Cannon Crud (Cannon Keratosis)

Remove cannon bone crud in as little as 12 hours

Cannon bone fungus, stud crud, cannon scurf, cannon funk – While it's often seen on the cannon bones of the hind legs, it can also appear above the hocks, elbows, face, and ears. Regardless of what name you use it all points to the same confounding condition. A condition that's the bane of many horse owners. You've meticulously groomed your horse from poll to dock, you step back to take in the beauty of your efforts and uggg, there it is. Cannon bone crud marring the perfection of your horse. Whether black and tarry or dry and scaly, this crud won’t come off no matter how much scrubbing you do. At Equiderma, we feel your pain, but please, take heart – There's a proven solution that thousands of horse owners have discovered and vow to never be without. It's so easy and foolproof you'll be amazed.

What is cannon crud? It's not a fungus and it's not as simple as urine splashing up on the back legs of your male horse (forget calling it "stud crud", mares get it, too). The official name of this crud is cannon keratosis. Cannon keratosis is caused by an excess production of keratin, the main structural constituents of hair, feathers, hoofs, claws, and horns. The problem arises when excess keratin exudes from the skin and dries there. Getting it off can be as tough as trying to get off dried glue.

Cannon Keratosis Treatment: Overnight Cannon Crud Removal

Treatment couldn't be more simple - just apply a generous amount of Equiderma Skin Lotion to the affected areas, leave on and let it work its magic. The next day, shampoo the legs thoroughly with Equiderma Neem Shampoo or any other mild, non- medicated shampoo. Rinse, dry well and prepare to say hello to your horse's smooth, clean, healthy, crud-free skin! Seriously! It's that simple.

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Equiderma Treatment F.A.Q.

Q: What if there is still crud after using Equiderma Skin Lotion?

A: Occasionally the build up will be more advanced and will need an extra treatment. Follow the same treatment as you did the first day. Just re-apply another generous coating of Equiderma Skin Lotion and leave on. Allow to sit on the skin overnight and wash legs the following day.

Q: What are the Equiderma Skin Lotion ingredients?

A: Equiderma Skin Lotion contains mineral oil, chlorhexidine, and fungal fighting agents. It was developed for use on sweet itch, rain rot, mane and tail itching but we happily discovered it was also the answer to cannon crud.

Q: Can I use Equiderma Skin Lotion on my horse's face?

A: Yes, we like to use a small round tack sponge to control where the skin lotion goes. Apply onto the sponge and wipe a small amount in a circular fashion to the affected areas. Follow the same protocol as you would for the legs. Leave it on, wipe and rinse off the following day.

Customer Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it - here's what some of our customers have to say:

Cannon crud be gone! The results were so fast! Cannon crud be gone! The results were so fast!

I had tried everything to get rid of the cannon keratosis my mate had had a long time and had been getting worse. After the first couple applications I was blown away by the results. I also used it on some girth itch and it got rid of that in a snap. Best lotion ever! I highly recommend it, and tell all my horse friends of our great experience.

Andrea H.
I have been an Equiderma lover since 2008 I have been an Equiderma lover since 2008

Equiderma Skin Lotion is the ONLY product I mention in my "must haves" for my clients and I am pretty sure every locker in the barn has a bottle! We use it for anything skin related and it takes care of it every time!!! My favorite regular use of the Skin Lotion is to put it on the cannon bones before a ride - then the crud just rinses right off without eating up the skin.

Laura B.
I will not be without this stuff I will not be without this stuff

My gelding has a bad case of cannon bone "crud". I tried the horse lotion. I put it on and the next day all the scabs has fallen off. By day three his legs looked amazing. It’s been 10 days and it's like it was never even there. This is the absolute best product on the market. I’m going to try it on my other geldings tail as he is constantly rubbing his butt when he is in his stall. I have tried MTG with no success. So I will try this lotion. The lotion smells so nice and works! I just ordered 3 more bottles. I will not be without this stuff. Thank you so much for making an amazing product.

Chantelle B.
Worked and was healing within a couple applications Worked and was healing within a couple applications

Where do I even begin? I love everything about Equiderma's products as well as the brand itself. The exceptional customer service and the quality of their products is what keeps me as a returning customer. I started originally with the Lotion to help with some rain rot and cannon crud (worked and was healing within a couple applications) and then was hooked from there. I now use the Neem Shampoo & Conditioner on all the horses especially before a show and won't use anything else. It makes them gleam and so incredibly soft and really no need for any extra spritz of show sheen. Last, but certainly not least, is the sheath cleaner....simply amazing! It is the gentlest yet hard working product I've yet to find to cut the gross grime down yet not leaving it irritated.

Laura H.
Equiderma Skin Lotion it's the best! Equiderma Skin Lotion it's the best!

My horse, Bob had Cannon Crud. I thought I would try your skin lotion as nothing else seemed to work and I thought I would try one more product. BOY, was I glad I did. I noticed a difference RIGHT AWAY!! It is amazing! It also smells really nice too!

Patti W.
Amazed at how fast it worked Amazed at how fast it worked

I loved the skin lotion! I was amazed at how fast it worked on my horses skin crud. It only took 1 or 2 applications and it was cleared up completely. The product really goes a long way too. Thanks Equiderma!

Melanie M.
Cannon crud erased Cannon crud erased

When we rescued Tika last year, she came covered in rain rot, cannon crud and had a large tumor on the inside of her ear. Scratches on her back legs appeared a month after we had her home. I tried everything - and nothing was getting rid of her skin issues - until someone passed along Equiderma. The blue lotion covered my whiteboard horse and in a couple of days the rain rot areas were gone, cannon crud erased and even (and this is amazing!) the tumor in her ear was shrinking! Scratches are gone too! We are so impressed with this product and how it has treated a grey's sensitive skin. It smells wonderful going on and she seems to be healthier and ready to get to work.

Laura K.
Cannon bone crud Cannon bone crud

Crash is a 25 year old barrel horse we've had for 6 months and he came to us with tons of cannon bone crud. I tried other products and asked the vet what to do... I spent months trying to get this stuff off. I found a add on face book for Equiderma products and was excited that the gunk on his legs actually had a name and there was a product for it! I ordered the Neem Shampoo and Equidema Skin Lotion to try. I was amazed by the results and very pleased!

Cynthia P.

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