What are the symptoms of acid reflux?
- There is a very bad smell from the underside of the head
- In the beam gap, dissolved tissue can be seen spreading over the entire beam
- The horn turns black smelly and disintegrates
- Untreated putrefaction can lead to inflammation of the dermis, and there is a risk that a head blister can develop
- The lower part of the leg may swell as a result of an infection.
Acid reflux most often occurs if the horse is housed on a damp floor with urine residue. Horses in loose housing with “Clean” mud rarely get acid spray.
If there is no infestation, many blacksmiths recommend that hooves are not cleaned in the gap, as the mud and dirt deposited there prevent new impurities from penetrating.
Instructions for use with Farriers Frog Conditioner:
- Wear rubber gloves and spray a small amount on both sides of the crevice and down the bottom. Hold the hoof up for a few seconds to ensure that the liquid penetrates the area.
- Use only a little at a time.
- In case of acid spray infestation, Frog Conditioner should be applied daily. Make sure to rinse and dry the hoof before treatment.
- If necessary, “flush” the crevice using a syringe and wipe with cotton pads on a hoof cleaner.
- Preventive application of Frog Conditioner should be made twice weekly during humid periods.