I just want to ask a couple of questions about seedy toe/ WLD.
I've had horses with this before, and have tried some of the products on the market for it.
My good friend/instructor resorted to telling me in the end to just get it completely cut out of my old mare's foot, so the problem is gone. It worked out well to do that and so I've believe in doing that from now on.
I changed farriers when I moved grazing, and have a new mare who happens to have a bit of it in her left fore foot. I told him to cut it out, but he managed to convince me to buy this bottle of stuff called "White Lightning." It's apparently really big in the US with great results.
You mix white lightning with equal parts of white vinegar and water and then soak the foot in it for 30mins... On the bottle it never said anything about 'ensure to wear protective gloves' or anything, so I assumed as it says on the bottle, its not harmful to the horse, that stupidly it wouldn't be harmful to me either... I managed to get some of the mixture on my skin... and had a burning sensation for a good ten minutes.
I'm needless to say put off by it... if it could burn me, what's it doing to my mare? So I want to know, since this farrier is reluctant to cut it completely out, AND unfortunately the only reliable farrier over this area, what I could use instead?
I used to use koppertox, but found it too drying.
Any thoughts on the subject would be great! Even if its positive remarks about White Lightning.