Now I'm not sure if this is thrush but I'm sure at one time it was. There's no stench or black tar-ish stuff. It's just like a hole in his heel bulb that looks exactly like deep sulcus thrush would. The pictures I am attaching are from a week or two ago and it has gotten worse and has worked it's way to the hairline. I was treating it with cow dry but with Christmas and me being sick the last few days it hasn't been tended to. It doesn't help that it's been a wet slushy mess and stalling him is not an option. Anyone have any remedies? I was cleaning it out and putting cow dry on it then packing it with cotton balls but the cotton wasn't staying in at all, especially with all the mud and slush.
Any tricks or ideas? The pictures attached are from a week or two ago. Will get newer ones tomorrow.
ETA- I'm also aware that his heels are long. I just got him and he wasn't the best for the farrier last time.