Eucalyptus and Iodoform for fungal infections in hooves

Bosworth

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In the past I have always used Eucalyptus and Iodoform to treat fungal infections in the hoof - my old farrier recommended it and my old vet used to have bottles of the stuff made up. I have now moved away from that part of the country and no vet or farrier down here has ever come across it. I have asked the vet to make me up a bottle and he keeps saying I need the life data hoof disinfectant but to be honest I have never found that works. So I am going to have to resort to getting the chemists to make it up for me - but I have no idea of ratios - Can anyone tell me what ratio iodoform to eucalyptus I should use.

I have found this to be phenomenally successful for treating feet and it lasts forever as you only use a small amount, my last bottle lasted me 4 years which is why I have only just come across this problem.
 

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i used to make my own up of 1 part eucalyptus oil, 1 part iodine to 5 parts hoof oil. It worked great on my horses feet, and highly recommended by my farrier when he found out what i was using. Also very simple and cheap to make (probably far cheaper than buying it off the vet)
 

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Don't know what ratio you'd mix it up as but Antibac is the same thing.

Could you ring your old vet & ask what proprtions they used? Or even if they could send you some.
 
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