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How to Use All Natural NO THRUSH Powder on Scratches, Mud fever, and Greasy Heel
In the last two days, I have received seven separate calls from people dealing with a bad case of Scratches. They have tried all the soaks, shampoos and sprays and nothing has worked. Finally, they did a deep internet dive and found information about No Thrush ® Powder. Yes, it does work. You might not have noticed, but it’s right there on the bottle.
The introduction, ie: “The Caution.”
NT powder works extremely well for the worst cases of Scratches (AKA Greasy heel and Mud Fever) BUT you have to use it as directed.
Years ago researchers from UC Davis were clinically testing NT on scratches. After a week they called and said, “Sorry, but it’s just not working.” Well of course since we had used it successfully a hundred times at our own barn, I asked them to walk me through their protocol…. It turns out they completely ignored the directions printed on the bottle. After they followed the below protocol, they got great results. Their photos are in the last photo journal on this page.
Let me get to the point. Our powders work exactly opposite from the shampoos, soaks, and sprays you have likely purchased in the past.
No Thrush ® is a “dry” powder for a reason.
Our belief is that by constantly washing and pulling scabs, you are giving the bacteria exactly what it wants – A constantly moist and raw area to breed. Also by softening and removing the scabs, you are releasing the bacteria back out into the wild. This is why when we wash and pull the scabs, scratches tend to move around. Suddenly it has moved up the leg or around to the front. The photo below is from one of the gals I spoke with this week. You can see that while she did not remove the scabs, she was washing twice a day. (Again, giving the bacteria a moist place to thrive.)
Finally, to the Solution.
Here is how to use No Thrush ® for scratches – and also what to expect as you go.
- First, I have to emphasize. Do not wash and do not pull scabs. Sure, you can use a damp towel and gently wipe away mud and debris, but leave the scabs alone. We don’t want to soften them so don’t hose them down, etc, If you remove them you are going 3 steps forward and 2 steps back
- Puff the powder onto the scratches area and gently pat the powder into the coat and skin. (See screenshot below.)
- The immediate goal is to absorb all the leakage and create scabs ASAP. If there is a lot of discharge, it’s worth your time to apply several times a day for the first few days. This is not mandatory, but it will speed up the process if you can dust as soon as a bit of leakage breaks through.
- Now we have scabs. Yay. Be warned, these scabs will be chunky and ugly. You will be beside yourself to want to pull them off. Patience please.
- Keep dusting at least once per day. If the horse occasionally knocks off a scab and you see bleeding, that’s fine, just dust over it again and the powder will staunch, absorb, and dry.
- The time frame from the messy 1st day to full hair regrow is typically 20-30 days. Some extreme cases may take a few extra days.
- PRO TIP. If your horse gets scratches every year, simply start doing a “maintenance dusting” once a week before the season begins. This will keep you out of the cycle entirely.
Here is one last example so you can see the beginning, middle, and end of the process. Notice that when the scabs fall off on their own, the hair regrowth has already occurred.
That is it. It takes some days, but you have just spent less than one minute a day to fix your horse, versus the hour a day you were spending with all the washing, soaking, and fretting.
Good Luck and Cheers
Heath Kizzier, VP.
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Here is a compilation of Reviews pulled from Facebook, Amazon, and National online suppliers. These are all verified purchasers and real customers telling their stories.
Cheers, Heath, VP
This is an amazing, great product !! Worked quickly for my horses. After using all the other thrush products without improvements. I saw the videos on Facebook and purchased it. Almost overnight results. They started giving me their feet to apply. Thank you Four Oaks for posting the video. I use it as needed now.
Great product. Really gets the thrush problem under control. Love your videos. They really explain things I did not realize before.
I not only use it for my horse’s sulcus thrush (now as a maintenance/preventative), I also use it on the places where he develops/gets scratches. He is prone to both conditions – and I find if I use this product, I can almost get away with minimal breakouts/episodes, versus the severe outbreak he had once I bought him. Once or twice a week (depending on humidity or rain forecast) is all he needs now. I tried other products, and nothing works as well as this!
