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        07-11-2012, 12:48 AM
      #31
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    How long are you leaving diapers on?

    I got the original frog joke...but didn't get that reply.....
         
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        07-11-2012, 01:15 AM
      #32
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Oldhorselady    
    How long are you leaving diapers on?

    I got the original frog joke...but didn't get that reply.....
    I took them off (well what was left of them) tonight when I put him up...he has rubber mats in his stall and it is usually pretty clean... he never pees in there, and only poops in one corner...I figured I had better let them get as much air as possible?
         
        07-11-2012, 03:24 AM
      #33
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Oldhorselady    
    I got the original frog joke...but didn't get that reply.....
    Oh I missed the lot.... & I wonder why people don't get my sense of humour
         
        07-11-2012, 09:12 AM
      #34
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    Thrush & foot growth

    So this isn't a French Cookery Channel then?
    We used to use Stockholm tar for thrush, soaked into something like hessian and poulticed on to the feet the same way as you are doing with the nappies. It is messy though so if what you're using is working I'd stick with that. I use gamgee for poulticing but not sure if it works out any less or more than nappies and sileage tape if you can get it has more stretch & give to it than duct tape
    If you've removed the source of the problem - wet ground or whatever it was - once he's sound enough to exercise properly then that's the best thing for healthy feet, having the frog in contact with the ground pumping a good blood supply around
    Whatever you put on his feet by way of hoof treatments is a poor second to what you feed him on - It could just be that his current diet isn't giving him enough nutrents to to around and the hooves are at the bottom of the heap when they are shared around, plenty of calcium and protein will encourage healthy food growth, biotin, cod liver oil or other vitamin D helps the body utilise calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, minerals like copper, zinc (vital for repair and healing process), silica & vitamin A (beta carotene) If you're not already doing so I'd look at a good supplement aimed at healthy hooves.
         
        07-11-2012, 09:13 AM
      #35
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    Frogs Legs?

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    Originally Posted by loosie    
    Oh I missed the lot.... & I wonder why people don't get my sense of humour
    Wake up gal - get with the action lol
         
        07-11-2012, 12:26 PM
      #36
    Foal
    I do have him on Horseshoer's Secret, he has been on hoof supplements for a year.... that is why I started this thread....I did not understand why the frogs were not growing back, when the EX farrier was saying that his feet looked good?
         
        07-11-2012, 02:12 PM
      #37
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    Thrush & frogs

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    Originally Posted by ljazwinski    
    I do have him on Horseshoer's Secret, he has been on hoof supplements for a year.... that is why I started this thread....I did not understand why the frogs were not growing back, when the EX farrier was saying that his feet looked good?
    Thats a good supplement so provided you have him on a good feed regime as well you should start to see some improvement now that you have the thrush dealt with and removed whatever the source of the problem was so there is no chance of reinfection, as long as he was suffering with the thrush you weren't going to see any progress with recovery
         
        07-11-2012, 04:07 PM
      #38
    Showing
    I'm not going to read the next 2 pages because others have probably helped you but weighing in my answers:

    A good diet, a good trim, lots of good exercise, and put them on a hoof supplement.
         
        07-11-2012, 08:03 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    IME, too dry can also be a problem. DMSO and Iodine would be extremely drying. A healthy frog should look and feel like very tough rubber. Not hard and shriveled and not wet and papery either.

    I look at deep slcus thrush like a real wound anywhere else on the body. It needs to be keps very clean. If its too wet, dry it out, if its too dry, dampen it. Alternating treatments is the most effective typically. TB and No thrsh as well as dawn dish soap and water work awesome.

    Old timers might remember just how well dish soap cleans and heals cuts on your hands when we used to do dishes by hand lol...
         
        07-11-2012, 08:20 PM
      #40
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Trinity3205    
    Old timers might remember just how well dish soap cleans and heals cuts on your hands when we used to do dishes by hand lol...
    Well I choose to use dish soap when I wash my hands from trimming, because it's more effective I reckon, but never noticed it to do anything for healing cuts - is this Dawn a special kind?
         

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