Recommended thrush treatments?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Recommended thrush treatments?

This is a discussion on Recommended thrush treatments? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-15-2009, 08:53 PM
Recommended thrush treatments?

It's been so rainy this Spring that the corral they spend half their day in is caked in mud and muck no matter how well we keep on top of it (their stalls are dry, but we keep the doors open so they can walk around). Their hooves are caked in mud and muck even if we clean them daily.

What are your recommendations for treating and preventing future issues with thrush? Best drying agent, etc?

Biggest issue is that the bigger QH, Zonie, is very difficult to work with when it comes to his feet (he's a rescue and his feet were in awful condition, he was abused, etc etc).

Thank GOD our neighbor's a farrier.
Sponsored Links
    06-15-2009, 09:21 PM
I use Koppertox. It's always worked well for me. Rarely ever have thrush.
    06-15-2009, 10:34 PM
I use straight up bleach. Ome people will say it burns but my horses never flinch or anything. Its like getting bleach on my fingernails, it doesnt burn me
    06-15-2009, 11:05 PM
Anything with 37.5% Copper Napthanate will work - Koppertox and Copper Care are two that I can name off my head that have this percentage. A few applications will clear it right up.

Thrush is caused by horses standing in urine, so keeping them out of that environment will prevent it.
    06-15-2009, 11:24 PM
I clean it well, then put some bleach in, let it sit for a few minutes, and rinse it well - putting their foot in a bucket of water for a rinse works great. THEN, I use a treatment meant for cows - there are 2 they are called TODAY and TOMORROW. They come in syringe like dispensers, there are around 10 I think in a box. Put the TOMORROW or TODAY everywhere there is thrush, pack the hoof with cotton, and wrap vet wrap around it to keep the cotton on. Duct tape holds the vet wrap to the hoof. Change it daily. Clears it up FAST.
Sorry for the caps, I was just trying to emphasise that those are the names of the treatments. I have used Koppertox, and Thrush Buster, but they don't seem to work as well when you're battling mud too. Good luck.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recommended reads on Drafts? barefoothooves Draft Horses 13 01-27-2009 08:58 AM
Tail rubbing even after diffrent treatments, any ideas? MINIATURE SHETLANDS Horse Grooming 12 12-11-2008 05:53 PM
Recommended horse breed mysnafflebit Horse Breeds 15 11-23-2008 11:53 PM
Hot oil treatments Bourbon St. Horse Grooming 4 09-04-2007 10:29 PM
Alternative ERU treatments? SequoiaNight Horse Health 0 04-02-2007 09:27 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0