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        06-24-2008, 07:51 PM
      #1
    Trained
    Another Thrush Topic

    So I was able to pick up and clean Gem's hooves today. YAY!
    Bad news is that he has thrush, pretty bad from smell alone.

    We have koppertox, but I honestly can't stand it. Sonny Wimps used something on Sonny, but I forgot the name of it.

    Any other treatments are welcome too :)
         
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        06-24-2008, 10:24 PM
      #2
    Banned
    I used Go-Dry which is a topical treatment for Mastitis in cows...it comes in a suringe and is a liquid. The main ingrediant is penicilian.

    I highly recommend it...I've been putting it on Sonny for a week now...he has it back, but that's because his pasture was a mess (I was too lazy to clean it lol).

    It's easy to apply...just clean the hoof and just apply a bit on the frog and to each side. I usually rub it in, but you don't have to. It's clear...will NOT stain the floor or the hoof...and there is no smell at all (which I'm happy about lol)
         
        06-25-2008, 12:39 PM
      #3
    Trained
    Thanks Sonny!
    I'll see if I can find a Tractor Supply Company and buy some for him. :)
         
        07-02-2008, 03:33 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Thrush Buster seems to work well... if the thrush is out of control you may need something stronger...

    You can *carefully* put bleach in a spray bottle and spray that on there too.

    Thrush is the same as a yeast infection, and is equivelent to athlete's foot. It grows in dark damp places and feeds off of bad bacteria. To get rid of it, and live cultures should work. You really can try any human yeast infection medications, or athlete's foot creams as well.

    Although expensive, you could ask your pharmacist about acidophilus (which is the live culture in yogurt) as it attacks and kills yeast. (I swear by it for humans, as a side note if you ever have any problems with yeast... I had a breast-yeast infection when I was nursing my daughter and she had thrush in her mouth. After long suffering we used acidophilus and it worked over night).


    There are many products that do well on thrush, but if it is really severe I would try go-dry, or possibly the bleach.
         
        07-02-2008, 03:43 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SonnyWimps
    I used Go-Dry which is a topical treatment for Mastitis in cows...it comes in a suringe and is a liquid. The main ingrediant is penicilian.

    I highly recommend it...I've been putting it on Sonny for a week now...he has it back, but that's because his pasture was a mess (I was too lazy to clean it lol).

    It's easy to apply...just clean the hoof and just apply a bit on the frog and to each side. I usually rub it in, but you don't have to. It's clear...will NOT stain the floor or the hoof...and there is no smell at all (which I'm happy about lol)
    appy, I tried this too at Sonny's recommendation...literally 4 days later, NO thrush!
         
        07-02-2008, 03:45 PM
      #6
    Trained
    I still need to go pick it up.. but I think Gem's feel smelled so bad because of all the dead tissue in his hooves.

    Farrier said they weren't trimmed in years!
         
        07-02-2008, 04:00 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    A good preventative that's not harsh on the feet is to mix ACV with water (I do about 50:50) and spray it on the sole, esp the frog. It makes the ph hard for thrush bugs to live in. Mild enough to use all the time, and unlike bleach or formeldhyde, it won't harm good tissues.
         
        07-02-2008, 04:05 PM
      #8
    Trained
    ACV stand for apple cider vinegar correct?

    I would hate to think it's something else, buy that something else to find out I got the wrong thing!

    I'll pick his feet today to see if it still smells thrushy, if it does, i'll make up some ACV/water and spray it on him.
         
        07-02-2008, 04:47 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Yup! Apple Cider Vinegar :)
         
        07-02-2008, 04:50 PM
      #10
    Green Broke
    That's good to know!
         

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