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post #11 of 41 Old 12-15-2012, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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I will look that up. My horse had a purple ear for a few weeks....we were trying to shave wiskers to prevent snotsickles and we had to grab an ear for the ticklish part and it was on all our hands lol.

Of course it's always gone by the time the farrier gets out since it is scheduled 8 weeks in advance so he thinks I'm crazy when I say I've been battling thrush, then it comes back a week later....
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post #12 of 41 Old 12-15-2012, 09:11 PM
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She gets thrush in the middle of summer during a drought. Thrush doesn't just come when it's wet that's why I battle it year round.

I was hoping the cold would prevent it but I suppose she had thrush last February too....I've decided it's because I see my horse everyday to care for her that all this stuff happens to me.
Is your pasture really mucky?
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Is your pasture really mucky?
Nope. Only by the gate as that is the lowest part. But my princess detests mud and will litteraly walk a huge circle to avoid it.

It is snowy but it's a hilly paddock so water drains off of where she usually sits.
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The snow still melts in her hoofs, and makes them moist.. And that is how the Fungus is getting in there.. Is she shod?
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Stupid snow, and mud and rain and dirt and all the icky things that get in her foot. She is not shod right now once the snow melts though she will be. Trying to get her stall board for a few months during the winter, she loves her stall.
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Lol, I know, right?!

Does she have sensitive feet?.. Nothing against shoes, but I noticed shod horses tend to get thrush more often, than a barefoot horse does.. idk.
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She wears faster than they grow so she needs shoes, boots won't hold up to the amount of riding we do. The bugger never had thrush when she had shoes on. And she will now be on stall board for the winter so at least at night they can get a break from the snow.
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She wears faster than they grow so she needs shoes, boots won't hold up to the amount of riding we do. The bugger never had thrush when she had shoes on. And she will now be on stall board for the winter so at least at night they can get a break from the snow.
Does she have Black feet?

Well, she gets a cozy stall, with dry bedding. :)
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So I know all the mixes of stuff to put on once a horse has thrush but I'm wondering what I can do to prevent it in the first place?

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.
This link is the best yet I have seen for prevention of hoof thrush.

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Nah she has white feet.

Emily, that was good info, she is currently fed as prone to laminitis. No grain, very low sugars. She gets beet pulp and alfalfa pellets to mix her supplements in with. Rarely if ever gets treats. I use Feedxl to balance her diet.

She is a rescue that had horrible feet a year ago. They look a million times better.
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