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post #1 of 15 Old 03-30-2011, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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What is the best trush medicine to get rid of thrush? Do any of you guys know any good products to get rid of thrush? My horse has it in her front hooves.

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post #2 of 15 Old 03-30-2011, 11:20 AM
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When my horse got thrush a few years back I put iodine in a spray bottle and sprayed it deep in the frog every day for a month. You'd probably be fine to do it for a week or two, but I wanted to be very safe. Plus, it was very muddy in my pasture at the time and the extra iodine was probably doing some good.

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what happens if you don't treat it?
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Thrush is one of those things that sometimes takes trying different things to fix.

I would start with making sure your hoof care is up to date. A poorly trimmed hoof can make getting rid of thrush pretty impossible.

I have always had really good luck with Tomorrow/Today. It is a mastitis treatment for cows. It is easy to apply and not messy like some of the commercial thrush remedies.

Untreated thrush can lead to a very lame horse.
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If you don't treat it, it will start eating away at the frog. It can also make your horse pretty sensitive and can make him lame, although my horse never was.

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I would start with making sure your hoof care is up to date. A poorly trimmed hoof can make getting rid of thrush pretty impossible.
I second that!

Keeping it picked out regularly so it can get some oxygen helps a heap too.

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You can mix a small amount of bleach with water in a spray bottle and squirt that on the horses hooves or you can buy some off the counter stuff. There is one that I used that I really liked, it came in a tube that looked like a dewormer type tube and you didn't have to treat daily but I can't remember what it was called...

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with one of theys work better Thrush-XX Thrush Treatment Aid Aerosol or thrush buster? She has bad thrush.

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Buy one and try it on your horse. See if it works for your horse.
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post #10 of 15 Old 03-30-2011, 08:44 PM
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THE BEST is soaking with White Lightening. It should take just 1-3 soaks to get rid of the thrush. To prevent thrush, I really like the dry/powder treatment No Thrush.

White Lightning | Grand Circuit Products
http://www.nothrushshop.com

I have tried almost every thrush remedy on the market, and lots of home-made recipes too. The area of Arkansas I live in gets very boggy when it rains and my horses have thrush nearly year-round if I don't stay on top of it. The above two treatments are the only ones that seem to really work effectively for me.

Diet is also a factor. If your horse is lacking in zinc and/or copper, your horse is less likely to fight off issues on their own. PH levels and high starch diets can also be a contributing factor. Shoes hold in more "junk," so barefoot horses (IME) tend to be less thrush prone.
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