Originally Posted by Trinity3205
It can still be cured. If you stop treating before its completely gone and closed up it will just come back since its a closed anaerobic space which thrush baddies love. You have to treat it religiously. I also like to scrub the foot with dawn dish soap water when its really dirty and yucky. Keeping it clean goes a long way.
Yes, it can be cured, but honestly, some horses are more prone. In the past 7 years or so that I've been back into horses, only one of them has been chronically thrushy. Drives me absolutely crazy. I cure it, I keep at it for another month just to be sure. Everyone who is into barefoot that sees her (including my trimmer who checks up on me) says I'm doing it all right, but still the thrush comes back again and again. <sigh> I figure it has to do with her basic genetic/chemical makeup. And so help me if I fall behind on her hoof care by even a couple of weeks -- I pay for it for the next 3 months. Like I am now - February and March were h*ll as far as finding time to look after her and her frogs have suffered for it.
Over the years I have made improvements, but this is a battle I will fight with her until she dies; I'm convinced.