Lamness is lame.. Maybe thrush?

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    10-08-2012, 02:47 AM
Lamness is lame.. Maybe thrush?

Today I turned Sadie out with Polo. She seemed to be doing pretty good, trotting nicely, and even picked up a canter (she's usually too lazy). Well, on the way back to her stall I noticed she started limping on the front left. I checked her foot and saw some rocks so when we got back to the stall I picked her foot. After that she was still ouchy. My neighbor said she looked lame although I didn't see it (she has a bit more experience than me). When I picked the foot it smelled HORRENDOUS and had black stuff in it. I thinking she has a case of thrush?

I will get photos in the AM maybe a video of her limp. I know her feet are long but I have seen her with WAY longer (when I first got her) and she was still relatively sound-ish.. Not this kind of lame/

What else might this be?/

Oh I just remembered the vet is coming out in the AM to do teeth floats. I will have her check it out for now. If it is thrush what do you guys use? I was thinking of buying Banixx. It's a pretty great overall medication (got rid of my face rash).
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    10-08-2012, 04:45 AM
Glad the vet is coming out. Id say thrush too but its rare in hot dry climates when the horses aren't standing in mud muck or wet. It could be an abscess that burst too or any number of things. I use Coppertox for thrush here in the northwest. We get a lot of wet days and mud.
    10-08-2012, 12:19 PM
We do get some cases of thrush just not very common. She was in a really wet stall before I brought her home. I will let you know what vet says.
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    10-08-2012, 12:45 PM
Smelly and black goo sounds like thrush! You said she had some rocks in there- she might have bruised her sole (it would be easier to do if the sole was soft and yucky from a bad case of thrush), which would account for some of the limping. It sounds like you are having the vet out so I'm sure they will use hoof testers to check things out, but keep an eye on it, if it was a big stone bruise it could turn into an abcess.

Good Luck!
    10-08-2012, 03:24 PM
It IS thrush. She told me how to treat it so she will be OK. =]

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