COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF PYTHIUM OLIGANDRUM, THRUSH POWDER AND MAGNESIUM SULPHATE TO TREAT THRUSH IN HORSES

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Dr. Ali Qaisar
Dr. Amber Fatima
Dr. Naveed Hussain
Dr. Mahnoor Khan Jamali
Dr. Sohaib Hassan
Dr. Abdul Aziz
Dr. Areesha Arkan
Dr. Hamad Bin Rashid

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Thrush, Horse hoof, Treatment, Pythium oligandrum, Healing observations

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Horse thrush is a frequent ailment that affects the frog of the foot and, if left untreated, can result in disability. Using eighteen afflicted horses, this study evaluated three treatments: Pythium oligandrum (Ecosin), magnesium sulfate and thrush powder, Complete blood count (CBC), lameness score, and hoof clinical examination were components of the evaluation. Treatment impact analysis was done using GLM and One-way ANOVA. When compared to magnesium sulfate and thrush powder, ecosin shown a significant (P < 0.05) improvement in healing duration and lameness score. With the exception of platelets (P = 0.004) that preferred Ecosin over magnesium sulfate, CBC values did not differ substantially (P > 0.05) between treatments. In comparison to the other therapies, Ecosin showed early infection removal and faster thrush healing overall.


 

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