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27th March 2010, 08:25 PM
These have been recommended as fields are really muddy and Belle has had a bit of mud fever - luckily caught it early and hopefully cleared!!
Anyone tried them and what do you think - thought I'd ask as they are expensive .
27th March 2010, 08:28 PM
I bought some for Dennis to keep his feathers clean and they didnt fit him! Im not sure how much bone and feather Belle has but dennis had about ten inches and then two inch of fluff and they wouldnt meet, even the super wide ones,
they can help with mudfever though but i dont think they are that fantastic and you arent meant to have them on all the time and she lives out doesnt she so she would still have to live without them for a while
have you tried something like pig oil to waterproof her legs, i used Keratex mudgaurd i think its called, its a powder but really does shed water really well
27th March 2010, 08:42 PM
Thanks for that, I was wondering about her feathers and the fit - measured her today 10.5 inches so you've answered my question.
I've started using Pig Oil. I was looking at the powder today but was dubious because it is a powder, but I thought it may be better for getting into her feathers. I tried sudocrem but it got everywhere except where I wanted it and was a mess !!
I did think about getting rid of her feathers but just couldn't bring myself to do it !!:sad-no:
27th March 2010, 08:44 PM
You have to get the sizing exactly right or the mud pushes up underneath them. Also they are pretty high maintenance, you'd need to take them home wash and dry them daily. Everyone I know who've spent a fortune on them have given up after a few days.
27th March 2010, 08:58 PM
I can safely say in my experience... A complete waste of money!
28th March 2010, 12:02 AM
I have 4 for dina, who got bad pastern dermatitis. all I can say is don't waste your money.... mine are gathering dust now. they get caked in mud, so you wash them, then they have ages to dry. They are hard to fit properly, and even fitted properly some mud seeps through.
Now I check her legs and hibiscrub them if needed and that has worked far better.
28th March 2010, 06:06 AM
I didnt use the close contacts, but have used the hardy chaps - found them no problem, fitted Scottie very well and they have done a superb job. Still doing good a year later!
28th March 2010, 10:50 PM
Looking at feedback overall will give them a miss as very expensive and generally feeling appears to be that they're not worth it - Thanks everyone
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