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Sorry if this has already been discussed a lot, as a common problem in winter- I used the search function and didn't find reference to the particular treatment I want to ask about! This winter is the first my horse has spent outdoors 24/7. It is the first time I have had to deal with a big inflamed patch of mud fever on her pastern and coronet. I washed and dried it as best as I could, used antiseptic, took off as much of the scabs as I could, and as a last thought, splashed Eosin all over it. I can't even find much reference to this substance in english except in use as a dye. In Europe it is commonly marketed and used as an antiseptic- anti-fungal, used for drying out wounds. It is prescribed for putting on the belly button of newborns, for example, to help it dry and fall off; it is put on kids scratches and scrapes... that is why I happened to have some in my medicine cabinet. I was having trouble meeting up with the owner of the pasture, to discuss moving her into a dry stall for healing, so she was stuck out in deep mud for the days following that one treatment, so I was very worried three days later when I went to see her... But the inflammation had gone down, the open part had shrunk to about half the size it had been, and it was very dry. The contrast was so striking, I suspect the owner of the pasture is going to think I exaggerated the state she was in! So it seems eosin is a good treatment, but I am curious as to why there is no mention of it when I Google it? Has anyone else heard of it or used it? Could there be a reason it isn't used normally? (like that there is some side effect that is dangerous..) I'd appreciate any feedback I can get... thanks in advance!