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post #1 of 7 Old 01-12-2014, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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White frog?

Charlie has thrush (I think) his frog is a white color and very soft and he is nervous when I pick it out. It's so muddy and wet at the barn and basically everywhere. Bot sure how to treat it without the medicine just coming off when he steps in something wet!
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-13-2014, 12:16 AM
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thrush stinks...bad...and is normally black in color..my gelding has it in one of his feet currently..no idea why yours' frog is white..may want to have a farrier look at it asap if it is causing him discomfort.
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Canker, perhaps? "The horse's owner will notice the presence of a white or gray matter that is moist and spongy and commonly appears in the sulci region of the hoof." Canker: What Is It? | TheHorse.com

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^^Canker was my first thought as well.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-16-2014, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry his hoof isn't clean, wasn't done picking it out and getting the mud off!
Not sure if this is a normal frog color or not..
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-16-2014, 06:38 PM
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That hoof has got more going on than thrush. He's got a weak frog due to lack of simulation. The hoof looks like he's got long toes and underrun heels. His frog doesn't look like it's making adequate contact with the ground, which is what stimulates blood flow and encourages healthy growth.

If your farrier has been working on this horse for more than a few months, I'd find a new farrier. The thrush problems will be consistent unless the rest of the hoof is properly trimmed to allow proper hoof function. If you want any better advice on his feet, you could take good quality pictures and post them onthe forum for an in depth critique.
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