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    04-28-2011, 01:20 AM
  #1
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Exclamation Thrush remedy?

It's been one thing after the next lately, oh well, the sooner I get the situation assessed, the sooner it goes away.

I am looking for a home remedy, instead of buying thrush buster right now for thrush. I heard bleach and dilute it in water? I have heard a whole bunch of stuff but, I need something like right now. My horses' thrush is starting to become dangerously bad right now, I've been cleaning his hoofs everyday but, I don't think it's working.

Anyone?
     
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    04-28-2011, 08:47 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Pete Ramey, the barefoot trimmer, recommended Lysol soaks and a homemade "goo" of Triple Antibiotic and Athelete's foot cream (1% Clomtrimazole).

Here a page with different hoof soaking product recommendations. I use White Lightening myself, but it's not cheap.
Total Balance Natural Hoof Care

Info and video on Pete's Goo:
Equine Thrush Treatment Tips & Pete?s Goo | Soulful Equine?
     
    04-28-2011, 11:13 PM
  #3
Banned
Thank you. I'll definitely try that.
     
    04-28-2011, 11:48 PM
  #4
Started
When we got my mini she had it severly in all 4 hooves, We sprayed iodine into the bottoms of the hoof, (the kind of iodine that can be put onto calf umbilical(sp?) cords if that's any different to normal stuff haha) and it cleared up within 4 days I never thought it would work that quick and she hasn't had it since, I've also been told that it hardens up the hoof, and she's got darn hard hooves that little thing haha.

If you put iodine on just be sure not to get the coronet bands with it as I've been told that can burn.

We stood her on concrete for a few minutes afterwards so it could dry on her hooves and not get dirt etc stuck to it
     
    04-29-2011, 12:00 AM
  #5
Trained
Regular and correct trimming; more frequent if needed to stop thrush from getting ahead of you. Probably every 3 weeks? Depending. Could be even weekly in some cases. Mine was :( 'cause I was a dum-dum.

Daily picking, scrubbing with stiff brush and lysol. Let stand for 5 minutes; rinse, dry and apply ointment of triple antibiotic, athlete's foot and zinc creams. I am FINALLY getting ahead of this at my place. Whew!
     
    04-29-2011, 12:26 AM
  #6
Banned
You need something a little more intense than dilute bleach solution of the thrush is that bad. Tomorrow Dry Cow mastitis treatment works wonders, but you'll have to get a farrier in to trim up the necrotic stuff and clean up the frog and sole.
     
    04-29-2011, 12:55 AM
  #7
Banned
I called my farrier and he said he'll be in the beginning of next week to help fix him up so, that's taken care of.
     
    04-29-2011, 09:49 AM
  #8
dee
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Every time our farrier comes out, Dancer has a touch of thrush. Not bad (according to the farrier) but OH the SMELL! Farrier says he has seen more thrush in the last two years than he's seen in his entire life. Apparently Dancer's thrush is very minor, just peristent.

We've used the bleach solution - diluted 50-50. It works just as well as the thrush buster, fungaway and coppertox that I've tried, and is a lot cheaper.

Our other horses only have a touch of thrush once in a while, Dancer is just stubborn, I guess. It probably didn't help that she was horrible about having her feet messed with when we first got her. The farrier could work with her feet, but only if I held her and kept her preoccupied. It was virtually impossible for me to work with her feet by myself, and when we first got Dancer, everyone else in the family was terrified of her. (Seriously, no ground manners AT ALL!) I'm able to work with her feet now, if I'm quick enough - she has little patience for me. Hopefully eventually I'll get ahead of the thrush...one of these days.
     
    04-29-2011, 04:24 PM
  #9
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Originally Posted by dee    
Every time our farrier comes out, Dancer has a touch of thrush. Not bad (according to the farrier) but OH the SMELL! Farrier says he has seen more thrush in the last two years than he's seen in his entire life. Apparently Dancer's thrush is very minor, just peristent.

We've used the bleach solution - diluted 50-50. It works just as well as the thrush buster, fungaway and coppertox that I've tried, and is a lot cheaper.

Our other horses only have a touch of thrush once in a while, Dancer is just stubborn, I guess. It probably didn't help that she was horrible about having her feet messed with when we first got her. The farrier could work with her feet, but only if I held her and kept her preoccupied. It was virtually impossible for me to work with her feet by myself, and when we first got Dancer, everyone else in the family was terrified of her. (Seriously, no ground manners AT ALL!) I'm able to work with her feet now, if I'm quick enough - she has little patience for me. Hopefully eventually I'll get ahead of the thrush...one of these days.
Beau, is prone to getting thrush so, this isn't the first time that I have had to battle with it. I've battled it 4 times within the last couple of months.

Bleach solution diluted with what exactly? Do you dilute it with water or?
     
    04-29-2011, 05:19 PM
  #10
dee
Started
Just water. My farrier uses it full strength, but his aim is better than mine, and he has me to hold Dancer for him. I only have me to hold Dancer for me, so its a little harder.

You do have to make sure that you only get the bleach on the bottom of the hoof. If any gets on the skin, it can cause burning. Sometimes, if I get it a little to strong or if it gets on a sensitive spot, Dancer will make a beeline for the pond when I turn her loose...
     

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