I have only had my horse for a month. When I had the vet check he had thrush in all four feet. Not suprising as the entire fall and month of December in Michigan was a mudfest. The vet did not seem very concerned and just told me to treat it daily and keep his feet clean. I definetely did that. He has deep, I guess best described as, cuts in each of his feet...one in each hoof and they are very deep. The farrier I had out told me that they will heal up but will take until summer.
I switched to the barn farrier where I board him as he happened to my horse's prior farrier and he came out yesterday to do the barn's horses. I wanted my horse on the same rotation so he did my horses as well. He told me that because my horse had been sored and sored so low those cuts are always going to be an issue and will always attract thrush.
The barn owner suggested soaking his feet a few times a week in epsom salt...anyone ever do this or anyone have any other suggestions? The thrush is now out of his feet.