White Lightning® is the active Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) solution to Thrush, Skin Fungus and White Line Disease. Chlorine Dioxide has been demonstrated to be bactericidal, fungicidal, virucidal and sporicidal while remaining harmless to healthy tissue.
White Lightning® is safe to use, and unlike hypochlorite, does not produce toxic byproducts. Chlorine Dioxide is so safe, it is routinely added to orange juice and other consumer foods and beverages to kill contaminants and prevent spoilage. Chlorine Dioxide is even used by dentists in periodontal work. Not only is ClO2 safe, but it is up to seven times more effective than chlorine bleach.
Chlorine Dioxide is an unstable gas meaning it cannot be stored in a container, but rather must be generated when needed. This is accomplished by adding equal amounts of White Lightning® to a mild acid such as white vinegar. A chemical reaction then occurs generating ClO2. After a period of time, all gas is released and the resulting liquid is inert and totally harmless. In the case of the White Lightning® Gel, the same reaction occurs.
White Lightning is a solution which has the ability, when mixed with equal parts of white vinegar, to produce chlorine dioxide. Chlorine dioxide is very aggressive in neutralizing bacteria, fungus and yeast, and has been proven to be highly effective in the treatment of White Line Disease, Thrush, and Hoof Rot.
Please note, I am selling different sizes than pictured. 500ml and 1.8 litre bottles.
A foot treatment consists of 3-4 oz White Lightning®, 3-4 oz white vinegar and enough water to cover the hoof capsule. Remove shoes, if possible, and clean the hoof of dirt and debris. Insert the clean hoof in a heavy plastic bag or the vapor/soak boot containing the activated White Lightning® solution and secure the top around the leg to prevent the escape of the gas produced by the activated White Lightning® (a rubber band works well or the velcro® strap on the soak boot). Change the soak solution 2-3 times as the water helps loosen and wash away dirt and debris and will become dirty. Once the solution stays clear, stand your horse in the bag/boot for at least 40-45 minutes. CAUTION: Do not mix any other product with White Lightning®. White Lightning® liquid may discolour hair or clothing. Repeat as necessary—2-3 times per week.