Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: In a house,w/ dogs and cats, a woman and a kid.
• Horses: 0
Just wanted to note a couple things;
Iodine, will kill thrush, but, be carefull not to get on the coronet band,and over use on the frog will cause it to harden and shed prematurely. This can result in a small/weak frog after prolonged use. Long term use of products w/ formaldehyde will have the same effect. These products are better reserved for use on the sole as a toughner.
Straight bleach can burn the coronet, be careful. I don't generally have a problem w/ using diluted bleach as long as there is no evidence of raw/bloody thrush.
Triple anti. Ointment and ateletes foot cream works, but not any better than the mastitis med's and is more expensive.
I also like sugardine (betadine and sugar mix) esp when things are raw or irritated. Works well for treating abcess' after draining as well. Mix to the consistency that suits your needs.
I recommend the mastitis med's regularly. Cost effective and works well.
Especially with deep seated trush in the central sulcus.
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