Originally Posted by loosie
Don't use it, but yes, it does get used as an antifungal. Not sure about how effective it is either.
But I don't get your comment about grass & sprinklers with this regard? Or are you talking about softening their feet? It's great that you're in a dry environment & hooves should be hard! If your farrier's got a problem trimming them because they're so hard, you might want to soak them in water for half an hr or so before the visit... or just tell your farrier to grow some...
Yea, the grass and sprinklers were referring to softening the feet for the trim. It is very dry...no rain from April to Oct here and the ground is rock hard. It's my percheron's feet that I wanted to soften for the farrier visit. The other farrier that comes out here for the other shires out here asks their owners to soak them in some mud or water before he comes. Not concerned about the light horses, but the drafties can be quite cumbersome with their hooves so dry.
Well, I have been doing the lysol and then slathering the pine tar on afterwards just to see what it would do. I just got my cast off and pins out and still don't have too much strength in my right hand, but at least it's something. Farrier was out yesterday, a day early....he thought it was Friday....so I didn't get to soak them anyway.