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home remedy for thrush

Postby HAY MAKER » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:07 pm

Was shoeing a couple horses today,one had a mild case of thrush,going by the vet supply house in the morning,but ...........any home remedies out there ?
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Re: home remedy for thrush

Postby oscar p » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:10 pm

Koppertox
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Re: home remedy for thrush

Postby Onthebit » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:38 am

Javex in a spray bottle, careful to keep it off the corronet!
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Re: home remedy for thrush

Postby Alan » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:26 am

Bleach
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Re: home remedy for thrush

Postby gregrio » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:35 am

plain ol cheap bleach
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Re: home remedy for thrush

Postby jonbri55 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:12 pm

Bleach mixed in water 4 to 1 I believe was what we used way back when. 2x a day soak the foot in it.
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Re: home remedy for thrush

Postby hayray » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:41 am

Bleach don't work on really bad cases, does not get in there and dry it out good enough. Fameldahyde works great, drys the whole foot out but hard to get it anymore, otherwise iodine - make sure it is the strong or tincture of iodine - 7%. The normal off the counter iodine is only .10% and don't do squat. The off the counter thrush treatments suck. I dig out as much as I can with a sharp hoof knife and then stuff a saturated cotton ball in there with a hoof pick and re-treat every 3 to 4 days becasue these treatments are pretty harsh.
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Re: home remedy for thrush

Postby hayray » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:44 am

Onthebit wrote:Javex in a spray bottle, careful to keep it off the corronet!

What is Javex?
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Re: home remedy for thrush

Postby turn&burn92 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:18 pm

What has always worked for us on real bad or mild cases of thrush is bleach.

1. Wash whole hoof with iodine soap. (also, cleaning out the dirt and as much of the infected tissue as possible)
2. Hold hoof up flat. (Where the bottom of hoof is facing up)
3. Pour straight (not mixed) bleach into hoof bottom.
4. Hold hoof up until the bleach stops fizzing. (It will look like when you pour peroxide into cuts)

Do that 2x a day til the thrush, sometimes known as "hoof rot", goes away. Should take about 1-2 weeks to clear up.
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Re: home remedy for thrush

Postby jdot » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:47 pm

I don't see very many thrush problems, at least not any that can't be solved with diluted bleach. Clean it out real good and soak in the bleach mixture, then keep it clean and dry till the next treatment, at least once a day but twice would be better. Koppertox will work but you have to make sure to get all the bacteria out before appling it becasue if not it will seal it off with the thrush bacteria in there. Tell the owner that a rusty hoof knife can cause it though. ;-)
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