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    08-04-2013, 02:12 PM
#Is this ok for thrush?#

Ok, my horse is barefoot, has great hooves, ridden hard daily, and on a good hoof/joint/coat supplement. He is in a small, somewhat muddy pasture, as it has been raining like crazy. This has led to a few mild cases of thrush over the summer, no serious damage. When he gets it, I treat it with doctor naylor blu kote. My vet and my farrier both said that this was fine, but I thought I would ask you guys. I also use hooflex liquid conditioner on the hoof wall.
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    08-04-2013, 03:42 PM
Apple cider vinegar.
    08-04-2013, 04:26 PM
Green Broke
I use apple cider vinegar. It kills harmful bacteria without killing the good bacteria unlike bleach. It's also natural, so you're not putting a bunch of chemicals on your horse's feet.
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    08-04-2013, 06:41 PM
There's Durasole, Thrushbuster, Today/Tomorrow, and others, all pretty much work if you're diligent about cleaning out and applying it every day.
    08-04-2013, 06:56 PM
Is the blu kote safe? And I'm going to try the apple cider vinegar!
    08-04-2013, 07:52 PM
I scrub with dawn dish soapy water in a spray bottle a few times a week. Done and done.
    08-04-2013, 07:58 PM
I used Thrushbuster. I tried other things, including vinegar but my horse's thrush was pretty awful.

Haven't tried the dawn soap.. sounds interesting!

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