(updated 08-02-14) Oxine AH is a powerful and economical weapon against topical fungal and bacterial infections of the hoof and lower leg – such as thrush, white line disease, and scratches. Use the supplies and instructions listed below to treat your horseâ€™s feet with Oxine AH. Read the rest of this entry »
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The photo below shows a closeup view of a hoof with a fairly advanced case of white line disease. The infection has destroyed the inner unpigmented layer of the hoof wall, leaving behind a v-shaped slot between the dark-colored outer wall and the yellowish white line.
Because it is difficult to medicate the active disease at the top of such a deep cavity, the hoof wall has been cut away and diseased tissue has been removed.
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Read the articles linked below to learn about different theories on White Line Disease – the micro-organisms involved, other contributing factors, and effective treatments.
Various approaches have been used to explore the causes and processes of this disorder.Â Scientists have tried to identify the micro-organisms involved and to artificially create the disorder in healthy horses to explore contributing factors – often with inconsistent and conflicting results.Â The articles below cover some the most commonly-mentioned studies, discussing the methods used, and the results and conclusions.
Management of White Line Disease
By Stephen E. O’Grady, DVM, MRCVS
Taking the Mystery out of White Line Disease
By Dr. Richard Shakalis & Dr. John Pautienis
Examining White Line Disease
By Dr. Michael A. Ball, Michael Wildenstein and Sang Shin
White Line Disease â€“ What is it?
By Richard Dunivant
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