Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Norway and France
white line disease (?)
Yesterday I noticed one of our horses (Anglo Arab) had a distinct white line on the coronary band on all for hooves. I quickly researched and found that most symptoms pointed to White Line Disease. It has been raining for 4 days, and I understand that it is in a wet climae that the fungus which causes this disease thrives. However, I do have some doubts about this diagnosis. The damage of White Line disease, according to all the information I read, is said to first become visible in the inner hoofwall. My horse only shows signs on the coronary band. Is this a significant observation? Is this a sign of another sickness? Or is it still White Line?
I have been reading about the treatment of this disease. I have contacted the vet and purchased a treatment product (I live in Southern France, where unfortunatly most of the American products for this are unavailable). Should the horse be stabled the entire time during treatment?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Especially a more elaborate and detailed plan of treatment, because honestly, I am quite unsure of where to start.