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    Default eucalyptus oil for hooves

    My new farrier has advised that I use eucalyptus oil on my horses hooves to help kill any bugs/bacteria. My horse is shoeless and has excellent hooves, but his hooves are very short due to previous farrier. As usual I have thought of questions after his visit and wonder if anyone can advise me. Should I simply buy a bottle of eucalyptus and apply to the hoof - white line. I will call my farrier tomorrow but wondered if anyone could help me with any advice? I have tried looking for hoof oil containing eucalyptus but there doesn't seem to be any products with it as the main ingredient.

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    Default Re: eucalyptus oil for hooves

    You can use it neat or dilute in a carrier oil (vegetable or almond) for economy. It is anti bacterial and definitely effective

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    Default Re: eucalyptus oil for hooves

    Hum.. i have dim views of any oil being put on hooves and beleive you would be much better with hibishcrub if i am honest.
    did you ask about this as your horse is suffering from thrush?

    Not sure how hooves can be 'short' if he has been trimmed by your current farrier.

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    Default Re: eucalyptus oil for hooves

    It's handy havin our own HHO farrier! lol

    I heard its good but no experience of it tbh. I think one of ours would object, he hates the smell of the courcosine!

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    Who's the HHO farrier? Did I miss something? I'm interest by this post as my girl has just gone barefoot and I'm worried about gravel etc getting int he white line
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    Default Re: eucalyptus oil for hooves

    Interesting info in this previous post..

    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forum...87/an/0/page/4

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    Default Re: eucalyptus oil for hooves

    My farrier always says that eucalyptus oil is good as a hoof hardener if you've run out of keratex. He really recommends it for the soles.

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    Default Re: eucalyptus oil for hooves

    I paint my mares soles, frog and hoof wall with iodine and eucalyptus oil - 250ml strong iodine, 30ml eucalyptus oil mix together then water added to make 1lts. I started this last year when my mares feet were very soft, crumbly and thrushy on my farrier instructions. Intitally I did them everyday, then reduced to every other day, then once a week. Clear the trush quickly and hardened foot off really quickly.

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    Default Re: eucalyptus oil for hooves

    thank you for quick replies. My farrier said to use it to help harden hooves and because it is antibacterial. (Nailed - no mention of thrush simply to harden and protect) If i dilute with a carrier oil what quantites should i use mother hen?

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    Default Re: eucalyptus oil for hooves

    Just read your post Christmassparkle I think you've answered my second question! Thank you!

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