Recently I've been seeing alot of posts about Thrush, and as far as I know it is something that turns the area around and on the frog black...and that's really all that I know.
After some bouts of paranoia, I am beginning to think that one of my geldings has it. The crevices (not sure if this is the right word usage) on both sides of the Frog have black deep down. This is only in his front feet.
I his hind feet, whenever I pick out his feet, ships of dried sole chip off, but they looked "overgrown" all summer. Is this just his sole shedding? Or is this thrush affecting it? What causes Thrush and what will it cause? And What can I do to get rid of/prevent it? Thank you.
And by the way, I am hopefully having the farrier come out within the next month...