Originally Posted by xxEmilyxx
Not really. He is still in training after being put out to pasture for 5 years right after he came off the track. However he seems to be prone to just about every health issue a horse can have...he's currently lame with thrush, so no need for the Ace right now.
And Susan, I don't really know. I'll check tomorrow. My parents bought it and my trainer keeps it in the feed room. I've actually never seen the bottle, they give it to him for me so by the time I get there it's kicked in.
On thrush note, how are you treating that? From experience, thrush should not be able to take sufficient hold to cause lameness, unless a) neglect -which I'm sure is not the case here, or b) it's indicative of general weak hoof STD irises and strength.
If you are treating it externally which I presume you are, can I strongly recommend that you use a non-necrotising solution. Nothing bleach based etc. All they do is leave lots of dead tissue for bacteria and infections to take hold.
You can buy Oxychlorsine over the counter in the US if that's where you are based? If so get some, and use a long boot or even a taped feedbag to soak it in the solution for 45 minutes. Then remove the solution (you can use on another foot for another 45 mins) and cover with an empty bag to allow the vapours to absorb. The differential pressure of the long soak boot will really help drive it into the pores and any cracks etc. One soak should usually be enough except in extreme cases when another a week later will be used.