- 1 Can a horse recover from white line disease?
- 2 What is white line in a horses hoof?
- 3 Is white line disease fatal?
- 4 What do you feed a horse with white line disease?
- 5 How do I know if my horse has white line disease?
- 6 How do you know if your horse has white line disease?
- 7 How long does it take to cure white line disease?
- 8 What is white line disease caused by?
- 9 Is white line disease contagious?
- 10 What does white line disease look like?
- 11 How do you treat white lightning hoofs?
- 12 Does Thrush Buster work on white line disease?
- 13 How do you treat white line disease in donkeys?
- 14 How do I know if my horse has laminitis?
- 15 What is hoof thrush?
Can a horse recover from white line disease?
Like thrush, white line disease is a fairly simple hoof ailment that is not terribly difficult to treat, provided it’s caught early. “White line disease is often a mixed fungal and bacterial infection, and, like thrush, it’s opportunistic,” said Dr.
What is white line in a horses hoof?
The white line of the foot can be seen by looking at the sole of your horse’s hoof. The area (that looks whitish) between the outside hoof wall and where it meets the sole is the white line. When this becomes damaged, it allows fungus and/or bacteria to invade and separate the layers of the hoof wall.
Is white line disease fatal?
The reality is that deeply rooted infections like white line disease and chronic thrush are nearly impossible to kill with one application of a strong topical agent. Bacteria and fungi are very adept at hiding among healthy hoof tissue due to millions of years of evolution.
What do you feed a horse with white line disease?
Kempson’s gave this overall advice on nutrition and white line disease.
- A diet should be well balanced with calcium and phosphorus.
- Alfalfa is a good source of calcium for poor absorbers.
- Avoid excess selenium.
- Copper will protect the horse from too much selenium to some extent.
How do I know if my horse has white line disease?
White line disease may be diagnosed during a routine trimming when a farrier notices a small area of crumbly or powdery black or gray tissue at the white line. Paring away the damaged horn reveals separation of the hoof layers leading upward from the toe toward the coronary band.
How do you know if your horse has white line disease?
Signs of White Line Disease
- Horses can develop WLD in one foot, or in all four.
- Your farrier will usually notice a powdery hoof wall where there should be a solid junction.
- The farrier might also notice a hollow sound when he taps the outside of the hoof wall with a hammer.
How long does it take to cure white line disease?
In general, resolution takes as long as the hoof wall takes to grow down and fill in the void. If you consider a full hoof wall at the toe requires nine to 10 months to grow, then resection halfway up the hoof means it’ll take four to five months to recover.
What is white line disease caused by?
The exact organism that causes white line disease is not known, but it is known to be caused by bacteria in the soil getting into a weakened spot in the hoof wall, such as a quarter crack, which then sets up a fungal infection that leads to the disease.
Is white line disease contagious?
The most common signs of white line disease are hoof wall separation noticed by a farrier during routine trimming/shoeing and slow, poor hoof wall growth. Is it contagious?: White line disease is not contagious.
What does white line disease look like?
White line disease can initially appear as a small spot where the sole of the foot meets the white line. For more developed cases, it can be several inches long going from one side of the hoof to the other. It has a white, powdery look to it. Scraping it with a nail produces a chalky residue.
How do you treat white lightning hoofs?
Insert hoof in Disposable Soak Bag (sold separately) or heavy plastic bag to contain the chlorine dioxide gas and secure top to prevent leakage. For best results, keep hoof contained for 40-45 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times per week for 4-6 weeks, then 1-2 times weekly until hoof has grown out completely.
Does Thrush Buster work on white line disease?
The Thrush Buster killed White Line disease where it was applied and continued to spread and kill more fungus over time. The Formaldehyde/Iodine killed White Line Disease only where it was applied directly.
How do you treat white line disease in donkeys?
Resection. Your farrier or vet will remove all the damaged horn. This procedure should not be painful but it may be necessary to remove a lot of hoof wall if the disease has progressed.
How do I know if my horse has laminitis?
What are the clinical signs of equine laminitis?
- Lameness* affecting most commonly at least two limbs.
- The horse leans back onto its heels to take the weight off the painful toe area.
- The lameness is worse when the horse walks on hard ground or turns.
- Shifting weight between feet when resting.
- Increased digital pulses.
What is hoof thrush?
Thrush is an infection of the central and lateral sulcus of the frog of the horse’s foot, most often involving bacterial infection, occasionally fungal infection.