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post #1 of 31 Old 03-11-2011, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Question Bleach for thrush?

I cleaned my horses hooves out last night and I smelt thrush. We all know what that smells like. Yuck. I just didn't have anything on me when I was cleaning his hooves out so, I couldn't do anything.

I have heard something about using bleach but, wouldn't it have to be diluted or something? I am looking for a home remedy.

Any help is appreciated!
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post #2 of 31 Old 03-11-2011, 04:13 AM
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Hey Beau, don't put bleach on the hooves. That's all I can tell you right now. Let me ask my man. He's a farrier. So just hang on till I get a answer but I'm sure he's said before not to use bleach.
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He told me you can use bleach to kill the bacteria but only one use and then go to something milder as the bleach will dry the hooves out. Masticlear works great. If you can find it. Try a dairy supplier.
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mbender, maybe your BF can help me?!?! I've been battling thrush since November. Haven't been able to get to it with any off the shelf products. Zee just had his feet done and my farrier is now recommending Keratex all over the frog every two days to attempt to dry it out. Will this help? I understand the idea of creating a barrier, but won't it block the oxygen from getting to it too? I put keratex on last night, but I also picked up a bottle of peroxide to try tonight, between keratex treatments. Good idea or bad idea???

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Right now he is trimming feet but I will definitely ask him! K?
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Thank you!!!!! I also just came across this website... Prevention and Relief of Navicul and this page, New Page 15 Looks like he's using one tube of athlete's foot cream with one tube of neosporin mixed together. I'm thinking this might be a better option over the peroxide. Squirt the paste in, then cover with keratex??? I've totally given up on any store bought thrush remedies. THRUSH IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!

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Sorry Zimpatico! He said if u can wait til he gets home he will try and help you. Hang on till then.
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No problem!!! I'm stuck behind a desk all day... I'm not going anywhere!! :)

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Feel like your in a box? That sucks. He'll talk to you later. Have a good day!
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Thanks mbender I will try the masticlear. Yeah, I don't know my farrier was saying something about bleach should kill the thrush and I figured okay well, it's time for HF.

Zimpatico I have used peroxide before too and for my horse it normally worked in like 3 or 4 days. Maybe I should go back to that?
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