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Can Equi-Pak Be Used In Snowy Areas?

on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 20:40

This time of year people wonder about using Equi-Pak or other Vettec pour in pad materials on their horses.  The answer is that you can absolutely use Equi-Pak or the other pad materials in the snow.  These materials makes a great snow pad and won't allow snow and ice to build up in the sole.  Keep in mind that if your horses stand in the paddock all day, they will most likely get some snow sticking to the pad materials, but once they start moving the snow just falls off.

 

Vettec Use on Snow and Ice

on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:29

This time of year we receive many questions about using Vettec products on the snow and the ice.  People want to know if our products will work to prevent snowball build up, if the materials will protect their horses feet in winter and also what to do to prevent slips on icy ground.  We thought we'd address these issues for anyone wondering.

When trying to protect the foot and prevent snowball buildup, you can use any of the Equi-Pak products; Equi-Pak, Equi-Pak CS or Equi-Pak Soft (under a pad for the Soft) as pour in pad materials.

Preparing for Winter

on Fri, 11/14/2014 - 22:34

As the days turn colder and winter approaches, it is time to think about preparing your horse for the changing climate.  Below is a checklist of tips we compiled to help you in your preparation.

  • Check horse blankets for wear and tear, replace or mend any blankets with holes.
  • Add additional bedding to the stalls for warmth.
  • Clean the barn out, removing dust and cobwebs so the air is clean while your horse is shut in for longer time periods.
  • If your horse is pastured, provide adequate shelter.
  • Make sure there is plenty of fresh, non frozen, clean water for your horses.

Super Fast shoes help a horse become sound

on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:27

Hi there Vettec. I had a case I thought I'd share with you from the other day. I had a Shetland pony who couldn't walk to the shoeing bay because they thought she had laminitis. When I inspected her feet I saw that her feet had been cut back too far and made her "sole bound". So with the use of Super Fast I created 2 front shoes for her. Even to my own amazement the mare left the shoeing bay and trotted back to her paddock. I saw her again in a week and the shoes were still holding strong. There was a very happy pony raising her young foal. Great result with a great product from Vettec.   

NYC Marathon

on Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:51

Vettec rep, Kris Kibbey, recently ran the NYC Marathon.  Here is what he had to say about the event: 

On Sunday November 2 I ran the TCS NYC Marathon it was my 25th Marathon. It was 26.2 miles throughout the 5 Boroughs of New York City. The weather was very windy with gusts of 40+ MPH winds on the bridges and a high of around 45 degrees. It started in Staten Island and felt more like 20 degrees. I was in the 10:05 Wave start, The race has 3 start lines and 4 waves with  dividers in each wave to start the 50,000+ people who ran the race.

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