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  • Gentian violet hoof treatment
  • Betadine for thrush in horses feet

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    05-02-2012, 02:00 AM
Thrush buster works, but all products with HORSE on them are going to cost a small fortune.

Apple cider vinegar makes a good spray to keep the thrush from coming back, along with being sensible about providing some relief from mucky paddocks.


NoThrush works great too without the staining.
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    05-02-2012, 02:18 AM
If you want something that works and doesn't stain try simple mouth wash stuff works amazing! And it smell great and helps with flies so its a win win! =)
    05-02-2012, 01:17 PM
My horse had serious bacteria/thrush. My vet stated that just putting medicine (anything really) does nothing because the bacteria hides and putting it on top really almost does nothing to get the medicine to the problem. I have been soaking my horses hoof in hot water, betadine and epsom salts ( you could go without the salt ) and then drying the hoof. I then pack the crevasses of the hoof with cotton and squirt betadine in there, that way it actually has a way to travel and fill the little crevasses that thrush loves to occupy! I have exposed tissue so I then wrap my horses hoof up to keep it dry from anything else and leave the betadine to saturate the hoof. Its worked UNBELIEVABLE. Maybe if you could do this overnight for a few days it would control your problem?
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    05-02-2012, 06:12 PM
Originally Posted by Marina    
I then pack the crevasses of the hoof with cotton and squirt betadine in there, that way it actually has a way to travel and fill the little crevasses that thrush loves to occupy!
That's what I do with the thrush buster. Clean the hoof and then stuff cotton and soak in thrush buster. It cleared up nicely but then when I left it came back.

But Thrush buster does work, though you gotta stay on top of it.
    05-06-2012, 03:05 AM
NO THRUSH - The First Ever DRY Equine Treatment. Natural, safe, Results in 3-5 days

This stuff is fantastic and definitely worth the $34.95 a bottle (in Australia). My mare had a nasty case of thrush which is now clearing up nicely with daily use of No Thrush. This product has many benefits, its easy to use (making daily treatment much more do-able), it promotes healthy growth of new tissue (a key component in overcoming thrush) while killing the existing bacteria, and soaking up the moisture which provides the bacteria its breeding ground in the first place.

I have attached two photos of the improvement in Candy's hoof after 11 days of No Thrush treatment. I am still using it (18 days) and the hoof is looking even better now.

Also used No Thrush with iodine in the beginning (5-6 days) but this can harm healthy tissue, so have switched to just No Thrush and the results speak for themselves.
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    05-06-2012, 10:33 AM
Dry cow mastitis med called Today or Tomorrow. It is super cheap and works wonders.
    05-06-2012, 01:39 PM
Originally Posted by Rascaholic    
Dry cow mastitis med called Today or Tomorrow. It is super cheap and works wonders.
Use the 'Tomorrow" version. It contains an antibiotic.

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    05-07-2012, 02:16 AM
Thanks Horseman, I couldn't remember the name right then LOL. I knew it was one of the 2. It was a long day that day.
    05-07-2012, 11:35 AM
I recently read that gentian violet has been linked to cancer (although these days, what isn't?).

I have had success treating mild to moderate thrush by doing the following - scrubbing the hooves with a stiff brush (like the brush on the back of a hoof pick) and regular dish soap (dawn or ivory) and rinsing thoroughly. Then spraying or pouring on 50/50 apple cider vinegar and water solution. Followed by some iodine (which can be harsh, use your judgement) and then pack the thrushy areas with desetin diaper cream. No, I'm not kidding. Since the hooves are clean and treated, the diaper cream keeps moisture and gunk from getting in there. Repeat every other day or so until the thrush is gone.

Another thing that works well is making a "goo" out of neosporin + pain releif (or the generic equivalent) and 1% clotrimazole athlete's foot cream, put this into one of the curved tip "monoject" syringes (you can get them at a tack or vet supply store) and put this as deeply into the thrushy area as possible. After picking the hooves out, of course.

I am also a BIG believer in ToDAY cow mastitis treatment. It is clearing up a bad (as in bleeding) case of thrush in my recently acquired gelding.

The most important thing is to KEEP treating it, and do it consistantly. Don't do it for 3 or 4 days and then go a week before treating it again. Get the thrush GONE.
    05-07-2012, 02:05 PM
Listerine the original flavor (brown liquid). Put it in a spray bottle and spray all over the areas with thrush. I bought the generic brand from the dollar tree and my horses thrush was gone in 3 days.
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