Vettec Inc. has been manufacturing and distributing the highest level of horse hoof care products worldwide for over 15 years. Vettec’s extensive line of hoof related materials allow your hoof care professional to complete hoof repairs and glue on shoes with Adhere, urethane adhesive, as well as create instant horse shoes and foal extensions with Super Fast, equi-thane adhesive.
Vettec produces six instant hoof pad materials to promote heel and sole growth, eliminate thrush, protect and support the equine foot, and prevent stone bruising. The wide variety of instant hoof pad materials allows you and your farrier to select the proper material depending on your horse’s hoof. Equi-Build, Equi-Pak, Equi-Pak|CS, Equi-Pak|Soft, Sil-Pak and Sole-Guard were all designed to protect and support your horse’s hoof.
Not sure which Vettec hoof care product is right for you? No problem, we have a product comparison page to help you decide.
We hope you'll find the information on our website both educational and inspiring. Be sure to frequently visit our blog for the most up to date information on Vettec products and application techniques, upcoming hoof care clinics with our field reps, and other industry news.
Give your horse the gift of comfort and support this Holiday Season with Vettec. Equi-Pak is a soft, instant pad material that bonds to the foot for protection and support. To prevent or manage moderate cases of thrush try Equi-Pak CS instant pad material infused with copper sulfate.
My horse is a 11 year old Arab, used for endurance riding. He has just been put in a 1 degree wedge pad on the right front only. We plan on competing in some rocky rides, and using Equi-Build on the other 3 feet. Which product would you recommend under the pad? The Sil-pak or the Equi-Pak. Thank you, C. D.
Thank you for your email. We would suggest using Equi-Pak under the pad. Silicones do not bond to either the pad or sole so you risk getting rocks, sand and moisture trapped in there for the ride.
Below is a great question we recieved from a Vettec user, and our recommendations to her.
I would like to know which product you would recommend for the following:
I have 4 horses and I'm having major problems with their feet. We live in tropical Queensland, where in the summer we have massive rain fall and it's hot. The horses feet do not fare well. We have problems with seedy toe, white line fever, abscesses and thrush.
We need something that will help heal the problems now and something for prevention for our next wet season.
If you have experienced a leaking cartridge, you know how frustrating it can be. We thought we would share some reasons that cartridges leak. There are three common causes of material leaking out the back of the cartridge and all are related to increased pressure.
1. Clogged openings. Sometimes when you clean out the openings with a nail or something, you end up pushing some of the clog back into the cartridge instead of digging it out. Then when you start to dispense, the clog flows back to the opening and blocks it partially or completely.
I have been looking at the different options to use for a shod and padded endurance horse for an upcoming ride that is rocky and has very hard footing. I am looking between the Equi-Pak and the Sil-Pak. Basically I just need to fill the gap between sole and pad and ensure that absolutely nothing can get in there-we do a few stream crossings and a few sandy patches so it is imperative that I don’t get water or sand between pad and sole which could cause discomfort-the ride is 3 days and vets are strict when it comes to the well being of our horses-I fully agree with them
"I have a horse that will constantly throw a show. Bell boots on or not. I have even tried putting boots on her and the bell boots. Eventually the boots stretch so much that they just fall off of course. My question, this last time all was going well until the 6th week. I had noticed the nail clinches looked a bit loose, and sure enough the shoe was off within 24 hours. I am wondering if I can use a bit of Adhere to reinforce the clinches to keep the shoe on long enough to reach the farrier date? She is club footed on this particular foot. As long as the shoe and pad are on
"I am looking for a material to provide cushion and shock absorption in my Easyboot gloves during riding only. The Sil-Pak seems like it would work as I could create a pad and since it does not bond to the sole and maintains its shape indefinitely I could take it out when I take off the boots. But it is my understanding that Equi-Pak and Equi-Pak Soft are better at reducing concussion. Will the Equi-Pak / Equi-Pak Soft retain its shape forever, and is it possible to make it removable from the hoof (like putting Vaseline on the hoof before application?)"
Here are some pictures from a Vettec clinic in Windsor, Novia Scotia. Vettec Rep, Kris Kibbey, drove up for the clinic on Wednesday Sept. 11th, 2013. It was held at the Vet Clinic in Windsor, and there were roughly 30 people who attended. For the most part, the attendees were farriers from the surrounding area. The group started out with a PowerPoint presentation by Kris and then he went over all Vettec products and how they are used. Kris demonstrated applying a Super Fast shoe, glued on a shoe with Adhere and demonstrated a Sole-Guard pour in pad.
This is a great case study submitted by farrier, Jack Brock:
"Chopper is a Jerusalem donkey that had White Line Diseases in his left hind and by the time I was called had infected 3/4 of his foot. I removed a 2" by 3" inch section of his 4" foot exposing the infected area. He was also treated with white lightning for a week until it was completely gone. Then I rebuilt his foot with Equi-Thane Super Fast laying two coffee stirring straws one on each side for drainage in case of infection. I then covered the area removed with Super Fast making a shoe, then packed his foot with Equi-Pak. We