Thrush is caused by the Spherophorus neaophorus – a fungal organism which eats away at the underside of the hoof around the frog. The thrush flourishes in confined dirty conditions, therefore, standing on a dirty wet floor speeds infection.

Symptoms of Thrush in Horses

  • Your horse may react to probing around the area, indicating tenderness 
  • Dark or black ooze showing on the underside of the hoof
  • Sever infection may eventually cause lameness
  • Rotting odor from the underside of the hoof 
  • Very strong pungent smelling feet
  • Pasty discharge from the hoof