October 04, 2013

2MT - Tech Question - What Can I do for White Line Disease?

Hi Y'all, here is a technical question that a farrier asked me recently:

Question: 

"I have a question for Tab, I have been a "backyard" farrier for a number of years and I just diagnosed my first case of White Line Disease.  I just want to know what you do for it?

Thanks!" - Tammy


Answer:

"Hi Tammy, thank you for contacting me.  I would suggest that you contact a vet that has worked on WLD in the past.  He or she would be happy to work with your farrier on this.  I have to think that your farrier may not be comfortable removing a lot of wall if need be.  Depending on how bad it is, (by that I mean how high up it goes), you may be able to remove the wall in that area.  I would say that if it is not over 1/4" to 1/2" up, you may be able to remove the wall.  If it's any higher than that, you may need to soak the foot.  There is a product called White Lightening that works well.  There is also a 2MT video on our website where I discuss WLD.  You can see it on the 2MT YouTube page.  If you have any questions, please let me know."  - Tab Pigg, CJF

Below is the 2MT video I reffered in my answer to this tech question.