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        12-01-2013, 10:48 AM
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    My horse hasn't gotten trimmed in 6 weeks. His feet are a little long but we are taking care of that soon. Anyways…
    My horse has thrush and I can't seem to cure it with 'Thrush Off' (I think it's the same thing to 'Thrush Buster').
    I really need to get this thing gone. Now. I haven't ridden him in 3 weeks because he went lame due to an abscess, which is now gone, and now it's thrush that is bothering him. (Yes he is lame but only shows signs at trot and canter)
    P.S. I didn't make him canter, he did it in the pasture

    HELP!!
    -Terran
         
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        12-01-2013, 10:56 AM
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    I have a Belgian who came to me with his feet mostpy rotted off the thrush was so nasty! The only thing that fixed it was using cattle mastisis medicine called "go dry" my feed store sells it but its online cheap too. I had to use the syringe and squeeze it into his swollen rotted heel bulbs and down his frogs and use cotton balls to pack his hooves so air could get in. I had to do this every day for almost 2 weeks before I could go back to regular thrush buster! But its the only thing that helped.
         
        12-01-2013, 11:09 AM
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    Some people swear by a tablespoon bleach 1 1/2 cups water. However if used a long period of time it could wreck a horses hooves, its more preventative. For example when you smell the hoof beginning to smell threshy squirt a little on.
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        12-01-2013, 11:15 AM
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    Bleach is a common but ineffective treatment, what happens is the bleach kills the top layer of everything, good and bad. But then anything underneath will fester and when the dead layer peels off you'll see the gross underneath
         
        12-01-2013, 11:17 AM
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    Thrush can be fungal or bacterial or both which is why some things work and some don't. I find canesten (for athletes foot), salt, tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, aroma frog, and dilute milton are good. I have also heard that minerals being balanced in feeds can make a huge difference to maintaining a thrush free hoof.
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