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  1. #1
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    Default weird question...horse's feet smell like onions??

    i swear, i'm not crazy...my retiree's feet smell strongly of onions. this has been going on for a couple months now. does anyone have any idea what this could be??

    at first i thought i was imagining it, then realized it had been going on too long to be imagination. then i thought she was walking in onion grass or something, but she's the only one of 7 in the same fields that has this issue. she's also the only one that's bare foot. maybe that has something to do with it? she's not thrushy or anything like that.

    a friend said one of hers' feet smell like "old chicken soup" but she wasn't sure why. ideas??
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    Do you use Absorbine Thrush Remedy on your horse's feet?



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    hmmm...i can't recall off the top of my head what the thrush medicine i have is called. it's in a white bottle with a thin tip through which the liquid is applied. the liquid is clear and thin. i have used it a few times over the last few months when i thought she might be getting some thrush.
    My mare wonders about all this fuss about birth control when she's only seen a handful of testicles in her entire life. Living with an intact male of my species, I feel differently! WAYSIDE



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    Thats it - I use thrush remedy, white bottle, clear fluid, narrow tip.

    It does leave a VERY distinctive smell in my horse's feet, some times even days after application.

    Thrush Remedy


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    Maybe she's digging the onions up for you. 'Tis the season for wild leeks/ramps. Yum!



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    I'm interested in the answer to this, especially if its metabolic.



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    ok, that's def the stuff i use-i checked it tonight. guess that solves that mystery. THANKS!!! my farrier asked me a couple trims ago if i was using thrush buster and i said yes, and wondered briefly at the time how he knew that down to the brand, and i guess this explains that too.
    My mare wonders about all this fuss about birth control when she's only seen a handful of testicles in her entire life. Living with an intact male of my species, I feel differently! WAYSIDE



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    You could have "onion grass," too. It grows wild here in our pastures and looks like tall, whippy scallions with a very strong smell. If they walk on it and crush the leaves, the smell stays with them.


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    Its the Thrush Remedy! It made my farrier lose his cookies once. Baaaaaad smelling stuff!
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    Sounds like you have wild onions in the pasture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieBlaueReiterin View Post
    ok, that's def the stuff i use-i checked it tonight. guess that solves that mystery. THANKS!!! my farrier asked me a couple trims ago if i was using thrush buster and i said yes, and wondered briefly at the time how he knew that down to the brand, and i guess this explains that too.
    Hmm, I use Thrush Buster, the distinctive gentian violet stuff That makes everything purple, but not Thrush Remedy by Absorbine. I have not noticed any onion smell from Thrush Buster. I will check out Thrush Remedy, tho, as I'm curious! I think. Don't want to lose my cookies!
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    Yup - onion grass. It's also awesome when they eat it and have onion breath!



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