Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: pacific northwest
• Horses: 0
I think my mare has a raging case of thrush. Lily has had issues with her frogs off and on since we've had her. In September her hooves were looking great. Our farrier was out about 5 weeks ago and said that Lily had an infection in her frog, but it wasn't thrush, it was a yeast infection. She told me to treat it with plain acetone (ie nail polish remover) and that it would be the fasted, most effective way to treat. I did as told and her frogs got better so I quit using it and just went about our usual routine. We were out of town over the holidays and had someone doing the feeding and mucking while we were gone. Sure enough whatever was wrong with her hooves came back and now it's even worse! One of her hooves stinks to high heaven and her frogs look horrible! We treated again with the acetone because it was there in the barn, but now I've decided that I'm not comfortable with this and I'm going to try the mix of the antibiotic cream and the athletes foot cream as I keep reading good things about it.
Have any of you tried this? How long should I do this daily? Is one treatment per day enough? I was thinking that as soon as I see improvement I would switch to daily apple cider vinegar treatment.
I want to get aggressive and tackle this once and for all. Any advice would be helpful.