Thrush in Horses Effects and Treatment


A nasty, rotten odor that is found when picking a horse's hoof is a good sign of a bacterial infection called thrush. Thrush in horses' hooves erodes or eats the tissues of the frog, leaving a blackish cream on the surface where the frog was. Although the smell is quite foul, thrush usually does not cause lameness. However, in more severe thrush cases a horse may be a little "off" or lame. When horses live in an unclean, confined area, such as a stall or small paddock, thrush in horses is more apt to thrive because of the accumulation and packing of manure that is warm and moist - a breeding ground for infection. A horse who is exposed to "clean" mud or dirt that is 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. As a variety of bacteria the epidermis, or outer horn of the frog, the tissues deteriorate. And because this is dead tissue, there is no blood supply or oxygen to help fight off the infection. The whole area becomes a sort of incubator for the overgrowth of bacteria. Horses whose feet are not well maintained, or who wear hoof pads are also more susceptible to thrush.

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The owner had tried to clear this up using several different products. Some products had a terrible clinical 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 and Gentian Violet (Carcinogenic) . She then started using Outlaw Thrush diligently on a daily basis. No more mess, smell or risky liquids! The thrush cleared up! It should be noted, in cases of a long-standing thrush infection, such as this, continued use of Outlaw Thrush treatment to prevent future thrush is a good idea. Outlaw Thrush will penetrate the crevices and not just dust the surface of the hoof. Dry hoof preparations will not penetrate to the source, but merely cauterize the surface trapping infection in creating more severe conditions in the hoof. The use of Outlaw Thrush treatment for horses is the best all around treatment you can buy.

After care is just as important follow there instructions:

Daily attention to hoof cleanliness and health is important. If you can't do this, make a back-up plan with a friend who can assist you. Early recognition will go a long way in preventing or containing a festering infection. Your horse NEEDS regular motion to properly circulate blood to keep healthy, which includes the hooves. Regular exercise and turnout are essential - so get your horse outside and moving.

The frogs should be trimmed in a manner that while the V of the frog may remain somewhat deep, the frog isn't allowed to grow to a point where it is overlapping, trapping organisms that can grow. This promotes self-cleaning of the clefts during a horse's outside activities, including walking, exercising, playing, working, etc. Keep your horse's environment clean, the object being to limit your horse's access to areas of potential contamination. This includes providing good drainage for all living spaces, including turnout pastures and daily mucking of paddocks and stalls and a regular routine of preventive Outlaw Thrush treatment. By following these simple steps you can keep thrush at bay.





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How to Treat Severe Thrush with Outlaw Thrush Treatment

A deep, severe thrush infection had penetrated deep into the sensitive Plantar cushion within the horse's hoof, and this horse was lame.

The hole caused by the thrush infection was 1/2" deep before treatment. After 3 days of Outlaw Thrush treatment topical application, there was a huge reduction in both the size and depth of the horse's thrush infection. No sting formula. After a few week the hole was trimmed out and you would never know it was there.

Thrush is a common anaerobic bacterial infection of the horse's hoof tissue characterized by a black, necrotic (dead), foul-smelling material. This condition typically affects the central or collateral sulci, but in severe cases thrush can also invade the white line, sole, and sensitive layers of the foot, potentially resulting in permanent lameness. This is why early detection and treatment is so important. By using Outlaw Thrush treatment you don't need to ever reach this level of infection and pain.





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