRS) - a tiny, porous and homogeneous structure (matrix) - the active substances are released slowly and evenly into the fetlock area. Compared to other products, the active ingredients are continuously released (long-term effect through depot release) to the fetlock and the mallenders are stopped.
Important: Do not use any remedy that could seal the mallenders. Above all, it is not advisable to coat the fetlock and the mallender with any fatty or oily creams. These remedies create ideal microbacterial climate, which will attract and multiply bacteria. The mallenders in the fetlock then becomes even worse. The horse should be moved daily with as much ease as possible to prevent lymph accumulation. All types of irritation on the fetlock joint area, for example caused by gaiters or bandages, should be avoided.
Mallender Remedy against Mallenders in the Fetlock Joint.
• Promotes healing of the mallender
• Dry and greasy mallender
• Guaranteed silicone and cortisone free
• Promotes detachment of the crust
• Prevents mallenders
• Prevents rotting processes
• Prevents hardening and drying
• Sustained release preparation
• Depot remedy (active release)
• Antibacterial (protection against bacteria)
• Completely biodegradable
• Harmless for humans and animals
• peticare release system (PRS).
Stop Mallenders in The Fetlock Joint
Our remedy for fetlock joint care is very effective and extremely fast working. The active ingredients are incorporated in a slow, dissolving matrix. This new peticare release system (PRS) helps deliver the active ingredients evenly over the course of 24 hours into the mallender in the fetlock and thus achieves a continuous, long-term disinfection and treatment of the diseased fetlock. The antibacterial effect prevents the bacteria from multiplying and destroys existing bacteria. Due to the depot effect, the active substances are stored and not released to the mallender at once. The retarder effect ensures a delayed release of the active ingredients, thus achieving a long-term effect, or a long-term disinfection directly at the mallender.The antibacterial and antimicrobial effect of the active substances released over a period of up to 24 hours, supports healing and prevents the penetration of bacteria and viruses. Conventional care products against mallenders in the fetlock joint can only achieve the disinfection effect on the surface and only for a few minutes. However, in order for the fetlock to effectively heal, the attack from fungi, fungus spores, mites, microbes, bacteria, and viruses must be stopped.
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