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    07-07-2011, 10:22 AM
  #11
Weanling
Bleach....poor a small amount into the hoof hold for 5 seconds and put back down. The bleach will foam like peroxide on the thrush! Bam its gone! My farrier and a close friend who are both 2nd year equein vet students and a couple stranger at the store all said it would work....it did! 1 treatment and all gone! Take a rag to wrap @ the hair line so the bleach doesnt get on their skin or hair.
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    07-07-2011, 10:45 AM
  #12
Weanling
Dry cow and today are forms of medicine used to treat mastitis in cows udders. It works GREAT. If you can find it. I'm having a hard time finding it anywhere. When we bought my gelding he had bad thrush especially feel sulcus. Aweful. I cleaned it out daily and every other day I applied the mastitis treatment. Worked WONDERS his thrush was gone within a week. I clean his stall every day though.. thrush buster is a good one. It SAYS every week in wet conditions. Every 2 weeks in dry. My farrier said twice a week, its been pretty wet here in Missouri. I'm having an issue with thrush and just applied thrush buster yesterday. Another thing if your unable to get there everyday. Try soakings for 15 minutes 2 times a week so his hooves don't get too soft. Soak in 50/50 betadine Lysol water. (Best to get the concentrate from a hardware store for like 3 bucks) soak, then I scrub the frog with a toothbrush let dry and apply thrush buster :) then you know for sure your treating on the thrush not wasting it on some poo stuck somewhere.
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    07-07-2011, 10:48 AM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by mysticalhorse    
Bleach....poor a small amount into the hoof hold for 5 seconds and put back down. The bleach will foam like peroxide on the thrush! Bam its gone! My farrier and a close friend who are both 2nd year equein vet students and a couple stranger at the store all said it would work....it did! 1 treatment and all gone! Take a rag to wrap @ the hair line so the bleach doesnt get on their skin or hair.
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I was just going to post something about bleach. I am currently battling thrush and have never used Bleach. Mostly because I get conflicting information on the portions (water/bleach). Putting straight bleach on the the horses foot scares me a little. But I was going to post, does bleach work? Anyone have the correct portions?

I know people have said that before. But am not brave enough to use it. I use over the counter methods. I have also heard of people using a certain laundry detergent, never tried it, but you never know.
     
    07-07-2011, 10:59 AM
  #14
Banned
I think bleach is a little too drying to the healthy tissues.

It does work. Just rough on everything else in my opinion.
     
    07-07-2011, 12:55 PM
  #15
Weanling
I did it straight just enough to wet the entire area but I understand the hestation. I wasn't comfortable with it till I saw how well it worked.
My yearling had it bad in all 4 hooves and between the farrier cutting it out & 1 treatment of bleach it was gone.
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    07-07-2011, 02:35 PM
  #16
Foal
Thanks for all of your replies! I'm going to the barn tonight so I think my plan is to scrub his feet clean, try one of the soaks mentioned, and then put the Thrush Buster on. I don't want to buy another over the counter thrush medicine until I use all of the Thrush Buster, then depending on how it's looking I might switch (trying to be cost effective, too). So instead of the Absobine for now, I read somewhere that you can use baby rash ointment as a waterproof barrier. Any opinions on this? I was thinking that it might trap moisture in.

I'll have to look again how he's walking and try to get some pics. I want some more confirmation that it definitely is just thrush just to soothe my nerves, the barn owner always has her nose stuck in her phone texting so she barely took a glance when I asked her opinion and said "Oh, he might be a little thrushy" and went back to talking and texting. Sorry to vent a little right there, but she's just really been irritating me lately lol.

Now just to decide which soak to try, the bleach makes me a little nervous so I'll probably save that as a last resort if it's not looking better within a week or two. Thanks again!
     
    07-07-2011, 04:50 PM
  #17
Foal
I've also heard of putting diapers secured with vet wrap on a horse who's stalled overnight once their feet have been treated with betadine and allowed to dry. Since diapers are breathable, they allow oxygen to come in contact with the hoof - although this is a rather time consuming and costly approach, just figured I'd throw out another idea
     

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