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White Line Disease and Vettec Adhere Repair

on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:52
Vettec, Equi-Pak, Equi-Pak CS, Equi-Pak Soft, foundered, hoof care, farrier, horseshoes, Vettec, laminitis, Seth Parker, hoofwall, white line, adhere

This is a case were farrier, Seth Parker, worked to remedy white line disease using Vettec Adhere material. White line disease is an anaerobic infection that causes separation of the wall and affects the contact zone between the hard outer wall and the middle layer of hoof tissue.   In severe cases, lameness may develop, if left untreated, the result could be a rotated coffin bone.  Due to these facts, Seth knew he needed to act quickly.  Here is what he did:

"These are the front hooves of a Grand Prix Warm blood Jumper as he was presented to me for the first time. He showed signs of having a serious infection of the white line.

I trimmed the hooves and then used my dremel tool to clean out any loose, flaky hoof as well as debride and expose the spores. The most important aspect of this operation is to remove ALL of the infected hoof wall. Any spores that are left will regenerate and the issue will reoccur. I am also making sure that I will be bonding the Vettec Adhere to clean, strong hoof to get a secure repair.

I then soaked the hooves with a product called "White Lightning" by Grand Circuit. It was designed to specifically kill the White Line Disease. It works superbly! The horse stood in the solution for 30 minutes and then was put back into the stall. I decided to schedule the repair for 3 days later. This was done to allow the groom to perform one more soak and then allow the hooves to air out and dry.

I returned and applied Adhere to the clean, dry hoof wall.  Then I rasped it to look smooth and almost like the hoof wall itself.  I chose Vettec Adhere for the superior bonding capability and because it nails and clinches like real hoof. This horse is in full training." 

Vettec, Equi-Pak, Equi-Pak CS, Equi-Pak Soft, foundered, hoof care, farrier, horseshoes, Vettec, laminitis, Seth Parker, hoofwall, white line, adhere
Vettec, Equi-Pak, Equi-Pak CS, Equi-Pak Soft, foundered, hoof care, farrier, horseshoes, Vettec, laminitis, Seth Parker, hoofwall, white line, adhere
I trimmed the hooves and then used my Dremel tool to clean out any loose, flakey hoofHere are both front hooves after all debris and loose hoof were removed.
Vettec, Equi-Pak, Equi-Pak CS, Equi-Pak Soft, foundered, hoof care, farrier, horseshoes, Vettec, laminitis, Seth Parker, hoofwall, white line, adhere
Vettec, Equi-Pak, Equi-Pak CS, Equi-Pak Soft, foundered, hoof care, farrier, horseshoes, Vettec, laminitis, Seth Parker, hoofwall, white line, adhere
Soaking the hooves with a product called "White Lightning" by Grand CircuitThe finished product!

Adhere is available in black or beige, the only difference is the color!  The instructional video below shows how to use Adhere.  For any additional information, visit our website, or email us at: info@vettec.com

Comments

Sara Ewen's picture

Could this product also be used on horses who have a thin hoof wall. We have a mare at our barn who has thin hoof walls and the farrier often has to add a type of casting to her hoof so he has something to nail to. This stuff sounds like it might be better for her and more natural looking in the end.

Tab Pigg's picture

 

Hi Sara

Yes, you can use the Adhere to build up the sides of the feet so the nails have something besides thin walls to nail too. I might suggest you start pouring a pad on this horse. I find that thin walled horses also have thin soles if you can increase the sole depth the wall will also thicken. When you pour a pad be sure to match the pad to the environment the horse lives in. The softer the ground the softer the pad should be. And in reverse the harder the ground the firmer the pad. I think you will be surprised what the wall will do once you start working on the sole.