Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
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.