Hands down, THE BEST STUFF!!! AND IT WORKS!!
Sarah H. C.
Love this product, have been using it on my boy for at least a year now and it’s kept the thrush at bay, he had mushy heel bulbs prior from standing in mud, etc and since using this his feet have cleared up so nicely. Forever customer ❤️
Love this stuff ! Tried everything and came across this. Watch the video… within 3 days you could feel the difference in her heels. Finally getting her comfortable and healed up.
This is an amazing product. My horse’s persistent deep frog cracks are gone. I used one bottle, dusting over two months. Heel cracks Gone! He’s moving so much better.
No thrush beats the mud!
Jimmie Lea G.
I tried NT powder & it was everything & more they claim & show in the videos! The customer service was personal & professional! I’ll continue to use it once a week for maintenance. I never thought my Roy’s hoofs could be this healthy!! Great product!
Linda K. M.
Best thrush remedy I’ve ever used! We live in So Wisconsin- so damp here so definitely a product to always have on hand.
Worked absolutely awesome on my horse and quick as well!!! Great product!!!
Thank you for posting these pro tips. It has been very helpful. First, let me let it be known I am Not blaming my farrier. My horse started parking out on all 4 feet. He looked like he was trying to be Superman. I knew this was not good. He also would stand and pull the dirt so that he had his heels lifted and his toes were down. I had laterals done on all 4 feet but it did not show any white line pockets and his angles were good and his hooves were balanced. (We just went through a year of rehab for his ft SDFT injury. So seeing him do this made my heart drop.) After your tips and multiple FB ads, I tried to take a look at the back of his hoofs. Unfortunately, some of the products the farriers use these days cover the back of the heel. ( Pads, dental molding, the pour-in pads etc) So I pulled it back/ off the heel to see if I could “see” anything.
To my surprise, all 4 hooves had heel cracks! He needs front shoes, so hinds were removed and the fronts replaced but without all the extra stuff so I could treat and visually inspect the bottom of his hooves. So glad I did. It’s been 3 weeks and they are healing, not completely yet but he no longer parks out, and only occasionally will you see him with his hind heels up as he rests at night. I could have saved $$$ in vet bills trying to figure out what was going on if only I had the knowledge to just pull that stuff off his heels and look!
So thank you, thank you, thank you, for all the posts on my FB page. It really has saved us!!!
Great product! Just started using it and I’ve seen a huge difference in just Two days !!
I am in the New England area and it’s wet and muddy. Love this product! Has made a huge difference! The stick idea is perfect! Thank you!
When I bought my horse one year ago he had really bad contracted heals along with deep sulcus grooves from thrush. He was barefoot. With proper diet and a great farrier if had little progress. I bought this product and after 4 days have seen better progress than over the past year with an amazing farrier. Sometimes the horse needs more than just a good farrier. So glad I found this product. I can’t wait to see how he progresses. Already more sound with just a few days of treatment. Thank you, Colett.
Thank you Four Oaks Farm Products !!! I never knew this [Re: sulcus thrush and the Heel crack connection] Not once has a Farrier mentioned this and my horses have had thrush and cracks forever, nothing has helped it ,I now have a fantastic Farrier and have purchased this product. 3 weeks and almost healed. I’m amazed at how it works thanks for the information
I never post on products but the feed store was out of my normal brand and I tried this. What a crazy difference in one week. My horse’s feet look totally different. I am so impressed with this product and easy to use.
This is absolutely the best product for Thrush and hoof care. I have used it for 15 years and always keep it on hand.
Great product. Highly recommend it. My mare is so much better after years of dealing with thrush and laminitis. Veterinarians totally missed it. Took X-rays and found nothing. Started treatment with this product and saw improvement in a week’s time.
I didn’t take pictures, but I just got a TB gelding who has very bad thrush from the ice storm we had here in Texas. I applied No Thrush Powder on his feet and turned him back out into his still-wet pasture not expecting it to really do anything. Later I pulled him out and NO smell! The smell was so bad before when he stood on concrete you could just smell the thrush! I will never ever ever waste money on any other thrush product!
