Note I do not use Clorox bleach I use Betadine :)Cleaning out the hooves each and every day is your best prevention.
If you do not know how to train your donkey, horse or mule to pick up the hooves I can teach you virtually via Skype, my videos, your videos and my written homework assignments.
Select Melody picking out Rio the Mammoth Donkeys hooves while his ground tied.
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Originally posted on Old Boots & Blue Jeans:
My fellow horse enthusiasts probably cringed a bit at the title of this post. For those of you who are wondering why horse people hate small birds, here is a little explanation:
Thrush (the medical condition) is a fairly prevalent hoof problem caused by anaerobic bacteria. On the bottom of a horse’s hoof is the frog, a soft, v-shaped structure. Bacteria, most commonly Fusobacterium necrophorum, make their home in the crevices surrounding the frog and go to town. (For my fellow science junkies, those grooves are known as the medial and lateral sulci. Drop that at the breakfast table.) Just as the name “necrophorum“implies, these bacteria cause tissue death. Compacted dirt and poop stuck in the horse’s hooves provide the perfect oxygen-free environment for the bacteria to start eating healthy hoof tissue. If detected early (your nose will definitely tell you), this condition is fairly easy…
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