- Hoof Care
|ansinfamily ||05-17-2013 12:07 PM |
Best treatment for thrush??
My farrier came last night and took care of my mare. He said her front hooves are extremely dry and her back hooves have a mild case of thrush. He recommended thrush buster but I can't find it locally. Is there another treatment I could use? Thanks
|nickers103 ||05-17-2013 12:51 PM |
There are a lot of thrush products available on the market: Farnam thrush treatment, Mane N Tail Pro-Tect Thrush Treatment, Coopertox, etc. Most of these products should do the job. I live on a dairy farm and my farrier also recommended I could use Dry Cow or Tomorrow for treatment of thrush, which can be purchased at a local tractor supply, feed mill, etc. Good luck!
|aforred ||05-17-2013 01:31 PM |
Dry is good. The farrier might not like it because it makes the hoof harder, and therefore, harder for him to trim.
|smrobs ||05-17-2013 01:43 PM |
There is always some product available for the treatment of thrush at your local co-op/feed store/tack store/etc. If all else fails, you can get a bottle from your vet (though it's generally more expensive there).
I've never used Thrush Buster, but I have used Kopertox with good results.
The most important thing you'll want to remember, though? Wear rubber gloves. All that stuff stinks and it's almost impossible to wash off.
|ansinfamily ||05-17-2013 01:47 PM |
Thanks everyone, I'll check my co-op today and see what I can find.
|Trinity3205 ||05-17-2013 02:45 PM |
light thrush? Scrub the feet with dawn dish soapy water in a spray bottle. Itll be gone in 2 or 3 days. No need to spend money.
|michigancowgirl ||05-17-2013 04:43 PM |
I would suggest " No Thrush" to anyone! Its great stuff
|ansinfamily ||05-17-2013 04:57 PM |
The farrier also mentioned just putting olive oil on it after cleaning it well. Due to the hooves being so dry. Anyone heard of that?
|PaintHorseMares ||05-17-2013 05:01 PM |
Dry hooves are good hooves. Farriers don't like very dry hooves because they are harder to trim.
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