Let me preface this with I do not have the knowledge others here do. My mare got slightly thrushy twice when it rained for months. I had boots for her anyway, and I lined them with sanitary napkins poured thrush medicine on them, and stalled her every night like that.
Holy Crow - lining the boots with sanitary napkins is stellar!
. I never thought of that <img style="max-width:100%;" src="https://www.horseforum.com/images/smilies/bowwdown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Bowwdown" class="inlineimg" /><img style="max-width:100%;" src="https://www.horseforum.com/images/smilies/bowwdown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Bowwdown" class="inlineimg" />
Originally Posted by WildestDandelion View Post
been reading that link. I can order the gel but I don’t think I can cover his hooves for 6-8 hours a day. Will it be effective if he’s stalled some hours with the gel on after soaking?
Yes, a couple of hours should be fine:)
Joker has toe cracks from ongoing founder issues. I clean his hooves and put the gel on before I clean him up for turnout. That gives him about 40 minutes of standing on mats, which is good enough for his issue.
I am very fortunate that I don't deal with mud like many folks, however. We sit high with great natural drainage, plus I had gutters & downspouts put on the barn so when we do get frog strangling rains, it all drains away from the barn:)
Hopefully the White Lightning Gel will work and cut your maintenance time down.
If you don't see success with the gel, then try the ToMorrow (squirt in until it starts to overflow), pack with 40% zinc oxide diaper rash cream (WalMart's Equate is cheap), and shove some cotton in there, if it will stay. With this method, you'd be cleaning the hooves once daily, so the cotton wouldn't have time to collect bacteria/fungus if it did manage to stay in:)
Also, were it me, I'm not so sure I would soak his hooves more than once a week, if that as it might end up being counter-productive:)