Horses get thrush from standing in unclean soil. Soil that has anaerobic bacteria that invades and starts feeding off dead tissue. As the hoof grows the growth is dead it protects the horse from getting injured but there's also a possibility of thrush growing in this dead tissue. A true Astringent will shrink the tissue at the cellar level reducing the water content of the cell drying the tissues.
Thrush needs two things to replicate and invade the soft dead tissues of the hoof and by getting rid of moisture in the cells it effectively stops the spread of thrush. The second thing thrush needs is lack of oxygen after all thrush is anaerobic or thrives in no oxygen environments.
Outlaw Thrush treatment for horses is also an antiseptic killing the bacteria that causes thrush on contact. By picking out the dirt and manure it helps with Thrush problems. You need to clean the frog and heels of the horse's hoof to effectively treat with Outlaw Thrush treatment or the medication will just sit on the surface and be ineffective.
This two pronged attack on thrush is the best and most effective way of getting rid of thrush.
1. 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.
2. Your horse NEEDS regular motion to properly circulate blood to keep healthy, which includes the hooves.
3. Regular exercise and turnout are essential - so get your horse outside and moving.
4. 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.
5. Keep your horse's environment clean, the object being to limit your horse 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.
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.
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.