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How many feet will one tube of Sole-Guard cover?

on Fri, 12/21/2012 - 19:19

A common question for us here at Vettec is: "How many feet will one tube of Sole-Guard cover?"  The answer isn't cut and dry, but here is a typical response:

One (180cc) tube of Sole-Guard will typically cover 3-4 average sized feet (00-0).  It varies from horse to horse, depending on the hoof size and depth.  Please note that if you do use the 180cc tube, you will need to purchase a dispensing gun and mixing tips as well.  They are all sold separately, so please make sure you have everything if you decide to order.

 


We hope this helps you determine how much product to purchase, please do

Equi-Pak is a great pad material!

on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 00:01
Equi-Pak pad material was applied to Tucker's feet before the ride.

Last Month Lynne Myers attended the USERL Ride in Vass, NC. The evening before the ride, farrier Megan Fullgraf poured the feet of her horse Tucker, with Equi-Pak. Five weeks later Tucker pulled the shoe but the Equi-Pak was still in place! Megan admitted she did not use a heat gun because she was in a hurry, which often times interferes with the bond to the sole and causes the material to fall out.  However, this wasn’t the case with Tucker!

And they're OFF!A picture of the shoe after Tucker pulled it.
Equi-Pak is still in the foot, even after the shoe is pulled.

Great job Megan, and

2MT - Two Minutes With Tab - Hoof Chipping

on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 16:59
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Hi Y'all, 

Hoof wall chipping is a common issue, as you probably know.  Often times it can cause concern to horse owners, but most of the time, there is not much to worry about.  In my latest 2MT video, I discuss hoof chipping, what causes and what you should do when you encounter it.

I hope you enjoy watching! 

Thank Y'all for your time. 

Custom SuperFast Shoe with an Equi-Pak Pad

on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 18:15
We outlined the shoe on a foam board.

A custom shoe made from SuperFast is a quick alternative to metal shoes when a horse cannot tolerate the concussion of nailing, or the wall is not strong enough to hold a nailed on shoe.  Horses with weak, shelly hoof wall often have flat, sensitive soles as well and it can be a real challenge to provide support and relief.  Pain, and the inability to hold feet up for very long complicates matters and requires the farrier to come up with a solution that can be applied in a short time frame.

2MT - Two Minutes With Tab - Thin Soles and Your Horse

on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 22:42

Check out Tab Pigg's latest educational video on thin soles! You can read his blog posting HERE, or click on the video below.  Enjoy!

 

Christoph Schork demonstrates Vettec products in Switzerland

on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:35
Christoph Schork demonstrates gluing Easyboots on with Adhere.

During his European Hoof Trimming and Hoof Protection Tour, Christoph Schork from Global Endurance Training Center demonstrated proper hoof preparation for gluing Easyboots with Vettec Adhere to the clinic participants in Zuerich, Switzerland. 

A hoofwall crack was fixed with SuperFast and thus prevented from splitting off.  After thoroughly drying, cleaning and roughing up the crack with a Dremel tool, SuperFast was applied. Christoph rasped the material and ensured that the crack was completely sealed. The heel never broke off, the horse was ridden bare.  SuperFast stayed attached till the

Equi-Pak pad with a Super Fast Shoe - Experience from a Farrier

on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:06

Recently we posted a blog titled: "Can Equi-Pak be Used on an Unshod Hoof?"  In this blog post, we included two educational videos that outlined ways to use the material without shoes. In response to the blog, we received the following letter from a Vettec user.  We hope you enjoy reading his experience! 

I watched the video in your blog and figured I would write, as Super Fast and Equi-Pak were recently a big help to a sinker case that I worked on.

Vettec uses Equi-Pak and Adhere to Help a Foundered Horse

on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 23:57
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The following case involves a pony who grows foot at an accelerated rate and mechanically foundered due to infrequent trimming.  He lives in soft, damp ground which didn't help the situation.  After initial clean up, pressure rings on the hoof wall show significant growth patterns, and as the toe got longer, the white line became stretched, the sole flattened, and he developed sensitivity in both the frog and sole.  Eventually P3 rotated resulting in vet/farrier intervention.

Sole-Guard Helps an Ouchy Barefoot at an ACTHA Ride

on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 22:35
Linda brings Pnut to the Vettec Booth for help!

Vettec is proud to partner with ACTHA (Amerian Competitve Trail Horse Association). Our techincal reps are able to attend many of their events, were riders are educated on Vettec products, and many of their horses get complimentary Vettec packages applied to their feet. 

Recently, Lynne Myers of Vettec attended an ACTHA event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  One of the riders, Linda Yopp, brought her mare (Pnut) to the Vettec booth because the horse was ouchy walking on the hard road at the campground.  Linda wanted to Ride her in the ACTHA ride on the beach the following morning.

Can Equi-Pak be used on an unshod hoof?

on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 23:56
Can Equi-Pak be used on an unshod foot?

Have you ever wondered if Equi-Pak or Equi-Pak CS be used on an unshod hoof?   At Vettec, we receive this question from time to time, and it's a great question!  The answer is not a definite "Yes" or "No".  Here is how we'd answer:

Equi-Pak was designed for the shod foot, however there are a couple of ways you could use it on a barefoot.  Your options are:

1. You could apply a thin layer of Equi-Pak to the sole to cover the frog and commissures and then apply a layer of Sole-Guard over the Equi-Pak.

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