I am working away from home for a few weeks and had the farrier come while Im away. He rang to say the TB has thrush in one hoof and recommends putting metho on it. Is this a good idea?
Some background...I live in the tropics in Australia, its half way through wet season. Everything I've just read on thrush says to keep hooves dry but that's not really possible for me. He's in his paddock 24/7 and its wet and will be for about another month or so. He's got lots of trees to go under when it rains but nowhere really to dry out his feet and he doesnt like being locked up anyway. I am planning to build him a shelter with concrete floor very soon but even then he's still got to get turnout and its all mud!
How serious/difficult to cure is thrush? Any suggestions appreciated as I've never dealt with thrush before.