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post #11 of 15 Old 01-21-2013, 05:51 PM
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The iodine you sent me a PM about is fine. Iodine products like betadine are typically available between .5% and 1% iodine.
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The iodine you sent me a PM about is fine. Iodine products like betadine are typically available between .5% and 1% iodine.
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Ok that is good to know! Thank you for all your help.
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post #13 of 15 Old 01-21-2013, 06:19 PM
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I swear by Tomorrow by Dry Cow. It's for mastitis in cows, but works amazingly for thrush. You can order it off Valley Vet if your feed store doesn't carry it. Basically, I clean the hoof very well, use the applicator to squeeze some tomorrow in, then pack it with cotton balls. I've never had to do more than 3 applications to kill the thrush, but if you don't pick out your horses feet at least daily and he or she is standing in a wet, mucky area, you'll never be rid of it. Good luck!
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post #14 of 15 Old 01-21-2013, 06:38 PM
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Ditto the cleanliness factor. Simply scrubbing the feet out daily with soapy water will get rid of most mild to moderate thrush all by itself and will not damage tissue. I simply mix up Dawn dishsoap in a spray bottle of water (just enough to make it good and soapy) and pick the foot, spray and scrub and rinse with the soap water also. No need to rinse away the soap. Just get the frog and all around it good and clean. No chemicals and it works. I just do this once a day to twice a day if its bad at first. Cheapest remedy you will find.
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post #15 of 15 Old 01-21-2013, 07:07 PM
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Save you money and skip all the fancy "equine" treatments.
I find that most of the new horses I see tend to have some degree of thrush.

clean out the location

rinse it with vinegar or a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water (some people swear by apple cider vinegar and it works fine too, but the only difference I've notice is it make the feet taste better than white vinegar )

wipe down with tea tree oil (apply liberally) daily.
if it's a pocket in the frog (often the case) get some cotton or gauze, soak it with tea tree oil and pack enough into the pocket to fill it. check it daily to make sure the packing stays. I like to replace it after about 4 or 5 days or sooner if needed. Usually finishes the job in about a week, but I like to do it for couple of weeks just because hate thrush and don't mind overkill.

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