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Hoof Soaking Solutions

Oxine Soak, White Lightning and Clean Trax

See both the Thrush , Thrush Treatments or Clean Trax pages!

Lysol Soak

For Thrush, white line disease and surface crack cleaning. Read direction on the Lysol bottle and use the dilution suggested for cleaning floors. DO NOT apply undiluted! Soak feet for 30 minutes a day for 4 to 5 days, repeating if the thrush returns.

For a topical treatment, mix a solution that is twice as strong as the recommended dilution for floor cleaning, and apply to the thoroughly cleaned foot once or twice a day.

Apple Cider Vinegar Soak

Organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a great natural way to restore pH to hooves and skin. I use it when I have a horse with scratches, as well as for regular soaking to get feet to loosen up. Horses seem to like apple cider soaks better than plain warm water, but I'm careful with vinegar and horses because some horses don't handle the acids in cider vinegar well. I have a gelding who is allergic to his sweat when he's had cider... He ends up with severe burns where he'd sweat.

Dilution: 1 part organic apple cider vinegar : 2 parts warm water. Soak 20 minutes to 1 hour.

Epsom Salts Soak

For drying out abscesses

Dilution: 1 cup Epson Salts :1 Gallon of water

Borax Soak

Cleansing Soak.

Dilution: 1/2 a teaspoon of Borax per soaking boot of warm water or 1 tablespoon Borax to 1/2 gallon of warm water.

Tea Tree or Oregano Oil Soak

Add water soluble tea tree oil or Oregano oil to a soaker and soak for 30 minutes.

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