Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
I would use Pete's goo, but also add to the mix equal amounts of an over the counter yeast infection medication and maybe even some tea tree oil.
I would also soak this horses feet in a warm lysol soak and scrub the foot well and clean a couple times a week for the first week or two and any time it gets gross and dirty. About a cup of lysol to a couple gallons water...make it sudsy. It wont harm the foot as it is made for humans to use to hand scrub floors.
After the soak and every day, Squirt the goo in the fissure as deep as you can get it and pack a cotton ball in behind it to help hold the meds in and also open the fissure. Do that till it is no longer sore when you pick the cotton out of it.
Once the infection is under control and the fissure is no longer painful when you pick it, squirt iodine or thrushbuster into the fissue and follow with a cottonball which you will also soak after its in place and pack it into the fissure till you can no longer get a cotton ball to stay in there. Once you reach that point, regular maintenance watching for thrush and cleaning the feet will be sufficuant but be aware, it may take a good deal of time to get to that point.
If it ever returns to being painful after you change over to the TB or iodine, use the goo again for awhile instead of iodine or thrushbuster as they can be irritating...... but once it isnt sensitive again, change back over.
This may take time but it will work. You must be vigilant and make sure your horse is not in alot of muck or wet.