03-01-2012, 09:50 PM
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Thrush or 'seedy toe' aka 'white line disease' is effectively the same - opportunistic infection that depending on the lable, effects different areas of the hooves. There are a variety of different bugs that coe under the banner, can be fungal, bacterial or otherwise.
Depending on the particular bug, appearance, smell, etc may be different. I can be black & gooey - although that's often the necrotic tissue left after it, it can be white & powdery. It's usually at least a bit smelly, but not always really stinky or a particular stink.
It is usually anaerobic - that is, thrives without oxygen & can be killed by opening it up to the air, but not always. Likewise, because the banner covers so many different types of infection, it may or may not respond to treatments that work in other cases. Eg. I too find ACV is effective in some areas, but not around here. Heavy duty chemical treatments are generally more effective across the board, but I would be using them carefully & only when absolutely necessary, favouring other milder treatments that don't damage live tissue.