How to Treat and Prevent Thrush on Horses’ Backs?
Thrush is a common infection in the hoof of horses. Thrush is caused by bacteria in the horse’s stomach. By consuming contaminated feed or water, bacteria can spread to the horse’s hoof. The bacteria causes the horse’s hoof soften and become spongy. Also, the horse’s hoof may become distorted and cracked. Thrush can cause lameness in horses and is very painful.
Good hoof care can prevent thrush. Regular hoof care should include regular cleaning and trimming. A clean stall is essential for horses. The horse’s stall should be clean and free from manure and other debris. Horse hooves must be kept dry. Thrush can be caused by damp conditions.
There are many ways to treat thrush. One common treatment for thrush is to soak horses’ hooves with bleach and water. This will kill the bacteria responsible for thrush. An antifungal medication can be used to treat the horse’s hooves. Apply the medication to the horse’s hooves, then cover them with a bandage. The bandage should be left on for 24 hours. After the bandage has been removed, the horse’s hooves must be left to soak in the bleach solution for 24 hours.
Thrush can be difficult to treat. Sometimes, the condition can progress to chronic lameness. Contact your veterinarian if you suspect your horse may have thrush.