thrush · white line disease

The Silver Soaker

It’s Tristan’s new nickname!

So, not a whole lot going on in horse-world right now. I am mind-blowingly stressed in every other area of my life, which is leading to me behaving a lot more like a hermit crab than a well-adjusted adult, which means that I rode on Sunday at the walk around the field…and that’s kind of it.

As frustrated with myself as I’m feeling about Tristan’s bout with White Line Disease right now, I think we’ve got a pretty good handle on how to fight it.

Right now, he’s getting:
– Durasole 2-3x a day at minimum, some days more
White Lightning 2x a week
– Magic Cushion 2x a week

He’s also getting extra shavings to try and keep his stall dry and soft. He pees like the proverbial racehorse, and with his previous level of shavings there was always a wet spot somewhere. Now once I take his feet out of the soak they have a dry place to hang out and stay clean.

The good news: I am seeing improvement.

The bad news: It’s not instantaneous. Damn it.

Anyway. Onward and Upward.

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