White Line Disease and Seedy Toe

Types of Laminitis:

White Line Disease

Seedy Toe

Classical Laminitus

Road Founder Type

White Line Disease and the above related diseases have many of the same symptoms and can be treated much in the same way.  However, it is the road founder type laminitis which is quite different and maybe deserves a brief overview.  This type illness occurred mainly in heavy carriage horses which were used on the turnpikes of Europe.  Unlike White Line Disease, road founder is the actual tearing away of the laminae, near the distal border of the coffin bone.  In severe cases, the horse would go lame which is always a bad thing.  All hoof related illness including white line disease is of a serious nature and therefore should be treated correctly.

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