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post #11 of 21 Old 02-16-2011, 09:21 AM
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Medody123....just wondering how your horse is doing? Have you tried any of the suggestions? Thrush at times is not an easy fix but with persistance, you can make your horse much more comfortable.

Just a note on the apple cider vinegar. When you buy the unpasteurized one (which is what is suggested to use).......take out a cup and add it to a jug of regular apple cider vinegar. Put it away for about a month and you will see that it makes the "mother" and you now have a jug of unpasteurized ACV without the larger price.

Also......I know that people do use bleach on hooves but I would be careful of using something that could potentially damage healthy tissue but that is just my preference........not starting any issues here
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post #12 of 21 Old 02-16-2011, 11:31 AM
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Just a note on the apple cider vinegar. When you buy the unpasteurized one (which is what is suggested to use).......take out a cup and add it to a jug of regular apple cider vinegar. Put it away for about a month and you will see that it makes the "mother" and you now have a jug of unpasteurized ACV without the larger price.
That's a great idea! I can only find unpasteurized vinegar as "organic" which of course greatly adds to the price. I'm definitely going to remember this tip.
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post #13 of 21 Old 02-16-2011, 04:30 PM
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Yes....I was happy when someone passed this suggestion on to me.
How do you use ACV?
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post #14 of 21 Old 02-16-2011, 04:48 PM
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I am also having a difficult battle with thrush, and its only gotten worse since Zee has been on stall rest. I've tried every product on the shelves, but nothing is working. Should I soak his foot in the vinegar or spray it on? I'm thinking of soaking first, then spray for a few days?

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Yes....I was happy when someone passed this suggestion on to me.
How do you use ACV?
I spray my horses with it in the summer to help keep bugs away. It only works if the bugs aren't too bad - we hit a certain point every summer where I have to get out the full-strength chemicals or we can't ride at all for all the stomping and head-tossing and tail swishing.

I also mix a couple teaspoons in a glass of water and drink it when I'm feeling physically run-down. I usually keep it up for a week and so and then stop. The taste is awful but it does seem to help me stay well if I catch a problem early enough. Which reminds me, I have to go take some now because I've had a slight headache and sore throat all day!
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Does anyoneknow how long it takes to treat thrush?? Two of my minis have it :(
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post #17 of 21 Old 02-16-2011, 05:26 PM
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Biscuit has thrush in his frogs. I just got this recipe from a barefoot trim site. I went and got the stuff today and mixed it. I had to go to the pharmacy anyway as I have a touch of the flu! I will start putting it in his feet tomorrow - too sick to go today!

It is one tube of Neosporin and one tube of athlete's feet fungus cream. Get them the same size and squirt both into a container and mix them together. Get a curved syringe and insert into cracks and inject some right where the problem is. They say it doesn't take much. I will let y'all know how it is going and if I see an improvement!
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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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post #19 of 21 Old 02-16-2011, 08:23 PM
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I recommend the mastitis med's regularly. Cost effective and works well.
Especially with deep seated trush in the central sulcus.[/QUOTE]

Can you tell me how often the mastitis meds can be used and still be effective? I guess what I am asking is ....... does the thrush build up a kind of immunity if the meds are used too much? Would you recommend a certain length of time between treatments? Thanks.
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post #20 of 21 Old 02-18-2011, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for all your replys her thrush is getting better :)
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