How do I apply Banixx™ for white line disease?
Initially, the diseased tissue must be removed (an x-ray may be helpful).
Then, make sure the hoof is clean and dry. Once the tissue is removed, apply a medicine boot or equivalent and administer 3 to 4 oz. of Banixx™ twice daily. Initial treatment could be for 4 to 5 days, depending on the severity. The foot should be treated again with each trimming.
White Line Disease Case Study
After previously battling White Line Disease for five long years, Banixx became available. Now this foot has now been disease-free for seven solid years!
Treatment for this case: After successful debridement (removal of diseased hoof tissue) almost up to the coronet (see photo at left), Banixx™ was applied using approximately three ounces in a medicine boot. Banixx™ solution was changed twice daily for five days. This allowed Banixx™ to kill bacteria and fungus that was present while the medicine boot kept the foot in a clean environment during healthy hoof wall growth.
When the hoof produced enough solid growth to safely retain a shoe, he was shod with a regular shoe (photo on right).
White Line Disease (onychomycosis) is an infection of the hoof wall of horses. Treatment for White Line Disease includes removal of the outer hoof wall to expose the infected area and removal of the damaged tissue (debridement). Regular application of Banixx™ to the debrided foot supports healing and tissue growth. Here is an excellent article by TheHorse.com about white line disease and another article about white line disease from the American Farriers Journal.
To learn about medicine boot alternatives, click here.