View Full Version : horse people needed

03-30-2008, 05:09 AM
I'm looking for someone - preferably an expert - who knows about white line disease. Wait, let me rephrase that: I'm looking for someone whose horse has had or does have it. I need someone with first hand experence with this. How was it found? What did your farrier and/or vet recommend? Did you take him to a specialist? Did treatment work? I'll take any other information you have as well.


03-30-2008, 06:52 AM
total resection, bar shoe , z-bar if necessary, fabricated right then for support, diaper the footie...for many great photos, go to www.horseshoes.com/forums and search on white line. Best. shoer. site. ever.

03-30-2008, 07:10 PM
I had a farrier shoe my horse with an undersized shoe and drive the nails into her white line (this may have had something to do with the fact that he knew it was the last time he was doing her as she was moving downstate). A few weeks later, just before she was due for a reset, she went lame. I called the farrier first, before the vet, and he found the white line. Expensive (but simple) shoes and some treatments fixed it, but I was sure as hell pissed.

Google for more. There are plenty of ranges of treatment options, which depends in part on the severity of the white line and in part on the vet/farrier/horse person advising you... (like many things in the horse world)

03-31-2008, 09:28 PM
If the shoer quicked your mare, B, she should have been lame immediately, not weeks later. At any rate (as you probably know--just sayin') Rav's question on wht ln dz is quite a different deal from a close nail. White line is generally a fungal invasion chowing down on the hoof under the horn. Tres icky.

04-01-2008, 01:20 AM
horseshoes awesome site, lots of great info. nice people too. thanks for pointing it out!