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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!
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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.

Vettec's SG-20 Adhesive Works to Repair Breathable Waders

on Fri, 08/09/2013 - 18:53

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.

Vettec's Adhere helps with White Line Disease

on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 16:57

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.

Sole-Guard, Superfast and Equi-Pak CS help a foundered mare!

on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 18:17

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

Adhere and Equi-Pak Soft help with a P3 Fracture

on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 17:52

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