Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
I agree w the posters ^^^, thrush buster is not something I would ever use on my horse...my toilet bowl, maybe.
How long it takes to get rid of the thrush depends on how clean and dry their environment is and how well and often you treat it. In a dry clean environment, it shouldn't take more than a few weeks, top end if you treat it on a schedule. I treat it the exact same way one would treat a human: before I apply ointment, I scrub, clean, rinse and dry the hoof - each and every time. I use diluted lysol (2 liquid oz to a gallon) and/or providone/iodine to scrub/clean. The idea is to get as much dirt/bacteria/fungus scrubbed/flushed out and the hoof nice and dry before you add a new round of ointment.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.