Good luck. Treatment Examples Thrush2
We have seen cases of hoof “abscesses” which were insidious and chronic, which actually represented extension of white line infection from the caudal frog/horn junctions. Seeding of infection from infected frogs to other parts of the foot is a frequent and problematic complication of frog disease, and can obscure the primary problem. In Fig. 52 Thrush Stop is applied with a small paint brush to distribute evenly across the frog and white line.
Fig. 54 shows how 3000 ml IV bags make excellent re-useable soaking boots for most horses. Using duct tape, we make boots out of them which allows for easy and on and off and we label them for each horse and foo
Fig. 58 shows all 4 feet in boots, and tied with bailing twine. One can also use duct tape. On smooth surfaces, the horse can walk around safely in those boots. You even can turn him out in them, but they do wear on abrasive footing. Extra layers of duct tape on the sole helps to prevent that. Thursh1
Fig. 26 The decay in the caudal collateral grooves communicates through the quarters with the white lines, which are also diseased
Fig. 33 Once these frogs were treated, the white line disease
resolved and the horse trotted happily on paved roads. Health and Disease of the Equine Frog
We are currently evaluating the efficacy of Clean Trax with seven horses who have been treated assiduously with the products mentioned above. Although their frogs have responded well, therapy and prophylactic care is time intensive. Also, white line disease and thin soles in some of the horses have not been resolved and in two cases, have worsened. Hoof trim has been evaluated by multiple experts, and assessed radiographically. Improper trim cannot be blamed for these problems. None of the horses have foundered, and all have unlimited exercise on variable terrain including 4”-6” deep pea gravel in habitual “hangout” areas. In addition, all but the yearling are in full dressage training, including trail rides.