Grease is a diseased condition of the skin of the pasterns, due to inflammation of the oil glands at this part, the secretion of which is greatly increased (hence the name) with, as it advances, cracks and ulcers, and accompanied by pain and lameness, and swelling of the legs. This condition is, in nearly every case, due to bad stable management, and very rarely to digestive derangement.


Fomentations and poultices to subdue the inflammation, afterwards dressing with carbolised oil, will generally effect a cure in mild cases; citrine ointment, or oxide of zinc ointment, is also very useful.