I am so sick of thrush - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 05-18-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 45
• Horses: 3
I am so sick of thrush

UGH!!! Sick and tired of thrush! I'm sick of my hands smelling disgusting from treating his feet (the smell seeps through gloves!), I'm tired of my back aching from treating his feet (I have an SI joint issue and he is a leaner). I'm so ready for it to just be all better.

When we got Jack 3 weeks ago he had thrush so bad/deep that he was lame and when I cleaned his hooves they bled.

And it's going to be a super long process, because I'm going to continue to treat until the deep, deep cracks in his central sulcus are grown out to the ideal divit. My farrier suggested switching up what treatment I use every 2 weeks, just to make sure we don't hit a plateau with the healing. I'm currently using ToDAY and will be switching to "Ramey's Goo" in a couple of days. Haven't decided yet what will be next. I'm also flushing his feet between cleaning and medicating with a disinfectant my farrier gave me. I think she said it's called triseptic (or something, flushing isn't as good as soaking, but soaking all four feet would be... pretty much impossible. He's stubborn as heck as it is.

I think I just wanted to vent. Maybe get some advice/support. Hear from people who have been there to tell me that it won't be long!
ohfroggit is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 14 Old 05-18-2012, 07:41 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ga
Posts: 1,515
• Horses: 2
Tomorrow works better. Just keep plugging away is all I can advise, and I agree. I hate thrush also.

I miss you Rascal. Every day, all day.
Rascaholic is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 05-18-2012, 07:41 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: california
Posts: 5,559
• Horses: 0
I purchased some of the 'dry' thrush powder. It seems to hold onto the icky gooey wet hoof areas. Thrush cleared fairly quick. This was in a 30 yr old horse that stands in his pee spots and is prone to abcess. Also another remedy that is a bit harsh , mix some bleach with some water and pour onto hoof.
stevenson is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 05-18-2012, 08:15 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 219
• Horses: 2
I'll second the dry thrush powder. Just make sure to brush it into all the nooks and crannies good.

At least it won't make your hands smell like the green liquid stuff does.

It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts! ~Nicholas Evans
KarrotKreek is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 05-19-2012, 07:36 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,355
• Horses: 2
Are you using the nasty Koppertox stuff? I would advise you to try something else, the chemicals in it not only kill the thrush but the live tissue in the horses hoof. I would recommend apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle.

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown
caseymyhorserocks is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 11:46 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,558
• Horses: 0
I pour bleach and water on mine, just don't get it on the skin or coranary band.
Posted via Mobile Device
OutOfTheLoop is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 12:16 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 718
• Horses: 0
SI joint issue....have you been to physical therapy (I assume you probably have)? What have you been doing for it?
Posted via Mobile Device
katbalu is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 12:31 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
Can't bleach kill live tissue as well?
Saddlebag is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 45
• Horses: 3
I don't use Koppertox or anything like that. I don't like things that kill live tissue. I forgot that the next thing I was planning on using is oil of oregano.

I looked up the dry thrush powder and the ingredients looked good, so I got a bottle of that and I started with it last night. I'll use it for a week or so and then I'll switch to something else for a bit.

His frogs are in the process of shedding right now, so he has lots of flaps/pockets that are a HUGE pain in the tush...I think when my farrier comes next week I'm going to ask her to please make my life easier and remove some of the flaps.

My SI joint... I've gone to a chiro and had it put back into place a couple of times (it comes way out of alignment) and there are some stretches/exersizes that can help to tighten the ligaments that hold it in place... But I'd gotten a bit lazy with it and then having the daily strain of Jack the king of leaning, plus that hunched over position.... Ugh.

Anyway, his hooves really are looking much much better, it's just a really long road because they were *so* bad.
ohfroggit is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 01:05 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,558
• Horses: 0
Not sure, its what my farrier told me so I never qeustioned it !
Posted via Mobile Device
OutOfTheLoop is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thrush! TbLover Horse Health 4 02-11-2012 06:24 PM
Thrush? BarrelWannabe Horse Health 1 10-19-2011 10:47 PM
thrush lacey m Horse Health 14 04-16-2011 11:29 AM
Thrush... barrelracer892 Horse Health 16 04-05-2010 11:47 PM
It's not thrush goldilockz Horse Health 1 06-17-2009 05:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome