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post #21 of 68 Old 04-25-2013, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Also for the dish detergent to wash her feet, does it have to be dawn? Or will any brand do?
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post #22 of 68 Old 04-25-2013, 05:40 PM
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I am almost 100% positive that you are dealing with a case of deep sulcus thrush, I have a gelding that has it and is improving nicely with a thrush powder called " No thrush" Its amazing and all natural so it doesnt harm the delicate new tissue trying to regrow:) My horse is also lame on his right front from this and I am taking him to the vet next saturday to see if there is anything else that I need to do other than what I am already doing. I clean his hooves everyday and apply No thrush, and he stands in his stall for at least 30 minutes which is dry. I live in Michigan and we are having a VERY wet spring and this thrush came from outta nowhere:( I have been in the horse business for 25+ years and have never had one with thrush ever, let alone this bad of a case!
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Also for the dish detergent to wash her feet, does it have to be dawn? Or will any brand do?
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I think any of the dish detergent will work. Dawn is just the most popular and the gentlest. You don't want any with that bleach alternative stuff.
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Along with the thrush, I'd be concerned about how she's being trimmed and how her feet are growing.

Even though she was just trimmed a couple of weeks ago, I still see some things that lead me to believe that maybe even your regular farrier isn't doing that great of a job. Of course, I'll hold final judgment until I see some really good pictures, but it looks to me like she might long all the way around and likely has some seriously under-run heels going on.

Can you post some better pictures of her feet from the bottom and also from the side with her standing on a mat/board/concrete?

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post #25 of 68 Old 04-25-2013, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going to the barn now so I'll take more pics.
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post #26 of 68 Old 04-25-2013, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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post #27 of 68 Old 04-25-2013, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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That right front is for sure deep sulcus thrush, and how long has it been since you had a trim?! I hope you started a thrush treatment tonight...Did you say that you horse is lame due to this?
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post #29 of 68 Old 04-25-2013, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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That's the thing she was JUST trimmed on 4/13. And yes I put the 50/50 solution in there and packed it with cotton balls until tomorrow.
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She's definitely sore, but moving freely throughout the paddock. She is on 24/7 turnout in a fairly dry paddock.
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