June 2007

Lamness can be casued by thrush in the central cleft of the heal. When thrush organisms eat away the connection between the two bulbs of the heal, the remaining tissues suffer a shearing action each time the hoof actively strikes the ground. Oxytet applied to the cleft will kill the thrush organisms, allowing the connecting tissues to rebuild, relieving the shearing action between the bulbs and eliminating the pain and lameness.