My absolute FAVORITE product that I can’t live without!!! Especially this time a year in Kentucky, it is a lifesaver. Best part? IT ACTUALLY WORKS! AND NO BLUE-STAINED HANDS! Not a sponsored review, just words from a happy customer:)
For any of you that might not be sure about this product, I’m telling you from experience. It’s really great! You just need to make sure you’re diligent about using it correctly.
This product is amazing. I ordered from Four Oaks and it arrived crazy fast, with the heel stick and some yummy peppermints! Awesome customer service!
Michelle M. J.
I wasn’t sure if it would work on my mare’s heel crack, but by using it steadily, her heel crack is almost healed. Amazing stuff.
Just wanted to post an update on Irma! Below are photos from today. I found a fantastic new farrier, she had her trim today and you can really see the incredible improvement since my last photo! Four Oaks Farm Products this is amazing!
We absolutely love this product and have used it and seen real results and sulcus thrush is gone.. No Thrush Powder will always be a staple in our barn for sure… I also used this on my horse’s mane where she had a couple of bumps and was rubbing and itching her hair off and was bald. Within days the bumps were fading and within a week her hair was growing back and no more rubbing…What I would like to know if I could try it on is the skin between her teats/udders as she gets so much moisture and is super itchy would love to know if this might help there… I may just go ahead and give it a try
My rescue mare suffered from the worst case of thrush I’ve ever seen. Full deep cracks all way up and through her sulcus in all four feet. I treated her with liquid thrush busters for months with little progress. Why would you put a liquid in something you’re trying to dry out? The answer and the cure came with “NO THRUSH” Powder!! All four feet dried out in just a few days and totally healed with no cracks in about one month! I’ll never use anything else! Thank you NO THRUSH!!
My local shop sells this, I love it, have some in my tack trunk
This product will always be in my barn. During the muddy season, I use it as a preventative. When I took ownership of my horse several years ago, he had horrendous sulcus thrush and the hoof pick went in all the way. I used No Thrush for 3 months and he has never had thrush again.
Love love love this product!!! Been using it for some time now and am impressed with it. Trust me I tried different ones and last year I started using no Thrush and I will never buy anything else for my girl. It’s also great for rain-rot. Definitely more then a 5 star
Kaylana M. [RE: Dust On Wound Powder]
Question: what is the difference between the NT and the dust on wound powder? My old 29-year-old gelding cut his eyelid on the top of the socket during the terrible blizzard we had before Christmas. We feared the worst – frostbite, eye damage… we put on the wound powder and waited. Miraculously it has completely healed!! It went through the healing process stated above. We are shocked every time he greets me at the gate. Thank you, Four Oaks!!~ a very happy customer
I just want to say, if I could give NO THRUSH a million stars, I would! My 5 yo mare quite literally overnight went from sound to 3-legged lame. She had just been trimmed the day prior and my farrier said NOTHING about the condition of her right frog. I thought it looked different but assumed if there was any issue, my farrier would’ve addressed it right away. She even came out when I contacted her about her sudden onset of lameness, not a word. My vet came out the same day and said her frog is very soft and there appears to be a hole in it. We did x-rays, nerve blocks etc. I looked at her hoof that night and saw the hole my vet was talking about and also noticed this awful huge and obviously very deep Crack down the center of her frog that went all the way to her heel bulbs. there was also a Crack to the left and right of this crack. I looked at her left and compared both to a photo of a healthy frog. The Left looked great, the right was a complete mess. my mom had previously told me about No Thrush Powder and how she loved it and used it as a preventative for thrush. I started researching what this crack could be and quickly found out what a sulcus crack is and sulcus thrush, thanks to the Four Oaks informative website. I went out the next day, bought a bottle, and immediately began applying it twice a day. This was just 5 days ago! I’m posting before and after photos, the top is right before her first application and the bottom is today, just 5 days later. it’s almost unbelievable the difference and the improvement in just 5 days! I will continue twice a day until her frog is fully regrown and healed and thereafter as a preventative! If you’re on the fence and unsure about this product, don’t be. Look no further. It’s quite literally a miracle in a bottle! Thank you so much, Four Oaks!
