So I just took in a 21 yr old QH yesterday from a girl that was trying to rehome him since she can't afford him. I went to look at him about a month ago and totally fell in love. When I was there she rode him and he was completely sound through the wtc. Well two nights before he arrives I get an email about how she had someone come trim him and he has thrush in all four feet and slight signs of white line separation. (And that's where I started to panic... I don't have much experience with white line so I started doing some serious researching.) She told me he wasn't lame or anything and that cleaning him with Clean Trax should do the trick and she'd pay for any treatments. Well when he gets off the trailer yesterday, one of his front legs is completely stocked up and he's limping. His toes are also still long. He is set to be trimmed again in a month and I have started a cleaning his feet daily with an apple cider vinegar and water solution. I also have thrush buster but I am afraid a-it wont reach high enough in his hoof depending on how high the white line is and b-it will harm healthy tissue as well. I'm wondering if it's possible the swelling is from him adjusting to his feet being trimmed and them being more 'under' him (if that makes sense).
Anyone have any suggestions? Home remedies? Anything?