|White Line Disease|
White Line Disease in horses is a degenerative hoof disease that centers around the white line area of a horses hoof.
This disease may cause numerous problems including serious trauma to the inside of a horses hoof that can sometimes result in founder.
Found commonly with just one hoof containing the bacteria needed to cause white line disease, the solution is usually to put your horse on a good dose of biotin (or a good hoof growth mix) every day to keep him growing as fast as possible. Use a hoof bath with epsom salts and have your horse stand in it. Afterwards clean out as much as you can with your hoof pick and make sure to use a remedy such as white lightning after cleaning out. A farrier should be called out and a vet as well to assess the situation. White line disease can be fought off, but usually takes some coordinated effort to make it do so.
Written By: Josh Emsley