Today I want to talk about Thrush. At one point or another I think most horse people have dealt with thrush. Thrush is a gross beast that when left untreated or unnoticed can get very gross very fast and end up very deep in the frog.
Houston got a gross case when he was on stall rest a few years back and Thrush Buster and other remedies just weren’t touching it. If you have ever used Thrush Buster than you know that it isn’t a pleasant experience. Blue/purple stuff gets all over everything. Luckily at the time I had a trainer that had all sorts of tips and she recommended this stuff called Tomorrow that is used on cows.Luna had her feet done a few weeks ago and when the farrier was trimming her she noticed that she had some pretty deep thrush. I feel relatively certain that my horses are trying to make me feel like a cruddy mom lately. In my defense this thrush wasn’t developed in the short time I had her until that point. Nonetheless I am glad that the farrier reminded me about this awesome secretish weapon as slowly but surely her thrush is going away. Naturally it’s gotten super wet and gross just as I am starting to keep it at bay.
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Have you guys used any non traditional methods to treat thrush? Favorite products?