Things have taken a turn for the worse.
Farrier came out today. Kitty has white line. I knew that; I've even need threating that and her thrush. I didn't know, however, how serious it was. In the past few days her hooves have fallen apart. The farrier took a nail and demonstrated how he would stick it between her hoof wall up to the nail head. 75% of her hoof wall is disconnected. It's so brittle I can break it with my fingers. She can barely walk, even though she was starting to get better a few days ago. She just took a turn for the lame yesterday after it rained.
Farrier recommended a product call "White Lightning" to soak her feet in. And then he gave me a couple options on how to proceed:
1.) Nail on a normal shoe. Get her sole off the ground and make her comfortable for the time being until something better could be done. It might also hurt her sole, and the nails have about a 50% chance of making her severely lame. With no hoof wall, the margin for error was slim. This was a temporary solution to maybe ease Kitty's pain.
I didn't go for this. Farrier wasn't fond of it either, but threw it out there.
2.) Hoof casting. Cheaper than my next choice. Would help the laminitis, but would do nothing for the white line (I think).
3.) Resect all of the bad hoof wall. Would take away around 75% of her hoof wall; maybe more. Pretty guaranteed to kill the white line disease. Sigafoos after that. Cons: super, super expensive.
I'm also opened to other suggestions!