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I know there's a couple different ways to keep the hoof sound after debriding it. I live in CT and my farrier is expensive! My horse that I just bought from a gross barn has white line in 2 of his hooves. He's not lame-yet-but its definitely white line disease, there's a crack on the bottom of his hoof, right on the white line and if you dig into it half an inch, gray chalky powder comes out.
 

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My farrier took off most of the good wall from my boys right front twice and he only charged me what I usually pay ($100 for front shoes in south Florida)

My advice is to keep it super clean because even when it's open to the air, it WILL get worse if you don't keep it disinfected. Good luck
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Most farriers I have come to know in the CT area don't usually charge that much. If it's a HUGE complicated job and they have to use a lot of materials and it takes a lot of time then yes they may charge you. I would call your farrier and ask his/her opinion. They will know if that's what needs to be done. Is your horse on a hoof supp? Try Farrier's Formula it's recommended by farriers as a supp. White line is tricky tricky. What are you using to treat it?
 

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Farrier i used didnt charge extra for cutting out white line deased hoofs. It was his normal charge for trimming 30$ only ever charged more if horse was difficult to deal with.
 

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That's Good News!

I thought debriding was a separate thing. I don't know how bad his are but so far I've just been spraying the crap out of each crack with athlete's foot spray and letting the spray seep in for about 60 seconds before I put down my horses hoof. I haven't bought anything yet for bacteria. My trainer suggested some kind of powerful cow antibiotic called Today & Tomorrow.
 

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Our farrier didn't charge more for it - only for the shoes. She had to peel up a lot on our TB and it took almost 6 months to grow back to a flat hoof. If you can use the pelleted horse bedding (either alone or with shavings) they do a better job of keeping the stall clean and dry - this will make a big difference in keeping the hoof clean.
We also bagged the hoof and soaked in Hydrogen Peroxide (just up to the top of what was exposed) every day or so (on his way coming in). To make sure it stayed clean. That might have been overboard, but it worked!
 

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My farrier did some extensive work with one of my mares who had white line/mechanical laminitis and was LAME as a one legged duck in three legs. I spent around $350 on four special shoes, epoxy (he took off the lower half of her hoof), and the poor man's time.

(There was also the prep work involved. I used a gaseous chemical trapped in a plastic bag tapped to her hoof to kill most of the white line bacteria beforehand so shoes could be safely put on. That wasn't cheap either.)

On the bright side, she was sound two weeks later and hasn't taken a lame step since.
 
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