After the farrier told me that Blaze had thrush on the 29th of November, I've been treating it almost every day. There have been days where I couldn't come out or he was just too wired to get near his hooves, but that's maybe 3 days out of 2 weeks. It doesn't seem like it's getting any better to me.
I was using what we had at the barn, Horseshoer's Secret ThrushTreatment, but bought my own yesterday, Absorbine Thrush Remedy. Is there a huge difference in medication brands? Should I be worried that it hasn't cleared up in 2 weeks?
Unfortunately, I don't have much power over his environment. He's on 24/7 turnout, and where the BO puts the large round bales naturally has a lot of mud and poop around it from the geldings standing around and eating. Blaze loves to eat, so I don't know how much time he's spending in the rest of the pasture (covered in snow). I make sure to put the medication on when I first bring him up for dinner (he's standing on packed snow while he eats) and obviously clean the hoof well beforehand.
Am I missing something? What's a typical time for thrush clearing up? Can I be doing something better? Any advice greatly appreciated; I feel horrible every day I'm there and his frog still feels so soft and spongy.