What is White Line Disease?
White line disease “eats away” and deteriorates the inner section of the hoof wall causing hoof wall separation. Because the hoof wall supports most of the horses’ weight, any structural weakening in the hoof can cause lameness, even leading to laminitis or founder, a potentially crippling condition.
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. Continued scraping can find holes and cavities running parallel with the inside hoof wall way up towards the coronet band. Read more about frequently asked questions on white line disease.
Where Is the White Line Area in the Horses’ Hoof?
The white line is the thin, “whitish” area between the outside hoof wall and where it meets the sole. It can be seen by picking up the foot looking at the sole of the hoof without the shoe, around an 1/8” thickness. To farriers, it’s the area nails are driven to hold a shoe on.
How Does a Horse Get White Line Disease?
Fungi or bacteria invade the white line within the hoof wall (laminae) causing it to break down. If left untreated, white line infection is a potentially devastating disease that can spread rapidly around the hoof, inside the hoof wall, making the horse extremely lame. It can spread to other healthy feet quickly.
What Causes White Line Disease?
Equine researchers do not know why one horse is prone to white line disease in the same barn in the exact conditions while other horses are not. In fact, researchers are not able to transfer the disease from an infected horse. Barn hygiene or muddy conditions do not appear to be a factor in a horse developing WLD infection.
How to Treat White Line Disease with B Gone White Line Treatment
B Gone White Line Treatment is revolutionizing how to effectively treat white line disease once and for all. B Gone is applied exactly where it’s needed to target the affected hoof wall area using a convenient 60cc syringe. Simple as that!
No More Difficult “Boot Soaking” Treatments for WLD
Existing topical treatments using caustic chemicals (such as iodine, bleach or chlorine dioxide solutions) can potentially do more harm than good to live tissue, not to mention the expense, odor and hassle of cumbersome “boot soaking” regiments. Not anymore!
Hoof wall resections are no longer your only line of defense.
Until now, farriers and veterinarians struggled to find an effective treatment that does not involve major hoof wall resections (cutting away diseased hoof/healthy tissue) on a foot that shows even a touch of this highly invasive and potentially crippling disease. Now, treat with B Gone first, and pair with resections for only the worst cases.
B Gone White Line Treatment can make your life much easier, and your horses too, when it comes to treating WLD. Finally, a solution that really works!