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post #1 of 7 Old 09-27-2013, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thrush question?

How do you treat thrush?

We have a rescue horse who came to us yesterday (9/26) and when we had the farrier look at him, he had really poorly maintained feet and deep seated thrush in each hoof.

All the horses we've had have always been in decent health. I personally have never had to deal with a thrush incident. Especially one this bad.

What tools/medications do you suggest to use to treat this?

I seem to remember my mom having to treat a horse of ours with a minor case of thrush years ago. I think she soaked his infected hoof in a bucket of lukewarm to warm water and then put some blue liquid on it. My memory is a little foggy though because I was probably around 7-8 years old.

So what would you do to speed up his recovery?

He's already on a dietary pill, an immune booster, and was given wormer.

I don't know if any treatment options for the thrush would interfere with the other treatments, but I thought I'd tell you anyway.
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-27-2013, 10:03 AM
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The 'blue' product is called Mustad Thrush Buster. It can be purchased on for about 13.00

It has always worked well for me I hope that helps.
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Mix up 50/50 triple antibiotic cream and athlete's foot cream. They can be generic over the counter brand. Put mixture in a catheter tip syringe(to be able to get down into the crack) and inject in the deep central sulcus. Repeat a few times a week and you should be good to go.

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I usually just use t-tree oil, as a general antiseptic. It can be fungal or bacterial, so a broad spectrum product is best, but beware that some of the chemical treatments can be very harsh & I would avoid using them on the frog. Killing it is one thing, but managing the hooves so they're not susceptible can be hard. Good diet & nutrition is a start, as is dry footing. Healthy, well functioning frogs/heels aren't so susceptible either.
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I like the No Thrush powder, it gets in the crevices and stays there. Plus it works really well, quickly!
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-28-2013, 02:47 PM
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Thrush Question?

You can use the antibiotic Tomorrow , or I prefer to use the 1/2 and 1/2 mixture of triple antibiotic cream and athlete's foot cream. You don't want to use anything caustic or something that will kill off healthy tissue like thrush buster, coppertox, because you will end up making the problem worse-it will take care of the thrush, but will also kill the healthy tissue. I also use as a prophylactic a spray of 1 oz Lysol in a quart of water. Spray on the feet after you clean them out, especially in the frog sulcus.(sp?). Also spray your hoof pick after you clean out the infected foot so as not to spread the thrush.
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Whatever medication you use, another important component is insuring the feet are trimmed and/or shod properly in a manner to help the frogs get stimulation and the heels to function properly. That means removing all over grown heel and bar, and getting the toe back where it belongs so the foot can move out and land heel first. Lack of frog function is a key contributor to thrush.
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