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post #1 of 16 Old 12-28-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Cures for deep sulcus thrush?

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.
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Here is another picture of the 'hole'
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Did you wrap his foot after applying the dry cow? You need to wrap it, usually with a diaper, that holds the meds in and the gunk out.
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Did you wrap his foot after applying the dry cow? You need to wrap it, usually with a diaper, that holds the meds in and the gunk out.
Yes. I wrapped it and the boot was distroyed in no time


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I had an old farrier that told me years ago to put concentrated Lysol on a cotton-ball and stuff it into the deep crack. I have used that many times over the years and it has worked like a charm.

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Pete's Goo has been the one working best for me lately- just a 50/50 mixture of antibiotic and antifungal creams from your local human pharmacy administered with a curved tip dental syringe as deep into the crack as you can get.
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Pete's Goo has been the one working best for me lately- just a 50/50 mixture of antibiotic and antifungal creams from your local human pharmacy administered with a curved tip dental syringe as deep into the crack as you can get.
This. It worked for my mare.
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If the hole isn't deep or sore, Thrushbuster will do it too or strong iodine on a cotton ball. You just need something that will dry it out while the frog regrows.

If its sore in there and really deep, don't use anything caustic. Stick with dry cow mastitus cream or petes goo or similar.

Also, don't forget the benefit of scrubbing out the foot with plain ol soap. Just like washing your hands, this can really make a difference. I just put blue dawn dish soap in a spray bottle with water (soapy water) and scrub with the hoof pick brush then rinse with the soapy water too. No need to rinse the soap off. Just leave it. Do this once a day pat dry and treat with whatever.

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It's sore when I apply the cow dry to the cracks but he isn't lame surprisingly.
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Also- what is Pete's goo? Is it a product or do I mix an anti fungal creme and an antibiotic??
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