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Vettec Clinic in Nova Scotia

on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 21:39

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.

Everyone who wanted to was able to use

Farrier success with Vettec Super Fast and Equi Pak

on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 21:15
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

Coronet Band Injury and Vettec

on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 17:49

Farrier Sydney Kotow provided these great before and after photos of a coronet band injury.  Here is what she said about them:

This colt had a coronet band injury a few months ago that was splitting open bigger with every step and making him ouchy.  This was nothing a little Vettec can't fix.

Sydney used Adhere hoof repair material to cover the injured portion of the hoof wall.  Adhere is a fast-setting urethane adhesive designed to bond steel, aluminum and urethane shoes to the hoof and to fabricate large and small hoof wall repairs. The material can be nailed, nipped and rasped.

Short Trimmed Draft Foot Rebuilt with Adhere

on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 16:59

This big guy was trimmed short to relieve the stress to the wall which had held a persistent toe crack.  Unfortunately the trimmer took all the hoof support and the horse ended up lame due to walking on his sole alone.  A farrier and vet teamed up with Vettec's Larkin Greene to rebuild the wall support with black Adhere and to stabilize the crack near the ground without covering up the deeper portion above.  The follow up may include total debridement and repair, but this time they just wanted to hold it together to allow some hoof wall to grow out.

Completed 55 miles on rocks with Superfast and Sole-Guard

on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 20:58
Vettec user, Cindy K., sent us a great set of pictures and a description of how Vettec products helped her win! 
 
Hi, I wanted to let you know that my horse and I completed 55 miles on rocks with a Superfast custom shoe and a Sole-Guard pad, in Ft. Stanton, NM.  We came in second place!
This event was an AERC Endurance Ride on extremely hilly, rocky trails in the Capitan Mountains of New Mexico, a long way away and different from the terrain at our home on the Texas Gulf Coast.  Thank you Vettec for your products, which allowed me to ride these trails on my barefoot horse!
 
Here are a couple

Equi-Pak CS and Superfast help with founder and laminitis!

on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 18:54

This is a great success story that Vettec Rep, Lynne Myers, sent in:

Timmy is a 20 something warmblood gelding. Around the first of May he was diagnosed with a mild case of laminitis. Farrier John Turner decided on a conservative shoeing protocol that included Vettec Equi-Pak CS pours in both front feet. Timmy did okay for about 4 weeks and had a relapse with x-rays showing founder in both front feet. John wanted to make Timmy more comfortable and contacted me about using Vettec SuperFast on the bottom of the hospital plate. It was a success.

Vettec Hands on Clinic at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School

on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 23:18

Recently, Kris Kibbey, of Vettec visited the Kentucky Horseshoeing School to work with the 36 week students. They went over all the Vettec products with a power point presentation and then worked on applications.  They used Adhere to glue on a shoe and made a Superfast shoe.  Each shoe was then  filled with either Equi-Pak or Equi-Pak CS.  It was a great chance for the students to practice using Vettec products before they found themselves in a stressful situation when they needed to use them and had no experience.

If you know of a group of farriers that would enjoy attending a similar

Equi-Pak CS helps Coffin Bone Fracture, P3 remodeling, & Chronic Laminitis

on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 23:01

Recently farrier, Seth Parker, shared this case study with us.  We thought we'd pass it along.  Enjoy!

This is a Coffin Bone Fracture, P3 remodeling, & Chronic Laminitis case from December.  

The plastic matrix pour-pad allows for a shallow pour of Vettec Equi-Pak CS only to the level of the rim pad for support without sole pressure. . There is also a very thick leather pad under there for big time support because the sole is almost convex.  

I just started on the case in April and got this guy comfortable literally overnight. I am thrilled with this one.  

- Seth Parker, Grand Prix Farrier

Vettec Superfast lateral extension on a sheep!

on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 22:43

We always like to share the stories we hear from our end users.  This is a quick tale we recieved from Australian Farrier, Michael Fuin Dip with Horseshoe Express.  Enjoy!

I thought I would share with you this Vettec Superfast lateral extension that I did on lame male Barbary Sheep at one of our Australian Zoos . He is now sound, weight bearing level and balanced. I am told by his keepers that he is now eating well and chasing the girls around again. So thanks Vettec!  - Michael Fuin Dip WCF

Have you done any unusual repairs with Vettec products? If so, we'd love to hear your story. 

Even Horses that Go Barefoot Need some Protection Sometimes

on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 20:15

Meet Jeanette McGrath, a barefoot trimmer who works in Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming.  Jeanette recently spent some time with Vettec's Larkin Greene to learn about making SuperFast shoes and pour-in pad materials.  Even horses that can go barefoot need some protection sometimes.  Jeanette has a unique story; she and her husband Richard spent almost two years riding 4,000 miles across the US with no support vehicles and everything they owned on 4 horses and a mule.

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