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post #11 of 25 Old 11-27-2009, 11:16 AM
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I would go with Thrush buster, you can buy it off of valleyvet, and I would imagine most horse websites that sell items for horses. Its the top seller on valley vet, and I would use a syringe so you can really get the medicine down in the frog. Thrush is serious, its not the greatest thing that you didnt notice no offense... I would recommend picking out her hoofs more. Thrush has a really distinct odor that no one can miss. And most thrush treatments are really runny so a syringe will help with the mess too.
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i would go with Thrush buster, you can buy it off of valleyvet, and I would imagine most horse websites that sell items for horses. Its the top seller on valley vet, and I would use a syringe so you can really get the medicine down in the frog. Thrush is serious, its not the greatest thing that you didnt notice no offense... I would recommend picking out her hoofs more. Thrush has a really distinct odor that no one can miss. And most thrush treatments are really runny so a syringe will help with the mess too.
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I completely agree about missing it. I'm not sure how I did, since I pick out her feet everyday... And when I'm picking out her feet none of that yucky black thrushy stuff comes out....but her feet have been really muddy so I'm not really surprised that I missed the black stuff.
I'm going to try the acv stuff first and then move on to other stuff if that doesn't help.

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post #13 of 25 Old 11-27-2009, 08:03 PM
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Just wondering, does iodine spray work as well as thrush buster?
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post #14 of 25 Old 11-27-2009, 08:14 PM
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IMO I use what works. I've never had a problem with thrush buster or koppertox. When the trush is gone stop using it.

I have my mare on sole guard by vettec. I would only use that for extreme cases of thrush, as it dosent allow the hoof to breath. I use it because it helps distribute pressure over the hoof, as opposed to just a pad which dosent apply any pressure on the sole.
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Are you sure it's plain old thrush? I only ask because my horse has what is called deep suclus thrush on one of his hooves. The frog is like jelly and if you press on his heel bulb, it reveals a crack that goes in at least an inch. Basically behind the soft cushy frog is a big infected hole. Here's an article on it. If your having a hard time clearing up your horse's problem, it might be this deep sulcus instead of normal thrush.

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post #16 of 25 Old 11-29-2009, 10:24 AM
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Ha - I'd have never thought to use Gentian Violet! I don't know why not since it's a great anti-thrush treatment!
It is also a lot cheaper than the stuff which is branded for exclusive use with horses in the tack shops. The stuff which we buy here is labelled as horse, cow, sheep, goat and pigs.
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post #17 of 25 Old 11-29-2009, 06:29 PM
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We use Purple spray (or Gentian Violet
Aha! Was looking for 'Fairy paint' for my little girl the other day, but they no longer sell it at the chemists. Didn't think of getting it from the feed store!

Isn't it just iodine too tho?
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Are you sure it's plain old thrush? I only ask because my horse has what is called deep suclus thrush on one of his hooves.
Thrush is thrush. It's the state of the feet & severity of the infection that causes it to follow that description, the sulcus, in a healthy footed animal should be rather shallow & open rather than deep & closed.
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Use a mastitis prep such as Tomorrow and use it topically. The tip of the syringe gets the medicine in where you need it, it won't hurt the horse or you, it's thick - stays where you put it, it's cheap, but most of all, it works and works FAST.

IF you decide to use bleach, a bleach/water mix, lysol, ect. Don't put it in a spray bottle and spray it on as it can splash back into your face…use a sponge and wring it in where you want it instead. You just don't have the control with a spray that you do with a sponge.

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I've used a 50/50 bleach solution or hydrogen peroxide on the first day and only the first day. Thereafter, find the solution that works from all the advice given above.

I also agree that ACV doesn't seem to kill thrush, but it does help prevent it. Maybe it's just enough to combat minor thrush that we, as lowly humans, wouldn't notice.
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