Riders always ask us, "What does the foot look like after Sole-Guard is removed?" We say it looks good but a picture is worth a thousand words. Here's a before and after on an endurance horse that wears this same package of steel shoes and Sole-Guard from February through August...every 6 weeks.
We are always interested in scenarios where Vettec products are used for repairing something other than hooves. Recently we received the following interesting story from a turtle rehabilitation organization:
The turtle pictured was run over by a car. Her carapace (top shell) was fractured with soft tissue damage underneath. After administering pain medication I cleaned the carapace around the fracture and glued the post to it using your glue. The posts are used in the automotive industry, but work great for turtle repair.
After the glue set I ran zip ties through the posts (that is what
The 3rd Annual Vettec Hands on Clinic at the International Hoofcare Summit was a great success! We had several stations available for our 200+ attendees. The stations covered topics such as gluing on shoes or boots, pour-in-pad materials for shod and unshod feet and creating custom shoes with Super Fast. Each attendee was encouraged to participate in order to learn more about how Vettec products work and to become comfortable using them. If you are interested in attending or arranging a hands on clinic, please contact us, we would welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Farrier Caleb Fisher of Gordonville, PA recently worked on a high-level jumping horse with a severe club foot.
He used a double layer of foam boards to add extra concavity in pad. The shoe applied was a Polyflex glue-on and he used Equi-Pak Soft in the commissures of the frog for comfort and support. Regular Equi-Pak was immediately applied over the Soft to form the rest of the pad. This photo was taken 25 days after the pad was applied.
Attention 2015 International Hoof Care Summit attendees:
Keep your eyes open for the Vettec quiz in the Jan/Feb issue of American Farriers Journal for a chance to win one of our Deluxe Dispensing Guns (an $89 dollar value)! Simply locate the quiz on page 40, fill in the correct names of the products, remove the page and bring it to booth #417 and we will enter your name into our drawing. Be sure to write your name, phone number and email address on your entry, we will notify winners at the end of the show.