Fungus-Busting Hoof Soaks

Casie

Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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5 Responses

  1. Michelle says:

    Definitely dilute the oregano oil and tea tree oil in another oil like olive or jojoba before adding to the water to soak. Oregano can burn the skin. I prefer to use one of the other soaking methods, and then using the oil to treat the hoof after soaking…

  2. I was re-stacking cord wood one day when it hit me like a ton of bricks. You see the logs where all stuck together, I needed an ax to separate some of them. Why were they stuck together I hope you ask…Fungus…it was binding the logs together so tight it reminded of lamina, and that’s when I realized how we are going wrong in hoof care. Killing fungus is good to grow healthy frogs. Killing fungus is bad when we kill it in the lamina of the hoof walls and bars. I developed a pressure wash to remove exfoliating tissue and thrush without killing fungus and the results are amazing…email me for hoof pictures and you too will see the light.

  3. janet blaik says:

    My horse lives in Far North Queensland Australia . She was having problems with separation of her hoof. I was getting her trimmed monthly . She is on a hoof supplement and Turmeric. We changed her diet added more protein .No more separation I do spray her hooves withe apple cider vinegar, on a biweekly basis.

  4. Kathie Judy says:

    The company that makes Clean Trax also makes a tall soaking boot that works GREAT. One caveat – rather than trying to use the cumbersome straps provided with the boot to snug it up, I just gather the boot closely around my horse’s leg and secure it with several rounds of vet wrap. I’ve had a horse move all around the stall with them on, sloshing all over the place, but they don’t come off, and the solution stays in. I usually leave the Clean Trax on front feet for 45 minutes and then switch to the back for 45 minutes – it lasts a total of 90 minutes. Make sure to secure the hoof tightly in a ziploc bag with duct tape over the top for the recommended period of time immediately after soaking to keep the vapors working in the hoof.

  5. Linda van Zwol says:

    I agree with Michelle’s comment above. A tablespoon of oil is far too much & would likely be irritating at the very least. Oil won’t dilute in water & water increases penetrability of the oil into the skin. Oils best be used in small amounts 10 drops is plenty.

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