Hi, so I have this 3 year old TWH cross who has white lines disease. Does anyone have any idea on how to treat it ?
Thank you for all your help!!!
Thank you for all your help!!!
okay I know we have been soaking his feet with epsom salt( per the farrier) every night for the past 3 weeks we just arent seeing any improvement so I will for sure try this1. Start with frequent hoof trims by a good farrier.
2. If the WLD is bad enough, it should be soaked with either White Lightening or Clean Trax.
Which of those is best depends on who you talk to.
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Qhike a soaking boot is best, you can also use doubled up (one inside the other) one gallon ziplock bags,
Hopefully the horse is not so bad, he needs resectioned. Not only is that not a pretty sight, it is waaaay more labor intensive to keep a resection clean than anyone wants to have to deal with, no matter how clean the horse’s living environment might be.
I will have to look into that but yeah his previous owner have NEVER done his feet so we have done a lot on themI had a TWH with some white line separation last year. We had a horrible wet spring and her pen was muddy. I used B Gone white line paste and it worked great. I also used Arti Mud. One thing that really helped was balancing out her diet. She is pre IR and has been chronically foundered by a past owner so her feet are not great to begin with. I stopped all grain for our mare and added KIS Trace supplement to the timothy and beet pulp she gets in lieu of grain. Her feet look great and her crests and fat pads are a little better
I personally use 50/50 vinegar with soaking boots. Doesn't take much more than a cup to soak the bottom of the hoof.FUNGAL AND BACTERIAL TREATMENT
I guess I can't write an article on white line disease without the mention of anti-fungal (and anti-bacterial) treatments - they can be important. Be sure that any treatment you use does not destroy live tissue at a cellular level - otherwise, you may be contributing to the problem by eating the lesions deeper and creating dead tissue for opportunistic pathogens to feed on. Notable antifungal treatments that tend not to damage live tissue are activated and diluted Oxine AH,White Lightning, Clean Trax, and 30-minute 50/50 apple cider vinegar/water solutions (note: each of these can irritate the skin of isolated horses - start gradually and pay attention. Don't mix any of them stronger than the directions). For horses with sensitive skin, the Oxine, White Lightening and Clean trax can be used with just a small amount in the bottom of a plastic bag with the top of the bag taped tightly around the horse's leg at mid-cannon. The gas emitted from the solutions is effective at disinfecting the foot without a need to soak above the hairline. Thoroughly rinse the leg after soaking.
Oxine AH Directions: Activate 4 ounces of Oxine AH with either 4 ounces of white vinegar or one teaspoon of citric acid. Wait until soultion activates/turns yellow, then dilute with one gallon of water. Do a 20 minute soak, 1-2 times per week - more detailed directions here.]
I am unsure at this time how much soaking contributes to my success with dealing with white line problems, but I do automatically start clients on a soaking regiment any time I start to feel like I am "wheel-spinning" with growing in well-connected walls/laminae. I can tell you for sure, though, that if you chemically treat the symptoms without dealing with the real problems, anti-fungal treatment will appear pretty ineffective. On the other hand, I have seen diligent treatment be a part of countless successful rehabilitations and have customers who swear by each of the half-dozen different treatment programs I have experimented with. But I also have grown out hundreds of severe white line problems with no chemical treatment going on at all, so you tell me."