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    04-08-2009, 09:40 AM
  #11
Showing
I think as a preventative I would use the apple cider vinegar over anything that is a treatment for thrush that is already there.
So many of the treatments are very harsh chemicals that can sometimes do harm if overused.
I keep a spray bottle of the vinegar in my tack tray. I just give them a squirt once in awhile.
     
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    04-08-2009, 10:32 AM
  #12
Trained
Soda ended up with thrush last year due to the conditions and an injury. I used this from the Pete Ramey website. It worked really well...

Daily topical treatment with a 50-50 mixture of Neosporin Plus Pain (or generic triple antibiotic ointment plus) and human Athletes Foot Cream (1% Clotrimazole) continues to be the best medicine I've ever seen for deep frog sulcus infections.
     
    04-08-2009, 06:21 PM
  #13
Showing
^^My farrier told me about that too. She says it works wonders.
     
    04-08-2009, 09:23 PM
  #14
Trained
I would not use Koppertox as a preventative measure. As V. Said, it's a chemical and I am of the same mind not to use such things unless really necessary. Apple cider vinegar 50/50 w. Water in a spray bottle is great to prevent and even help treat a minor case of thrush (make sure hooves are well cleaned), but your best method of prevention is proper hoof trimming and keeping them clean regularly -- daily is ideal. After picking, I brush my girls' feet out and then pick again if needed. I find the brushing really helps to loosen up things that you otherwise can't see.
     
    04-08-2009, 11:06 PM
  #15
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by MN Tigerstripes    
Soda ended up with thrush last year due to the conditions and an injury. I used this from the Pete Ramey website. It worked really well...

Daily topical treatment with a 50-50 mixture of Neosporin Plus Pain (or generic triple antibiotic ointment plus) and human Athletes Foot Cream (1% Clotrimazole) continues to be the best medicine I've ever seen for deep frog sulcus infections.

But this isn't a preventative, it's a treatment, and shouldn't be overused. If it's not improving (and this applies to ANY thrush treatment) after a few days, then check environment, trim, and diet, and then finally overall health of the horse, just so no one thinks this is to be used to prevent any problems.
     

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