What Are Kyowave Mud Fever Boots?

Kyowave mud fever boots for horses offer a new, effective way of treating mud fever in horses. For years, horse owners have tried box rest, lotions and potions and various prescribed medications (including the ones with antibiotics and steroids), for example. Nevertheless, the dreaded mud fever returns year after year.

However, that is all about to change. Our mud fever boots harness the bacteria-killing effects of blue light technology, allowing owners to treat mud fever without the fuss. Tried and tested, Kyowave is a proven treatment for mud fever in horses. Find out about the science behind our revolutionary mud fever boots and purchase Kyowave today!

Kyowave mud fever boots for horses are the ultimate choice for effective mud fever treatment:

  • Blue Light Technology – Proven to kill bacteria
  • Easy to Use – Simply apply daily for 30 minutes
  • Battery Operated – Charge up and go
  • Effective  – Designed and proven to work against the bacteria that cause mud fever
  • Portable – Comes in an easy-to-carry case

What is Mud Fever in Horses?

Mud fever, pastern dermatitis, greasy heels and cracked heels: All are names given to a condition that can take over your life as a horse owner. Usually seen in the wet winter months, mud fever can also occur as a result of heavy dew on summer mornings. Known as dew burn, this can also cause skin lesions. Left untreated or unseen, mud fever can fester and become a major issue for horses and horse owners. Mud fever often results in crusty, scabby, red, sore patches that begin to weep. Furthermore, the horse’s legs can swell and become painful, causing obvious discomfort.

What causes mud fever in horses?

Bacteria is the most common cause of mud fever, but fungus and mite infections can also play a part. Muddy conditions can damage the protective outer skin layer because wet skin becomes softer and more prone to abrasion. The skin’s protective barrier is weakened, creating a great environment for the bacteria to take hold. Likewise, leg mites can also damage the skin, allowing bacteria to enter. Unfortunately, even your horse’s overreach boots can rub and damage the skin, resulting in an infection.

Specifically, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and Pseudomonas are the most common bacteria found in these areas, along with many commensal bacteria. These usually grow when mud fever is swabbed for culture.

Testing Kyowave Mud Fever Boots

Kyowave mud fever boots have been tested and found to be an effective mud fever treatment. Kyowave was put to the test on this horse, which was suffering from mud fever. A vet swabbed the area on Day 0 and Day 8. Kyowave was applied to both front pasterns for 30 minutes each day. Swabs and scabs cultured on Day 0 showed beta-heamolytic streptoccus spp, coagulase-negative staphyloccus and pseudomonas spp. All of these bacteria were absent on the Day 8 swab, and the pastern dermatitis totally disappeared after two months. 

A steady improvement from Day 0, 8 and 17 shown in the pictures

Blue Light Technology As A Mud Fever Treatment

The increase in bacterial drug resistance has really driven interest in blue light technology. Blue light therapy is a clinically accepted treatment for acne infections in humans. Furthermore, clinical trials have also investigated the use of blue light for Helicobacter pylori stomach infections with promising results. 

Kyowave uses blue light therapy to treat mud fever in horses. Our mud fever boots for horses have been designed to produce blue light with the precise wavelength reported to be most effective against mud fever bacteria. The specific wavelength of light used in Kyowave has been shown to be safe on human and mammalian skin, whilst destroying bacteria. 

Now for the really scientific part:

A mechanism called photo-excitation of intracellular porphyrins is what causes blue light inactivation of many bacteria. This causes the production of cytotoxic reactive oxygen species, which damage the bacterial cell’s internal structures (e.g. DNA), resulting in cell death. 

A fully charged Kyowave mud fever boot delivers approximately 57.35 W/m2 at a distance of 1cm. Studies using Kyowave on methicillin resistant Staphlococcus aureus (MRSA) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa have been carried out at the University of Surrey. Both were exposed to the light for between 15 and 30 minutes on a paper disc placed 1cm away. The graphs below illustrate the effectiveness of Kyowave!

Total Bacterial Killing

When tested, total bacteria killing was observed against P. aeruginosa after 30 minutes of light exposure (A) and after 25 minutes against S. aureus (B), with a 5-log reduction in bacteria numbers compared to the non-treated controls.

Purchase Kyowave Mud Fever Boots Today

Stop mud fever in its tracks this winter. Save yourself time and hassle with our mud fever boots for horses, whilst keeping your horse happy and healthy. Ditch the lotions and potions and switch to our proven mud fever treatment today. Visit our Kyowave product page to purchase a single or pair of our mud fever boots today.