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Horse Journal OnCall: What Do You Recommend for White Line Disease?

This fungi are opportunists, searching for a weak immune system.

by Steve Kraus,CJF, Head Of Farrier Service, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Horse Journal OnCall: What Do You Recommend for White Line Disease? Credit: Steve Kraus, CJF White line disease fungi typically eat the hoof from the bottom up.My horse has been battling white line disease for almost a year with resections and CleanTrax.  We've now moved to a copper sulfate solution.  My question is whether you've ever evaluated any of the "white line" products, like SBS Sav a Hoof, which says it will soak into the hoof from the cornet band?  I understand the big thing is air and light exposure; I'm more wondering about for prevention once we get the hoof grown out again as last time it was nearly grown out and then flared up again. Contributing Farrier Steve Kraus,CJF, Head Of Farrier Service, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, responds:   White line disease (WLD) is a fungal infection of the internal layers of the hoof wall. Typically, WLD starts at the bottom of the hoof and works its way upward, similar to the way termites eat their way up a board on the barn. Resection debridement... Continue Reading

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