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Does NO THRUSH® Powder work in Wet Weather?  YES!

Does NO THRUSH® Powder work in Wet Weather? YES!

All No Thrush® newbies have the same question, especially in the wet months. Here is a great look at EXACTLY how to use NT Powder to get excellent results year-round. Please share with your friends who have not tried No Thrush® and who may be skeptical about using a “powder” in the rain. Follow these tips and you will deat sulcus thrush (heel cracks) fast.
Cheers, Heath, VP
Four Oaks Farm Sport Horse Rehabilitation and Recovery Centre in Simi Valley, CA )
Here are some Before / After Examples.

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No Thrush Powder Reviews

No Thrush Powder Reviews

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

Terri L.
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.

Terri L.
Great product. Really gets the thrush problem under control. Love your videos. They really explain things I did not realize before.

Kelli H.
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!

Amanda B.
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 ❤️

Anne M.P.
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.

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Marsha P.
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.

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Marsha P.
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.

Tammy C.
Worked absolutely awesome on my horse and quick as well!!! Great product!!!

Hiromi M.
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!!!

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Christy P.
Great product! Just started using it and I’ve seen a huge difference in just Two days !!

Kristina W.
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!

Colett S.
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.

Dawn K.
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

Connie M.
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.

Sue C.
This is absolutely the best product for Thrush and hoof care. I have used it for 15 years and always keep it on hand.

Trese V.
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.

Reid E
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!

Erin O.
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:)

Marcii R.
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.

Katie F.
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!

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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.

Sharyn C.H.
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!

Tonya C.
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

Laurie D.
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!!

Julia Y.L.
My local shop sells this, I love it, have some in my tack trunk

Barbara A.C.
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.

Jen M.
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

Kathy R.
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!

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Diana S.
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.

Amanda S.V.
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

Gretchen L.
It works! Take it from a 45 yr horse owner! (NT)

Carol Anne F.
Best treatment ever!!!!

Danielle P.
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.

Stephanie D.
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!

Tammy Cassiday-B.
This product really works. I was skeptical, but the frog is closing up.

Christine H.
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!

Sherry A.
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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!

Joy E.
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.

Amanda H.
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.

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Shaelawn M.
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!

Linda C.K.
I have been using this and it’s Amazing! Cracks are drying up and heels growing back in healthy, Thanks!

Karen R.
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.

Jen W.
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.

Tina R
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.

Karin H.
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!

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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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Please Deal With Those HEEL CRACKS ASAP

Please Deal With Those HEEL CRACKS ASAP

Welcome. This is Heath, Four Oaks VP.

You are likely here because you spotted one of our No Thrush Powder posts online and now recognize that your horse does, in fact, not only have a heel (sulcus) crack between the heel bulbs but also has softer than normal heels.

 

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This is a major warning sign that there is an active thrush infection occurring right now.

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Below there is a link to learn everything there is to learn about sulcus thrush. But here I want to show pictures and make sure that folks are taking care of these heel cracks now – instead of waiting for the wet, cold, muddy months. It is FAR easier to deal with this 30-60 day treatment and regrowth process while wearing a t-shirt and jeans, versus three layers of shirts, a winter coat, and a headlight with waning batteries.

On this page, you will find a few customers’ before and after photos.  You will find dozens more here on this site, and on our Facebook page. Notice that we want a “Dimple” in the heel. NOT a “crack.” If a horse has a sulcus/heel crack, it is guaranteed that bacteria will gravitate to that warm, moist, airless area.

An old farrier once gave me a perfect analogy.

He asked, “What happens when you mow your lawn and you take the clipping and spread them out in the sun?”
I said, “They dry up and blow away?
“Right,” he said.  “Now, take that same bag of grass clippings, put them in the trash barrel, and close the lid. What will you find in three days?
“It will be a smelly, slimy, green-goo mess.”
“Yup,” he nodded.”That’s exactly what sulcus thrush does inside those heel cracks.

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Finally. Before I sign off, I know there are some of you living in warm, dry climates saying, “Yeah, my horse has a heel crack, but the frog and sole are rock hard! “

This may be true at the moment, but I guarantee you that thrush bacteria WILL get inside any open heel crack and it WILL ultimately cause multiple cases of sulcus thrush a year. Think about it. All it will take is for the horse to step in the puddle you made when you forgot to turn off the trough hose. That moisture activates the bacteria inside the crack, and Bamm, suddenly your horse is mysteriously “off” and you can’t figure out why.

Remember: Sulcus thrush hides in the heel so you can’t see it or smell it. Often you won’t even know it’s there until the horse gets a massive case and it becomes abundantly clear that SOMETHING is wrong with that heel!

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Sulcus thrush happens at ANY time of the year.

Now, here is the link to the full Sulcus thrush story, as well as the application pro tips for No Thrush Powder to get the best and fastest results.

Everything you need to know about Sulcus Thrush and Heel Cracks!

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This is the first ever “official” testimonial for No Thrush.

This is the first ever “official” testimonial for No Thrush.

This is the first ever “official” testimonial for No Thrush – Circa 2010.  I have to admit, this is pretty impressive!]

