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Old 09-29-2010, 12:47 PM  
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Koppertox vs. Thruh. Buster

Which one seems to work te best?
Cadence has a light case of thrush in two hooves so I'm trying to figure out which one is better. I have some koppertox left, but am almost out.
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My farrier loves Thrush Buster, so that is what I use, though truthfully I have not used anything else to compare to it. I rarely have any trouble with thrush since my horses are never stalled.
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Which one seems to work te best?
Cadence has a light case of thrush in two hooves so I'm trying to figure out which one is better. I have some koppertox left, but am almost out.
Neither !! Try Apple Cider Vinegar

I have used both in my 30 yrs with horses and not impressed with neither one. Both will damage good tissue.
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I bought Mane-N-Tail's brand of thrush medicine and it worked. Coppertox does kill thrush but it also kills good tissue so I won't use it.
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I bought Mane-N-Tail's brand of thrush medicine and it worked. Coppertox does kill thrush but it also kills good tissue so I won't use it.
So does TB !!
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I use mane n tail as a preventative when I don't see active trush (like once every 1 1/2 weeks or so), But I swear by thrushbuster. Its not nearly as messy or smelly as koppertox. I use it like every 3-4 days when its really bad and when it starts to clear up once a week, and when it is gone I stop using it. I have a chronic thrusher, never had the tissue die other than the stuff the trush was affecting.
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Neither! Both will eat the healthy frog tissue and can cause more harm then good. Do an initial soaking of CleanTrax, followed by daily applications of Banixx and Tomorrow (alternate each day). Then to keep thrush away after it's been treated, scrub goldbond foot powder on the frog, sole, and white line with a toothbrush every couple days.
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I hate Koppertox since it stains everything and smells horrible. I use Thrushbuster but not very often. I will say I have the same bottle for 3 years now. I use it once in a blue moon. Regular hoof cleaning and farrier work will resolve most thrush issues
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Thank you guys. Her thrush is already looking better! I'll try the goldbond powder and the other ideas! Thanks!!!!
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I hate Koppertox since it stains everything and smells horrible.
You've got that one right! I had a bottle and used it on some whiteline. I'm thinking "What is that horrible smell on my hands?" Took awhile to figure out it was the Koppertox

Not having to deal with thrush, but some whiteline, I tried several things that worked off and on. Come to find out when I changed farrier's I never had the problem again Not sure if it was that or his tools that he didn't clean.
Its gone now and so is he
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Neither !! Try Apple Cider Vinegar

I have used both in my 30 yrs with horses and not impressed with neither one. Both will damage good tissue.
What about the Five star fungus free? Thought you used that with good results. Does it kill the good tissue also? Just curious since I've not used it
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Neither! Both will eat the healthy frog tissue and can cause more harm then good..
Am curious as to where I can find articles/studies pertaining to this?
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Just to confuse the issue, I use PineSol
We've had an unusually wet summer and thrush can happen whether stalled or not.
I like the idea of the Gold Bond Powder when it starts to clear.
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What about the Five star fungus free? Thought you used that with good results. Does it kill the good tissue also? Just curious since I've not used it

Five Star does work well and no it doesn't kill good tissue. This stuff is costly and ACV is el-cheappo !!!!!
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I use Lysol to scrub her hooves clean. Worked well. Will try the ACV! Idk what that Five Stars thing is.... An if it's a lot of money, nah! Lol.
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We've used both but prefer the Thrush Buster.

I went to the WEG trade shows last Sunday and was talking to the Vetrycin rep about their product and how much I liked it and she said the Hydogel worked great on thrush so we plan on trying it next time we need to. If it works then I'll never buy another bottle of that stinky, messy Coppertox or Thrush Buster. Since we moved to our new barn with good drainage, unlike the barn we were at, we've not had a problem with thrush.

I scored a couple of sample bottles too!
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Neither !! Try Apple Cider Vinegar

I have used both in my 30 yrs with horses and not impressed with neither one. Both will damage good tissue.

When you use the ACV, do you use it full strength or dilute? How much do you use?
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When you use the ACV, do you use it full strength or dilute? How much do you use?
Full strength and I just pour a little in the frog from the top and let it drip down.
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Am curious as to where I can find articles/studies pertaining to this?

Me too...more info or links please.
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