Thrush on draft that won’t pickup feet!

LoveShires

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Cleantrax is really good stuff but you generally need the foot pretty clean before hand and have to soak for a long time (45 mins) with liquid up to the fetlock in some kind of boot, which I suspect would be challenging, I would probably do that once he's better having his feet messed with. Apple cider vinegar (non-pasteurized/'with the mother') is a good option, cheap, easy to get, and mild but effective. For soaks mix 50/50 with water and soak for 15 mins, it's mild and cheap enough that you can do it twice daily if you need to or weekly for maintenance :)

Something like this may also be good for soaking as it is large with a small lip around the edge and won't tip over, you could hopefully lead him onto it and get 2 feet soaked at a time https://www.amazon.com/Draper-31937-Mortar-Mixing-Board/dp/B00GYYB7MG/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=builder+mixing+tray&qid=1581320450&sr=8-3 If it's a bit slippy (as any rubber can be when wet) and small piece of old carpet in the bottom should help.
I have the Apple cider vinegar with the mother. Is the vinegar just to help clean the hoof or does it help with the thrush?
 

chunky monkey

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Helps with the thrush. Killing the bad bacteria. Don't overuse as it can also kill the good bacteria.
I use some of my sheep foot dip on my horses. Which basically contains zinc oxide. Not something I do too often as it can over dry the foot. But used sensibly will kill nasty bacteria like thrush infections.
 
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LoveShires

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Helps with the thrush. Killing the bad bacteria. Don't overuse as it can also kill the good bacteria.
I use some of my sheep foot dip on my horses. Which basically contains zinc oxide. Not something I do too often as it can over dry the foot. But used sensibly will kill nasty bacteria like thrush infections.
Thank you very much