If the hoofs
have become too long, it is quite painful to roll over. Then the hooves become
more torn on the back parts instead of the toe – the beginning of a vicious
circle with reduced mobility and overstretching of the deep flexor tendon.
positioning by ONE (!) orthopedic hoof treatment.
In the past,
a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, etc. were blamed – BUT White Line
Disesase is not a disease at all. If a hoof will overgrow, the hoof wall begin
to separate from the coffin bone. As the hoof wall flares away, fungi find a
perfect environment in the separations and begin to feed on the hoof wall. This
further weakens the hoof, and chunks will break away. Not beautiful but very
effective for a horse to survive in the wild! As soon the horse will continue
its long walks, back to its nomadic lifestyle, the flared, weakened wall will
finish breaking away, and healthy horn can replace it.
1.5 years in progress. Hard working hooves with strong walls. The hooves were already restored after 1 year, but I had somehow forgotten to take pictures. Anyway, during treatment the horse was able to be ridden from day one!