How to get rid of and treat thrush in horses?
What is Thrush and how does it happen?
A nasty, rotten odor that is found when picking a horse’s hoof is a probable sign of a fungal infection called thrush. Thrush in horses erodes the tissues of the frog, leaving a blackish ooze on the surface. Although the smell! is quite foul, thrush, generally speaking, does not cause lameness; however in more severe cases, a horse may be a little "off".
Thrush in horses especially thrives in areas where horses are confined such as a stall or a very small paddock. A horse who is exposed to "clean" mud that is more or less free of manure and urine isn't as likely to develop thrush as one who stands in urine-soaked bedding for most of the day. Additionally, horses whose feet are not well maintained, or who wear hoof pads are also more susceptible to thrush.
In these photos, this horse, a Fjord, had a long-standing history of deep central sulcus thrush (look at the center of his frog). The owner had tried to clear this up using a number of different products. Some products had a terrible odor, some were risky (carcinogens), some were complicated and some stained her hands, horse & barn aisle. Some, even if they appeared to work, were damaging to healthy tissue because they contained products such as iodine. She then started using Banixx very diligently on a daily basis. No more mess, smell or risky liquids! The thrush cleared up! The "after" photos are 12 weeks later. It should be noted, in cases of a long standing infection, such as this, continued use of Banixx to prevent future thrush is a good idea.
Photos courtesy of Miranda of SBNatural HoofCare
How to get rid of and treat Thrush in horses
Dealing with thrush requires developing a routine. You need to eliminate the invading fungus. Fungus simply cannot grow in an environment rich in Banixx. The unique pH of Banixx causes the thrush organisms to die while causing zero harm to healthy tissue, unlike many other thrush treatments that contain, for example, iodine or bleach. It's a simple concept! If you can control the pH (via Banixx applications)...you can control the infection! Repeated iodine treatments will eventually burn your horse’s tissue and make him difficult or overly sensitive to treat. Bleach will dry out the tissue and is not generally recommended. An application of Banixx, twice a day, will serve as the best thrush treatment for your horse and the best time to treat, is immediately after your farrier has trimmed out the foot. Learn more about how to get rid of and treat thrush in horses and ponies.
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