Is thrush common in horses?


Thrush in the hoof of horses is as common as athlete's foot is to humans.

It only needs the correct conditions to take hold on the hoof. Most horse owners think they have done something wrong for thrush to develop in the hoof, but it's not anyone's fault, it's the perfect storm situation.

The bacteria that is thrush is found in all dirt so there is no escaping or avoiding it. For example, the dry areas of the country where wind blows dirt has the same bacteria found in it as the more rainy areas. The resulting infection of thrush in the hoof, also known as seedy toe or wall fungus, requires a preventative approach. So thank goodness we have a treatment to contend with thrush in the hoof.

The best defense is offense, being aware of the signs and what it looks like is half the battle. Thrush grows in dead organic material so manure and hoof growth along with moisture from the horse's hoof makes the perfect incubator for thrush. Ok I've been preaching to the choir let's talk about what we can do about it.

Clean and use Outlaw Thrush Stuff

In dry climates horses still get thrush in the frog or culcus of the hoof. A hard dry layer of frog can hide the sensitive tissue underneath. If not trimmed back so it is reachable for cleaning or treatment, the thrush will take hold. This kind of thrush is always a surprise, again if you don't know its there then you can't do anything about it. This is also why a farrier is so important.

In wetter areas of the country thrush is always present so drying and treating the thrush in the frog or culcus is an ongoing problem. That's why the Outlaw Thrush Stuff product is both a true antiseptic and astringent.

  • The antiseptic kills the bacteria on contact - that's great but you eventually have to let the hoof go right back in the dirt and muck. Reintroducing bacteria all over again in the hoof.
  • This is why you need the astringent part of Thrush Stuff. - It changes the moisture content of the hoof tissue, stopping thrush from taking hold again. Allowing health growth to come back.

Outlaw Thrush Stuff reduces the bacteria and changes the moisture content of the hoof tissue. That's why it's such a great preventative and treatment product for horses.

It's important to note, that this is not a one time treatment and if any other product making these claims are just flat out lying to you. You need to stop the infection then regrow the frog tissues. This takes time. If you are consistent in cleaning and treating the problem you will see results. Fortunately this problem is not fatal, just uncomfortable and annoying but workable with Outlaw Thrush Stuff.

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