How to treat White Line Disease in Horses | Solutions from Banixx Wound & Hoof Care
Even with stubborn, chronic, long-term white line disease, Banixx™ proved successful!
- Resection (cutting away the diseased hoof/tissue) has, to-date, produced the best results, since the invader has been identified as an anaerobic organism (survives without oxygen). After resection, there is often a reduced area of hoof wall (to support your horse); hence, supportive shoeing may be required. This is where an x-ray is of benefit in order to determine what mechanics will be needed for hoof support.
- The application of a solid anti-bacterial/antifungal treatment, such as Banixx™, is advised at this point for several days. Additional applications of Banixx™, for a few days, at each subsequent trim is recommended as a future preventative.
Some farriers recommend mere resection without the application of any treatment. This approach may well be viable if one is 100% sure that ALL affected tissue has been removed in the resection process. However, if the tiniest remnant of infection is left in the foot after resection, then this infection will rapidly multiply and the entire process of resection will have to be repeated again.
Here is an excellent article about white line disease from the American Farriers Journal.
Fighting White Line Disease – One Horse's Story - A Case Study