Thrush is one of the most common hoof ailments, so we met up with Dr. Chad McGee to learn what causes thrush and what can be done to treat it.
Thrush is caused by a bacterial infection that thrives in a moist environment. Thrush typically affects the frog and is noticeable by its black tar-like substance and accompanying ripe smell. While there are many products on the market aimed towards treating thrush, none are a guaranteed treatment. Thrush Buster works well, but only in combination with efforts to keep the hoof dry and clean.