Thrush Buster is not working. Ideas?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Hoof Care

Thrush Buster is not working. Ideas?

This is a discussion on Thrush Buster is not working. Ideas? within the Hoof Care forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Thrush hoof buster
  • Thrush buster for horses

Like Tree6Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-09-2012, 02:10 AM
  #1
Foal
Thrush Buster is not working. Ideas?

So I have a thoroughbred gelding and I have been battling thrush with him all spring. He get his hooves picked out and brushed every single day. I then apply thrush buster. He is turned into a muddy paddock for a ten hours a day. Not turning him out is not an option as he will injure himself or someone else if he is stuck in a stall. His stall is cleaned twice daily and is always dry.

I'm wondering if part of the cause of this could his hoof shape; he has very typical thoroughbred feet. Low heel, long toe. I have been working with my farrier and vet to correct this for a long time now.

I am calling the vet tomorrow, just curious if anyone else has dealt with thrush this persistent before and what they have done about it.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-09-2012, 11:11 PM
  #2
Trained
Environment & hoof form are huge factors in thrush. Has he got seedy toe too? Pics of his hooves - see link below - would be helpful if you want more specific opinions. Any way of increasing his time on dry/hard standing? Pea gravel in his hangout areas or such?
     
    05-09-2012, 11:21 PM
  #3
Trained
What Loosie said.

Plus besides picking out his feet every day, wash them with a disinfectant like Lysol mixed with water, rinse, dry with a towel and apply athlete's foot cream mixed with zinc cream and polysporin. But that won't solve your trouble until you have the hoof shape and turn out dealt with.
     
    05-09-2012, 11:29 PM
  #4
Showing
How do you apply the thrush buster? I pack my horse's hooves with cotton and soak the cotton in thrush buster.

No thrush also works really well. But you have to have some place dry for your horse regardless of what you put on to treat him.
     
    05-09-2012, 11:42 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I don't use thrushbuster or koppertox, or anythink like them. I've always just used a mixture of bleach and water in a spray bottle. Clean hoof (sometimes I even hose them out after) spray on bleach solution and let dry.

Cin is prone to thrush too, and this usually keeps it at bay.
Gidget likes this.
     
    05-12-2012, 05:14 PM
  #6
Foal
Pics of his feet are on my blog if anyone's interested. They are not the greatest photos, I only have my camera phone. I couldn't post them to the forum without having the image be too large.

I'm not worried about his field anymore. The last few days have been very hot and it is dry now.

About the bleach lysol suggestions, I know you've all had success with them but I won't use any household products before running them by with my vet. The vet is seeing him on Wed.
     
    05-12-2012, 09:06 PM
  #7
Showing
Yeah OP I see the crease between his frog/heel area. Stuff that full of cotton and put thrush buster or skip the cotton and put "no thrush" (which is dry) on or that Tomorrow Dry Cow stuff works too.

NO THRUSH - The First Ever DRY Equine Treatment. Natural, safe, Results in 3-5 days
ToMORROW® Dry Cow
     
    05-12-2012, 09:10 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny    
I don't use thrushbuster or koppertox, or anythink like them. I've always just used a mixture of bleach and water in a spray bottle. Clean hoof (sometimes I even hose them out after) spray on bleach solution and let dry.

Cin is prone to thrush too, and this usually keeps it at bay.

I do too....also he might need his frog trimmed.Sometimes it's hard for the hoof to get oxygen and trimming the excess frog helps the hoof breathe my farrier said. Peroxide or bleach ..I do half bleach half water...works like a charm!
     
    05-12-2012, 11:23 PM
  #9
Trained
Your pics are really hard to see properly. It looks like his heel are waaaay too high and his angles are way off. There is no reason that I can see from the pics why it would take two years to get those hooves into shape.

Without proper trimming, you will forever be fighting issues with your horse's feet, be it thrush or anything else.

Please do try to get better pics so we can give you better input.
     
    05-12-2012, 11:32 PM
  #10
Foal
I had a horse that had thrush for several years because his stall was never properly cleaned before I got him. I have used MANY different kinds of thrush treatments that I have received from vets and farriers. Once we moved him to a new barn and the stalls were clean properly (getting rid of pee spots! Is HUGE!) I think that helped a lot. But during this time I used hydrogen peroxide. I would clean out the hoof and poor some in and hold the hoof a little so it would set in and it worked good. Some times I would put vet wrap and let it fall off to hold it in there more. I also tried two different types of iodine that were mixed I know one was 7% and I believe the other was 5% (I bought mine from fleet farm) use more of the 5% than the 7% and I would do the same thing as the peroxide. I think the peroxide treatment worked better! But it's all cleared up now!
     

Tags
hooves, thrush

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
THRUSH BUSTER & cancer concern? horseguy2000 Horse Health 13 03-24-2012 03:48 PM
Thrush Buster, do you do the frog? lancek Horse Health 1 10-24-2011 12:39 PM
Disrespectful colt - Game/working ideas? twogeldings Horse Training 4 08-02-2010 08:04 PM
Problems with Buster bustersmyboy English Riding 7 01-10-2010 02:24 AM
What's best for Buster? sassyfrass09 Horse Riding Critique 6 12-26-2009 05:29 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0