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1 tube treats up to 20 hooves — 100 grams
What is Thrush?
Thrush is a bacterial infection, caused by anearobic bacteria growing in the radius of the hoof. Thrush usually appears as a pungent smelling fluid in the hoof area. The radius degenerates and the hoof rots away. With the right measures thrush is a disease which can be easily treated.
Thrush is an infection that is easily identified by your veterinarian and/or farrier. If early treatment takes place much suffering can be prevented.
Causes of horse thrush
Thrush may be incurred if the horse is kept in a humid environment for a long time. The hooves become soft and cannot recover.
The main factors that play a role in the development of thrush are dirt, moisture and poor hoof care. A dirty and wet stable is often the main cause of this disease. In a stable or paddock that is moist and dirty, the bacterias gain entry into the hoof area and cause an infection of the contaminated hoof, mainly in the narrow, middle radius of the hoof. If the infection is treated immediately, recovery is almost always possible and severe damage of the tissues of the hooves as well as the risk of cancer can be avoided.
One of the symptoms of thrush is a bad smelling hoof. This smell is produced by the grey fluid in the hoof area as a result of thrush. Also a black discoloration of the horn of the hoof is visible and the hoof becomes soft.
Besides keeping horse stables and surroundings clean to help in preventing horse thrush, Hypozin can be used to prevent thrush. When the hoof ray becomes softer, apply a thin layer Hypozin.
Hypozin contains a very high concentration of zinc oxide, in contrast to zinc ointment (zinc ointment contains 10% zinc oxide). The zinc oxide component has a drying effect and offers protection from the effects of body fluids (urine and feces in the stables).
The balanced formulation of essential ingredients is to ensure the specific effect of Hypozin.
- Zinc combination
- Slightly astringent
- Drying and moisture floating
- Anti-itching / cooling
- Algae and fungus resistant
- Demi water
- Prevents unwanted reactions with the metals and raw materials by acid that have been from the water
- Reduces the risk of bacterial spoilage
- Added to medical preparations for smoothing and soothing effect