Help research into Mud Fever
Dear The Vale of Arrow Riding Club,
I am a third year veterinary student at the University of Nottingham, and as part of my studies I am currently undertaking a research project. My project is based on mud-fever, a great topic at this time of year I’m sure you’ll agree!
Although it is a well-known condition, and there are many recommendations about susceptibility, prevention and treatment, there is surprisingly little scientific research behind this.
I have created a questionnaire in order to see if there are any trends in the most likely horses to get mud fever and which prevention and treatment methods work best for owners. I am also looking at which point owners use vets in the treatment of mud fever.
As I’m sure you can appreciate for my study to be as reliable as possible I need to get as many responses as I can. Therefore I was wondering whether it would be possible for you to forward this email containing the link to my questionnaire on to your members, if they are horse owners, so that I can make as many people aware of this project as possible.
There are some great prizes to be won in the form of tack shop vouchers, and I am confident that this research will come back with some excellent results, with the future aim being to have a better understanding of which horses are more likely to get mud fever, and a help sheet on the most effective ways to prevent and treat it. My research is being supported by CEVA, a pharmaceuticals company, and Jocelyn Habershon-Butcher, a vet specialising in equine internal medicine. If you would like any more information please do not hesitate to contact me.