Harsh chemicals can burn of exposed sensitive tissue and kill essential horn secreting cells, causing long-term complications to the hoof. Avoid strong iodine, formalin, and other harsh treatments. Use sugardine or Betadine (buffered iodine). Sugardine soaked swabs can be used to help prevent infection of exposed sensitive tissues. Made from 1 part Betadine to 3 - 4 parts sugar, store in an airtight container. Sugar has a strong poulticing effect and draws inflammation to it. Betadine has an antifungal, antibacterial effect gently sterilising the tissues and promotes healing. The medi-honey products are also suitable.