Thrush Prevention
Thrush is a very common word for those of us who have been spent any amount of time around horses. It is one of the more common diseases of the equine hoof. But does everyone know what thrush is? How do you prevent it, or how do you treat it once it has set up shop within your horse’s hooves?

Thrush is a disease of the foot that usually occurs within the frog (the wedge-shaped structure on the bottom surface of the foot) and its sulci (the grooves next to and in the middle of the frog). The disease is characterized by a very soft frog and sulci. When the frog is picked out, a thick, black discharge is present that is easily removed from the sulci. There also is a characteristically pungent odor. Once s

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