This Paint horse had been suffering under run heels for a few months; the heels had moved forward long enough to result in a negative palmar angle to the coffin bone (P3), and the horse was beginning to bear weight on the bulbs. The farrier and vet team decided on a shoe package with a Myron McLane frog support pad to temporarily shift some of the load to the frog in order to provide some added support for the bone column, and relieve the stressed hoof wall.
To keep debris from making its way under the pad, especially around the frog, Equi-Pak CS was used to block any gaps, and provide
Vettec materials are often involved when hooves become misshapen, whether by genetics, overwork, or age. Clubbed feet are particularly problematic because they generally grow heel dramatically, little to no toe, and are often flat footed with no working frog. The resulting upward stance defeats the design of the hoof almost entirely because a hoof is meant to be conical with concavity in the sole so it can do three things: collect ground under the footfall, flex to absorb load, and grab the ground for the next go phase.
The Syracuse Zoo recently contacted Kris Kibbey of Vettec to discuss options for their resident elephant, Siri. Siri was wearing very uneven and her foot was almost rubbed raw from the wear. Kris and the Syracuse Zoo staff decided to pour Sole-Guard onto the bottom of Siri's foot to provide protection and comfort to her worn foot. The pour-in pad seemed to help her out and she showed signs of immediate relief! Vettec products have the ability to help all types of animals.
The Hoof Jack is a durable, well made tool, but when a big horse decides to break something, it’s better to get out of the way and protect yourself from getting broken. Once again SuperFast proves its worth for fixing just about anything….we roughed up the surface, drilled a few holes, applied SuperFast to both sides, and left it ugly….the beauty is in the savings. If you have an unusual fix with SuperFast, track down a Vettec rep and provide pictures…you’ll likely get a free cartridge for your troubles.
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