• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

THRUSH **HELP** best ways to get rid of it?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • THRUSH **HELP** best ways to get rid of it?

    I have a serious thrush issue with my OLD boy.. I have tried everything I can think of.. thrush buster. koppertox, peroxide, NO thrush (dry remedy) Thrush out.. etc..
    I have the barn help clean his stall 4 times a day (he is on pellet bedding b/c of health issues) and he is outside 4+ hours a day in the afternoon on limestone.
    I would appreciate any advice.
    Thanks so much!

  • #2
    Ewww, maybe you should try some omega 3's in his diet if he isn't already getting some?

    I don't know if you've tried this yet, but the one thing that I've always had luck with (and quickly) is 'blu-kote', it's purple and stains everything but works wonders. Antibiotic, anti-fungal, very economical. I've only had to apply it twice tops to clear stuff up that thrush specific products didn't work on.


    • #3
      Thrush Buster...It's in a little bottle, it's a dark purple. Put it on the frog and sole when it's dry. Works very well


      • #4
        I just got rid of a really bad case in my thrush-prone horse by using Tomorrow, a dry cow mastitis treatment (I purchased it at a Tractor Supply). I read about it on here (search for 'tomorrow' and 'thrush'), and it did work as well as people had said. The thin syringe-y tip helps get in all the cracks and is amazing. Cleared up after 5 days of once daily use.


        • #5


          • #6
            followed by White Lightning Gel

            and understand that the root cause is probably improper hoof trim, and/or diet
            chaque pas est fait ensemble


            • #7
              Dry cow.


              • #8
                Originally posted by cajunbelle View Post
                Dry cow.

                i always heard people use heticin k, which i thought was Today (lactating cow, water based, whereas tomorrow is oil based)?

                i use dmso + strong iodine in a spray bottle. super cheap. pick feet, brush, spray once or twice a day.

                thrushbuster is just iodine and gentian (?) violet, and IIRC $$.


                • #9
                  Teatree oil. The best price here is at WalMart. Infuse by the dropperful, every day or two. Fast work; thrush b gone.


                  • #10
                    I've also heard that the cow stuff works good, but not sure if its the Today or Tomorrow or Dry cow.
                    Derby Lyn Farms Website

                    Derby Lyn Farms on Facebook!


                    • #11
                      I had the same issue with my big gelding. Tried everything including clean trax for 3 years, including pleglets(SP?) given to me by the vet. Finally the vet(different one) gave me some pills that I was told was for yeast infections in humans and crushed them up into a paste for 10 days. Cleared up and never came back. I still have the bottle - I'll have to look up what the name of the drug. Wasn't expensive and was the only thing that worked for him. Wish I would have been given that by the vet years sooner.


                      • #12
                        apple cider vinegar works really fast


                        • #13
                          Has the vet run any analyses to confirm that it is thrush with no underlying issues or secondary infections?


                          • #14
                            I second apple cider vinegar. Make sure it's the real stuff and not dyed white vinegar.
                            You only have to let the soft animal of your body / love what it loves
                            "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by achcosuva View Post
                              I just got rid of a really bad case in my thrush-prone horse by using Tomorrow, a dry cow mastitis treatment (I purchased it at a Tractor Supply). I read about it on here (search for 'tomorrow' and 'thrush'), and it did work as well as people had said. The thin syringe-y tip helps get in all the cracks and is amazing. Cleared up after 5 days of once daily use.
                              I'm currently using this and it's working. I think I have a different brand but it's for cow mastitis. When my horse has pre-thrush, I've found a mixture of 75% bleach/25% water works well. It didn't work for this current case, which was a little more aggressive than normal.


                              • #16
                                A 50/50 mix of DMSO & Penicillin works on the worst of worst cases.
                                Watermark Farm
                                Watermark Farm Facebook Fan Page
                                You Tube Channel


                                • #17
                                  We fought chronic low-grade thrush in 3 feet on my gelding for YEARS (he weirdly didn't seem to get it in the 4th foot - only the feet with white socks - ?). We tried everything under the sun - Koppertox, Thrush Buster, Thrush X, CleanTrax, White Lightning, peroxide, vinegar, Clorox, etc., - but nothing seemed to work. Then I read about Today and Tomorrow (cow mastitis treatments) on the Horse Care forum, and we gave it a try. It was miraculous - cleared that stuff up pronto! We have since used it with similar success on other horses (and again on my gelding when he had a relapse).

                                  I think I initially used Tomorrow because that is all Tractor Supply had in stock, but we have since then ordered Today. They are very similar, just Today is formulated for use in lactating cows (active ingredient: cephapirin sodium), and Tomorrow is formulated for use in dry cows (active ingredient: cephapirin benzathine). Both formulas are very effective against antibiotic resistant pathogens such as environmental Streptococcus and Staphylococcus.


                                  • #18
                                    Well, first of all make sure the trim is good and the horse has plenty of turnout to keep his hooves healthy.

                                    For treating, I found that Today/Tomorrow (Tractor Supply also has a generic version that is cheaper) with Wonder Dust packed on top worked best. Squirt the liquid in the crevasses and pour the Wonder Dust on top and press it down. Today/Tomorrow is kind of thin and the Wonder Dust really helps to keep it in, plus it will dry everything a bit.
                                    *OMGiH I Loff my Mare* and *My Saddlebred Can Do Anything Your Horse Can Do*


                                    • #19
                                      Another vote for apple cider vinegar. Soak hooves in it for 10 min/day, multiple times/day if needed.


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by pferdfeathers View Post
                                        Another vote for apple cider vinegar. Soak hooves in it for 10 min/day, multiple times/day if needed.

                                        For maintenance, I have a little squirt bottle I got at the dollar tree that I put 50/50 ACV and water in and I put it on hooves daily.

                                        $3 a gallon -- can't beat it.
                                        You only have to let the soft animal of your body / love what it loves
                                        "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver