White Line Disease

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. The Gel is easier to use and is the better choice in certain applications.

White Lightning® Gel is made by Howard Alliger of Frontier Pharmaceutical. Mr. Alliger has devoted his life to ClO2 and has even testified before the Homeland Security Commission on biological attacks. Remember Anthrax after 9/11? Chlorine Dioxide was used to make the Senate Office Building safe to occupy. Mr. Alliger has written an overview of ClO2 ( MS Word Doc). We encourage you to read his article here on our website to further explore the history and uses of this incredible product.

As to how this relates to our friend, the Horse…Please refer to Dr. Walter Kreeger’s, Michael Wildenstein’s of Cornell University, and Nick Denson’s, a Farrier in Massachusetts articles about the use of ClO2 on fungal infections in horses. Two of the above articles are in .pdf format, click here if you need to install a PDF reader.


WHITE LIGHTNING® DISPOSABLE VAPOR/SOAK BOOT White Lightning (R) works best when the generated gas (Cl 02) is contained around the effected site. Grand Circuit offers Disposable Soak Bags to contain the generated gas. Our 8'x8'x24" bags are large enough to use on most warmbloods down to smaller ponies. They are best when used on unshod horses/ponies on soft ground and protected from pawing. Reusable."

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