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post #1 of 9 Old 05-17-2013, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Best treatment for thrush??

My farrier came last night and took care of my mare. He said her front hooves are extremely dry and her back hooves have a mild case of thrush. He recommended thrush buster but I can't find it locally. Is there another treatment I could use? Thanks
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-17-2013, 12:51 PM
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There are a lot of thrush products available on the market: Farnam thrush treatment, Mane N Tail Pro-Tect Thrush Treatment, Coopertox, etc. Most of these products should do the job. I live on a dairy farm and my farrier also recommended I could use Dry Cow or Tomorrow for treatment of thrush, which can be purchased at a local tractor supply, feed mill, etc. Good luck!
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-17-2013, 01:31 PM
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Dry is good. The farrier might not like it because it makes the hoof harder, and therefore, harder for him to trim.

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post #4 of 9 Old 05-17-2013, 01:43 PM
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There is always some product available for the treatment of thrush at your local co-op/feed store/tack store/etc. If all else fails, you can get a bottle from your vet (though it's generally more expensive there).

I've never used Thrush Buster, but I have used Kopertox with good results.

The most important thing you'll want to remember, though? Wear rubber gloves. All that stuff stinks and it's almost impossible to wash off.
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Thanks everyone, I'll check my co-op today and see what I can find.
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light thrush? Scrub the feet with dawn dish soapy water in a spray bottle. Itll be gone in 2 or 3 days. No need to spend money.
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I would suggest " No Thrush" to anyone! Its great stuff
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post #8 of 9 Old 05-17-2013, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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The farrier also mentioned just putting olive oil on it after cleaning it well. Due to the hooves being so dry. Anyone heard of that?
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post #9 of 9 Old 05-17-2013, 05:01 PM
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Dry hooves are good hooves. Farriers don't like very dry hooves because they are harder to trim.
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