  • “I first witnessed the power of No Thrush while treating an A.O. Jumper who was suffering from months of severe thrush. In a matter of days after using No Thrush, the thrush was gone. We have continued on a No Thrush maintenance program, with no relapses, and the horse is now being re-conditioned to competitive show levels. Impressive product. Well Done”. Geoff Vernon, DVM, International Team Veterinarian   – 

  • Rider Credit:  Elizabeth Dickinson. Champion High AO Jumpers – The Oaks, CA 08/2007 – Showpark, CA 08/2008

This is one of the first high-profile horses that NO THRUSH Powder helped get back into the Arena after a devastating case of sulcus thrush. In fact, this was the first, official No_Thrush_Powder testimonial.

Wow… that seems like a long time ago! At that time we only sold NT in a few California stores and at our brand new online store. Since then No Thrush is now sold in 30+ countries around the world under the international Label “NT DRY.” Of course, NT Dry and No Thrush are the same product, and both are made right here in Southern California.

From all of us here at Four Oaks Farm,
Have a great Fall Season!

Heath
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A TEACHABLE MOMENT –  THE MANY FACES OF SULCUS THRUSH – (and how it can go sideways.)

A TEACHABLE MOMENT – THE MANY FACES OF SULCUS THRUSH – (and how it can go sideways.)

This is worth a few moments of any horseperson’s time.
We received an email today from a good customer we had spoken to in the past. She provided pics The quick backstory is that Mrs. C is from B.C. Canada and late in January, she bought NO THRUSH Powder (AKA: NT DRY in Canada) to use on 4 horses with significant sulcus thrush.
Her email today said that she had great success on all the horses, except had trouble with one foot. It wouldn’t seem to firm up the way the others did. Then a few days ago she was cleaning feet and suddenly her pick dropped down into and created the hole in the sulcus that you see in the photos. It was bleeding and messy. She determined it was not a blown abscess, and asked for advice on what we thought this was and if she could use her NO THRUSH Powder to treat it.
This letter below will take you through the entire process with a Plan A as well as backup plan A.2 (if necessary.)
CLARITY NOTE: The before/after photo in the pics is not Mrs. C’s horse. This is the photo that I sent to her and which I mention in my response below.
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“Good Morning Mrs. C:
“The short answer is:
Yes, you can use NT Dry for this issue. The fact that you can’t get this heel/frog firmed up using NT over these 4 months means that there is definitely an infection inside/underneath the tissue.

Long answer:

I looked back at our emails from January and reviewed the pics from back then. Those pics showed a typical thrush-created split between the heel bulbs. Now the horse has no heel crack. It appears that what has happened is that one of those old heel cracks closed up and encased a pocket of thrush…. FYI; When I’m doing customer demonstrations I show folks how to be quite aggressive when getting NT powder into the sulcus crack. I will wiggle my hoofpick side-to-side and really manipulate the tissue. The idea is to allow the tissue to regrow from the bottom, but not let it prematurely close from the top. This overgrowth is not normally a problem, but it happens. I’m sorry that I didn’t mention this protocol to you when we last spoke.
I’m guessing the thrush pocket has been active for a while, which is why the sulcus is now detaching from the frog (the area you circled in yellow.) Now it has finally made it to the surface and “suddenly” appeared.

So, to the point… If this was my horse, this is what I’d do for Equine Sulcus Thrush:

  • Do a good clean of the foot. Since you already did an Epson salt soak, and you feel that it doesn’t appear to be an abscess, I wouldn’t do more soaking or washing. This will just give the bacteria the moisture it needs to thrive.
  • Use your NT powder and puff it into the hole/opening of the wound, and really work it into the cracks around the detaching sulcus area. (Be sure to also use it in the clefts around the frog). and then Scrub it in with a stiff hoof brush.
  • Add a little more powder on top and then do the same duct tape process you were doing. I like to add some cotton batting between the foot and tape to ensure the powder pops around in there all day long. If possible, change this every day for several days.
  • The goal is to “Draw out”, “Dry up” and “Firm Up” as quickly as possible.
  • In the ideal world, this process will draw out all the bacteria that was exposed when that hole opened up, and full regrowth will occur (20-50 days) to become the dimple we are looking for.
    The potential concern would be that the bacteria pocket has expanded throughout the interior parts of the frog. So…. if in a few weeks you don’t feel that the frog/heel is firming up as it did with all your other horses, we may have to go to plan A./2

    Equine Sulcus thrush that needs to be treated with No Thrush

    Heel crack test for thrush.

In that case, here is what I would do to be proactive…….

  • After several days of doing the NT / Duct tape, when the frog has firmed up a bit, I’d get my farrier in and start slowly trimming away the detached sulcus. That tissue is trying very hard to become necrotic and his body will ultimately shed it. You will just be helping it along.
  • NOTE: I have attached a before/after pic so you can see what I mean about trimming away the necrotic tissue. In the “After” picture, the sulcus looks dished out and has become a “dimple.”
  • Continue the NT process. Really, really get the powder into all those little cracks in the sulcus tissue. (At some point when everything is very firm you can stop the duct tape wrapping.. But stay steady with the dusting.
  • You or your trimmer keep paring down the sulcus whenever you can. At some point, you will hit the pocket of ingrown infection and can dust it directly with NT.
  • Keep dusting until the hole/wound becomes a dimple and is completely covered with hide.
  • After that, I suggest keeping up a preventative NT dusting a few times a week, since we know this horse is prone to thrush and infection.
Long-winded there! Hope this helps, Mrs. C. Call any time I can help.”
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