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Equine Thrush - Silverquine

Equine Thrush

Picking out your horse’s feet is just an everyday occurrence until you get that smell that tells you something is wrong. Equine thrush can be problematic for you and painful for your horse if left to go untreated for too long. Silverquine®, a brand-new product for the equine market, easily banishes your thrush problem using modern technology mixed with traditional veterinary knowledge. It’s a revolution in a tube.


Thrush is most commonly caused by Candida bacteria that become trapped in organic material packed around the deep parts of the horse’s hoof, specifically in the region of the frog, usually during periods of rain and deep mud. The bacteria occur naturally in the environment, particularly in unsanitary conditions, and are considered anaerobic – they grow best with little to no oxygen.

Chronic lameness, insufficient exercise, and improper hoof trimming can also contribute to the development of thrush by not allowing the natural compression and decompression of the horse’s sole and frog to get rid of any bacteria-filled debris during exercise.

Signs & Symptoms

The most obvious sign of thrush is typically the horrendous odor you smell when picking out your horse’s feet. In addition, infected areas of the hoof will be black in color and very friable (easily breakable) when you’re scraping with a hoof pick. You should be able to see a difference between the white/gray tissue of the healthy frog, and the dark, smelly area of the infected frog.

Thrush typically does not cause a horse to be lame. However, the bacteria from untreated thrush will migrate to deeper, more sensitive areas of the hoof causing discomfort and pain, and you may see a reaction – and possibly blood – when you pick out your horse’s feet.


The best prevention for thrush infection is to keep your horse in a clean, dry environment and pick out his feet daily. You will need to pay particular attention to the grooves in the sole and the central sulcus of the frog, ensuring that they stay as free of contaminants as possible.


Treatment of thrush typically revolves around debriding the hoof of all dead and dying tissue, encouraging blood circulation to the frog through exercise, and balancing the foot through proper trimming.

There are any number of commercial “thrush busters” on the market, and every horseman has heard of at least one home remedy to cure thrush, but Silverquine®, a new gel based on principles of natural healing with silver nanomolecules, has proven effective in studies against thrush, ringworm, summer sores, rain rot, and all manner of equine skin and wound problems.

Traditional veterinary medicine used silver to help treat wounds and other infections in animals prior to the invention of modern day antibiotics. Silverquine®, an ALL NATURAL product that contains no alcohol or synthetic chemicals to inhibit stem cell growth or epithelialization – the growth of granular tissue over open wounds – continues that tradition today with new technological advances that make its healing properties more effective than anything else on the market.

Our Silverquine® Technology consists of silver nanomolecules (less than .015 micrometers in size) suspended within a water molecule. Our gel has been safety tested, and proven more beneficial than silver sulfadiazine cream, a veterinary cream that contains 100 times the amount of silver found in Silverquine®. Silverquine® has even proven so non-toxic that it can be used to treat eye infections in horses without adverse affects.

Don’t wait until rainy weather causes problems for your horse. Be prepared for any hoof eye, or skin issues all year round, and keep a tube in your equine first aid kit.