My new farrier has advised that I use eucalyptus oil on my horses hooves to help kill any bugs/bacteria. My horse is shoeless and has excellent hooves, but his hooves are very short due to previous farrier. As usual I have thought of questions after his visit and wonder if anyone can advise me. Should I simply buy a bottle of eucalyptus and apply to the hoof - white line. I will call my farrier tomorrow but wondered if anyone could help me with any advice? I have tried looking for hoof oil containing eucalyptus but there doesn't seem to be any products with it as the main ingredient.