Dry split in frog and heel question
I realize that a picture would be helpful.... but I don't have any.
A week ago, my farrier told me that Sam had a touch of thrush in his front right hoof. This is my first experience with thrush, and it was a touch because it didn't smell all that bad. I bought Farnum Thrush XX and applied it to the hoof a few days in a row.
I squirted it on the frog concentrating on the crack at the back of the frog and let it drip down the frog and off the front of the hoof. I tried not to be messy, but some did get on the back of Sam's hoof above the frog.
Today while checking his hoof, I noticed the hair is missing. No scab or sore, but I probably burned him eh? Bad owner. Bad owner.
Should I put a little furzone on it (so the dirt sticks to him even more) or just let it go?
Also, how do you know when the thrush is gone? The frog is dry, not black, but dark in color, and he still has the crack. The crack is dry and appears to be closed up. The farrier told me to use the product while the crack was present, but maybe he meant until it healed/dried up?
Also, if I squirt some on the frog (being careful not to get it on skin) once a week when there is no thrush will I damage his hoof? Use it like a maintenance treatment.