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
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 CSonly 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.
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.
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.
You already know that SG-20 can repair Muck Boots, but did you know that it also repairs Neoprene and Breathable waders?!? Well it does. For Neoprene waders, they repair can be done as long as the waders are clean and dry.
If a repair is being made on the breathable wader material you would not try to fix the leak on the outside of the waders as it will not totally bond. This is because the breathable wader material is covered with a water resistant coating that SG-20 doesn't adhere to. Instead, we would suggest turning the waders inside out as much as possible to access the area.
Japanese farrier Tomohiro Otani uses beige Adhere to glue a shoe on a foot compromised by White Line Disease. He uses a peroxide type product in a syringe to kill bacteria and a home made tool for cleaning. This simple tool is made from a rasp tang with a handle made from SuperFast. To allow maximum hoof flex, adhesive is not applied to the entire circumference of the capsule. Otani saves the white peel off backing from using our blue foam boards, and uses them to smooth the application to save both material and rasping time.
We recently received this great note from a Vettec user and thought we'd pass it along to you! Enjoy.
Just wanted to say what a huge difference Vettec and Lynne Myers along with Joe Most have made to our foundered mare. She has been uncomfortable for many years! However, when Joe and Lynne came to do a workshop at my home, she became a new horse. They took one look at her and said "Yes, we can help her." She came out of the stall very slowly and painfully. Joe went to work and was very patient with her as she was too sore to stand for any length of time. With the use of Super Fast, Sole
This 2 year Thoroughbred mare (shown here sedated with Dormosedan) had real promise on the track until she banged her hoof on a rail and fractured the lateral wing of P3 in the right fore. After the X-ray showed a hairline crack, the vet ordered stall rest and consulted farrier Joby Souza to discuss a support shoe. Joby determined that a glue on shoe with soft pad support was the best place to start. He called Vettec's Larkin Greene and the two have been applying this package every 4 weeks since April. The steel shoe is glued with Adhere but the lateral side is left "floated" so that it
I have to thank you! Equi-Pak has transformed my horses’ feet!! He has gone from a flat footed, broken back angled very sad looking horse to almost normal shaped hooves. He now has heels!!! We took the most recent pack out of his back feet and the cleft of frog is now noticeably deeper, his feet are symmetrical and his frogs are at the right level – they had prolapsed to below the level of his shoe. Now the rasp does not come into contact with it if you lay it over the heels.
Have holes in your Muck Boots? Don't worry! Vettec has you covered. Use SG-20 Adhesive to repair your boots quick! SG-20 sets in 30 seconds and is water tight and ready to go within an hour. This adhesive is easy to apply and extremely durable.
Follow these simple steps to complete your repair:
Locate the hole in your Muck Boots that you want to repair.
Use a wire brush to "rough" up the rubber a bit. This helps hold the SG-20 in place.