How to treat White Line Disease in Horses | Solutions from Banixx Horse & Pet Care
Even with stubborn, chronic, long-term white line disease, Banixx proved successful!
White Line DiseaseTreatment
- Resection (cutting away the diseased hoof/tissue) has, to-date, produced the best results to treat white line disease, 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 Banixx, via a medicine boot, was the key for this horse in controlling the infection and preventing white line disease to ever affect this hoof again. At this resection (for 4-5 days) and at each subsequent trim (2-3 days) Banixx was applied with a medicine boot. The hoof remains healthy today, seven years later. For more detail on this treatment protocol, please read below "Fighting White Line Disease-One Horse's Story"
Some 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. 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