It's winter, well kind of, we got 17 inches of snow last weekend and now it's been raining all day....boo.... so now it's just really cold mud. Lizzy's frogs are gross back by the heel. Not so much a crack just like disintegrating. She is stalled right now and has been since last night due to the rain and the awesome cold she also has. So I put thrushbuster in it, which has worked wonders every other time, I love the stuff. But really when does this battle end? She cannot be stalled every night, she's not on stall board and I can't afford that right now.
Her feet are cleaned out everyday and really there hasn't been anything stuck in her hooves when I pull her out of her paddock. She also has a lot of room and only by the gate is muddy. But it is snowy around or well what is now left of it.
So preventatives? If there is such a thing I suppose. I have apple cidar vinegar but I feel that didn't do a whole lot, thrushbuster worked better and the acv certainly didn't help prevent anything.