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post #11 of 20 Old 10-17-2014, 03:27 AM
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Is copper sulphate similar to coppertox? I used coppertox a few years ago when my mare was getting thrushy.
If it isn't the same do you think the local hardware store or tractor supply would have it?
I think coppertox is harsher, the active ingredient is copper naphthenate which is made from copper sulfate but I think Coppertox has other things added too. Copper sulfate can be purchased in most feed stores (well in NZ anyway) it's a blue powder, also known as bluestone.
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post #12 of 20 Old 10-17-2014, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm. Thanks! I'll have a look around. I'm sure I could order it online if I can't find it.
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post #13 of 20 Old 10-17-2014, 09:39 PM
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Last year's pic is useless today. Here is a link on how to take good hoof critique pics: Good Hoof Photos - How to take Good Hoof Photos

Use the Search feature at the top of the screen and enter barefoot trim - you should get lots of hits for some initial reading. Or search for hoof care. There are about a dozen threads under the hoof care topic. There should be more, but people don't always post in there. Sometimes its under horse health.

Google barefoot hoof care and you'll find hoards of information. Read, read and read some more. Then come back and ask questions :)
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post #14 of 20 Old 10-18-2014, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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Done some reading.. and have a question.
I was reading about flares and a picture showed white line separation due to a flare and it looks a lot like what my mare's feet look like.
When I scrubbed her feet today, I didn't really see anything in that groove, it was more just an open space (granted I cleaned her feet, but I meant before I even washed it)

Does WLD go hand in hand with the separation of the white line always? Or can WLD happen without it being separated first?

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My understanding of WLD (anyone else feel free to correct me!) is that in the initial stages there is no groove but the white line will be crumbly in areas and as these infected areas are cleaned out this will create the groove. I think that the WLD causes the separation as it progresses. When my mini had WLD I didnt pick it up straight away as conditions were extremely dry so when I was picking her feet what I thought was a clean hoof actually had grooves with extremely hard and dry dirt packed in there. Once my trimmer had a go at them she scraped it all out, I felt terrible that I hadn't picked up on it. Hopefully after her next trim that will remove some of that flare and make it easier to treat.
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WLD happens when there is an "opening" to the white line. This commonly comes from flaring because the stress on the WL means the WL can't stay tight - an opening. It can also happen from a puncture or something pushing in the groove -- a stone just the right size at just the right time.
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So I guess that a flare doesn't have to be very bad to stretch the white line then. I know her feet have a slight flare, but I wouldn't say it's horrible.

But also my farrier has left that slight flare for years. So I guess the continuous pressure didn't help.
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A flare can cause a separation without whiteline disease. True whiteline has a very classic look.It is a crumbly off white powdery stuff between the wall and sole. Trying to pick it out if it is still covered by hoof wall is not effective because that only drives the fungus farher up under the wall, where medication has a harder time reaching. ,So if this is really whiteline disease, resecting ALL the wall that is covering the area may be needed to get to all of it and end it. If the affected area is large, a shoe may be needed for a while to protect the sole and support under the resected area.
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My favorite medication to kill it fast is Thrush buster, it kills anything in its path. And stains everything purple so you know it got where you wanted it.
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