White Line Disease and Vettec Adhere Repair
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."
|I trimmed the hooves and then used my Dremel tool to clean out any loose, flakey hoof||Here are both front hooves after all debris and loose hoof were removed.|
|Soaking the hooves with a product called "White Lightning" by Grand Circuit||The finished product!|
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