Scratches (also known as mud fever, mud rash, greasy heal, and equine pastern dermatitis) is a syndrome caused by a mixed bag of bacterial infections. The infection often starts as a small red ulceration of the skin in the plantar pastern region of the legs. The lesions then grow, develop scaling with the formation of a crust or an open wound, hair loss, edema and the release of a malodorous exudate. ArcaNatura's innovative antibacterial cream harnesses the naturally antibacterial power of unique plant extracts like kunzea oil and willow bark. Scratches Less is the first of it's kind, the only topical scratches cream clinically proven to heal your horse.