I like the length of the tip but it is too flexible so it folds rather than getting into the solcus area. I’d like it to be a little firmer.
IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!
The Thrush Tip™ applicator for hoof cracks is a thin narrow tip that's been specially designed to easily and safely go deep into the bottom of cracks, holes or crevices.
The 180⁰ flow pattern for liquids discourages clogging and backsplash.
Flexible plastic prevents snap off and injury to horse and user.
A check valve controls the liquid flow and prevents leaking.
Attached closure cap will never get lost and adds as an extra protection from spills and leaks.
Comes with a fillable empty 6oz. bottle, giving freedom to the user to fill any liquid remedy. Perfect for homeopathic remedies and safe for commercial products.
First designed for pockets of thrush that were concealed and where other applicators couldn't reach, the applicator shows many other uses. The tip accurately distributes liquid remedies. The bottle is refillable and the plastic tip is durable. We guarantee it. It can be used over and over, being friendlier on the environment. FDA approved plastics.
Egg Bars Slide Plates Holes
Quarter Cracks Seedy Toe
In-between the bulbs, central sulcus or the heel of the hoof.
If you see a crack in this area, it was caused by thrush. The deeper the crack, the longer it will take to heal (sometimes months) generally a horses hoof takes a year to grow from top to bottom. Even with pads, horses can get this heel crack.
Caution - when treating the bulb/heel crack with typical applicators the remedy dries and closes up the top of the crack leaving a pocket of thrush underneath. If you can't seem to get rid of this crack or it keeps coming back, it's because you have not killed the thrush from the inside.
Deep in the corners of the collateral groove or clefs.
This is the area towards the back by the bulbs and is the deepest part of the clef/groove. Pick out this area well to prevent thrush.
Egg Bar, Slide Plates and specialty shoes cover the deepest area of the collateral grooves, making it difficult to pick out underneath them. No less, using typical applicators makes it impossible to treat this area accurately for thrush.
An uncommon sneaky place is under the frog creating a "lip" or "Frog Lips™".
At the bottom of the clef where the frog meets into the hoof, thrush eats under the frog and creates a lip. It looks normal, but you will notice the tip of the hoof pick disappearing under the frog while cleaning. Treat continuously and precisely for thrush, until the lip is gone.
Outlined (in yellow) is the rest of the tip from the hoof pick and the Thrush Tip applicator to show the dept of the thrushy collateral groove/clef going under the frog.
To learn more about thrush click on Thrush In Horse's Hooves article.