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GiveMeGrace 02-26-2011 12:51 PM

What are the chances of thrush here...
Hey guys!
So, I haven't checked my gelding's feet in awhile as no one at our barn really picks hooves during winter because it's just so muddy.

Anywho, he lives in a pasture where it is EXTREMELY muddy (I usually catch him standing in puddles)

I've never known too much about thrush, but what are the odds here... I will check/ pick them out today, but what am I looking for?
I've heard black residue, but it's nearly impossible to see through all the mud.


HeroMyOttb 02-26-2011 01:34 PM

There's rather good chance of thrush. Just think all the mud and manure is packed in your horses hooves the entire time. Since for me "mud season" has started I try to pick my horses hooves daily and apply thrush buster twice a week to help prevent thrush.

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