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Mud Defender - Hilton Herbs - 2 Kg

A field trialled formula, shown to help natural resistance to mud dwelling bacteria and support the skins cellular structure and integrity.

Mud Defender is a dry supplement containing herbs such as echinacea, calendula and garlic to help horses and ponies maintain a natural resistance to mud-dwelling bacteria and support healthy coat and skin.  Successfully field trialled, Mud Defender Supplement can be used alongside our Mud Defender Lotion for optimum benefits. 

This extremely palatable, unique product was field trialled over a 6 month period in the UK, USA and France, during what was probably one of the wettest Winters in living memory! Mud Defender contains ingredients selected to provide a natural source of: Omega’s 3 & 6, Cysteine the amino acid needed for strong hair, skin and keratin production, B vitamins, bio available sulphur, minerals and trace elements. The supplements natural ingredients also include herbs chosen for their ability to help support the skin’s cellular structure, integrity and natural resistance to mud dwelling bacteria. We recommend horse owners start giving our Mud Defender supplement in the early Autumn and continue throughout the Winter months, to help maintain your horse or pony’s legs, heels and skin in the best possible condition to support a natural resistance to mud dwelling bacteria and the rigours of wet, muddy conditions. 

MUD DEFENDER for horses, ponies and donkeys is formulated to maintain and support:

  • a natural resistance to mud-dwelling bacteria (field trialled over the winter of 2013/2014 in the UK, France & the USA with great success)
  • supply the Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3 & 6 required to support the skin's epidermal layers integrity, strength and condition
  • the amino acids required for Keratin production that forms the first line of defence in skin and hair
  • the Zinc and Vitamin B requirements to help synthesise Keratin production
  • the body's overall immune response
  • cell renewal and regrowth of skin and hair
  • healthy skin and coat condition

Ingredients: Cooked Linseed meal, Brewers Yeast, Garlic, Kelp (Ascosophyllum nodosum), Calendula flowers, Echinacea root and Liquorice root.

Typical analysis: Total oil 11.9%, Protein 22.24%, Fibre 16.15%, Ash 5.3%.

How to use:

Introduce gradually to normal feed over a period of several days.

Added to the feed on a daily basis, where possible splitting the required amount between two feeds. 50ml scoop is included.

Up to 128 cm

1 scoop daily

128-148 cm

2 scoops daily

148-158 cm

3 scoops daily

158-168 cm

4 scoops daily

> 168 cm

4-5 scoops daily

Please allow approximately 2 to 3 weeks for complete absorption and up to a month for full benefits to be seen.

In time, you may find the amount fed can be lowered. Animals are individuals, often a lower maintenance amount will be sufficient for long-term use.

Store in cool place, away from direct sunlight.

If you have any concerns about your animal's health please contact your vet immediately


Due to the nature of the product and the ingredients from herbs and natural plants they contain, natural variations in the formulations can occur, which does not guarantee the adequacy of the products to the anti-doping requirements of the FEI and the Jockey Club.




We do not recommend this product for horses competing under the rules of the RFHE, FEI, and the Jockey Club


Hilton Herbs Message

Due to the nature of the product and the ingredients from herbs and natural plants they contain, natural variations in the formulations can occur, which does not guarantee the adequacy of the products to the anti-doping requirements of the FEI and the Jockey Club.

Hilton Herbs Quality Assurance:
Our supplements contain no animal bi-products, fillers, additives, artificial colours, or flavours - they simply contain herbs or plants!

We understand you need to know you are giving your horse or pet the very best supplements available and so we select only the finest quality ingredients for use in our products. In fact all the herbs and tinctures we use are not only human-grade, but sourced from exactly the same suppliers our Medical Herbalist uses for the patients in her practice.

Every Hilton Herbs product complies with the very latest good manufacturing, safety, and quality control legislation. Each year our manufacturing facility is independently audited by the Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS). This is THE organisation responsible for ensuring animal feed and supplements manufacturers throughout Europe comply with the most stringent industry standards and legislation.

We are also audited annually by the National Animal Supplements Council, a US organisation that works closely with the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) and the American Agricultural Feed Control Organisation (AAFCO). These two organisations are responsible for monitoring the manufacture of supplements for horses and companion animals in the USA.