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    11-29-2008, 04:06 AM
Before I got my pinto Copper, I was called to see him because he wasn't walking well. He had thrush. He feet smelled terrible. I took him down to the beach and backed him into the salt water. After a few days of beach time, he was fine and we both had some fun. Now when my horses have difficulty, I soak their feet in warm salty water in a bucket, usually while they are eating. I live further away from the beach then my cousin who owned Copper at the time.
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    11-29-2008, 12:39 PM
Originally Posted by G and K's Mom    
Appy, what's the purpose of the "old man sock"? Is it going on the hoof first or are you putting the ACV on the sock and then putting the hoof in?

I use a soak boot for everything, as you, I have little to no patience for bucket soaking.....A soak boot is the best $40 I've ever spent.
I use a davis boot usually but to answer the sock question. I use that to cover the hoofwall so the solution will lay on the wall as well as the sole when I am soaking for abscesses.. If the soaking boot keeps the liquid where you want it you may not need to use that. With the wet sock I feel the solution is going to stay in the boot a bit better as the horse moves around.. I will add more ACV now and then if I am soaking for a while.
    11-29-2008, 03:33 PM
I highly reccomend this stuff, I have used it on a weanling I brought home a few years ago that had almost no frog left from thrush. Tried kopertox like usual and it did nothing, tried thrush buster and still nothing. One dose of this stuff and it was gone. If it is all 4 feet you have to buy 2 bottles, that is the only downfall. You mix one bottle with water and soak the hoof in it for 30minutes each. One bottle is good for 90mins once mixed, hence you can only do 3 feet with it. I think it was worth the money.
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    11-29-2008, 07:40 PM
Coppertox daily and cleaning hooves at least once a day if not more. Also try to keep moisture to a minimum.. Thrush is a fungal infection which thrives in a moist, warm, dirty environment.

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