After years, and I mean years of struggling to control the thrush and the progression of the opening in the sulcus my horse is finally healed. It took lots of No Thrush and a good farrier to finally close the opening in the bulbs. Several times I gave up but always went back to using No Thrush.
So far I am halfway done with my 1st bottle and it definitely is helping! I like that it is a powder and gets in all the cracks
It works! Take it from a 45 yr horse owner! (NT)
Carol Anne F.
Best treatment ever!!!!
Have to say I had 3 horses with thrush. One so bad that she was lame. Tried everything out there to no avail. Your No Thrush Powder worked and the super deep cracks in her heels have filled in. Great stuff.
This product is amazing! BUT it can take time to work! My horse’s foot was so bad, bean stubble from the field penetrated the frog area almost to the bursa! (X-ray verified) I started this product and now it’s night and day difference and he’s SOUND! I will always have this product in my barn!
This product really works. I was skeptical, but the frog is closing up.
Ok, I’m a believer!!! 2 weeks ago I needed more liniment for my mare and when ordering I decided what the heck toss in the small trial size of the No Thrush Powder…after all I’ve been battling some heel cracks for a long time what could it hurt to try? I’ve already tried many other things… Okay, after applying every day since it arrived the heel cracks are starting to truly dry up!!!! So tonight I went ahead and ordered the big bottle! Not going to be out of it ever again!
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Fast shipping, amazing product! Used it on my old rescue who was severely foundered before I got him. He showed immediate relief. Put some gel on my wrist that has a plate and screws that were crushed several years ago and got relief in about 3 minutes. Will be ordering more for my husband’s worn-out spine and for my bad knee. Wonderful products! Thank you for the mints, too!
This product is a game changer. I am finally getting a hold of this Sulcus heal thrush. The thrush is gone and everything is all dry. His heals are hard now. It is now filling in. Love that you liked my tongue depressor idea.
This is an Amazing Awesome product!! We moved & changed climates and our poor horses feet reacted terribly. This product was a Serious Game Changer and started clearing everything up. Had to stay after it Every Day but what an Amazing job No Thrush Powder did for us and our horses!! We do the weekly dusting now as a preventative and have everything under control. I’ll Never be without it and HIGHLY recommend it!! Ordering some more now.
I bought this product about one month ago! It works very well and is so mild. It doesn’t leave the horse sore like the purple stuff. I have just made it part of my grooming routine. My dressage horse wears easy boot gloves so I powder him before booting!
I have been using this and it’s Amazing! Cracks are drying up and heels growing back in healthy, Thanks!
Love this product. So glad it is all-natural. Got rid of my other thrush products that were not all natural and didn’t work as good as No Thrush Powder.
I love this product! It has worked great healing some stubborn thrush pockets on my horses. I’ve even started using it on my Boer show goats when they develop a little bit of hoof rot or wall separation. It has worked wonders on the goats’ hooves as well.
I will never use any other thrust products again. This one works!! When nothing else did
Debbie H. [RE: NT Canine]
I ordered and this stuff works. I also got the NT Canine Powder for hot spots. My dog is allergic to everything and has been super itchy with bright red irritated skin. Using the NT Canine Powder she has been able to quit scratching and I was able to take her off of Benadryl.
Four Oaks Farm Products we discovered our gelding had sulcus thrush & probably has had it for years. I used the No Thrush powder at the recommendation of our equine body worker and it has cleared it up & closed the crack. We’re now able to do preventive maintenance. It really is a great product!
If you got this far, Thank You! No Thrush has been available since 2010 and is sold worldwide. The reviews you just read all came in during late 2022 and early 2023. There are just too many to record here, but I’m sure you get the point.
Cheers, Heath, VP
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