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"Modify Your Tools to Fit Your Needs"

on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:09

(Excerpt from April 2015 issue of American Farriers Journal)

Modify Your Tools to Fit Your Needs

Simple tweaks to your equipment can improve safety and efficiency

By Jeff Cota, Associate Editor

Many people have a difficult time adjusting to change.  Change can be good, though.  It can make work environments safer, improve efficiency and save money.

Vettec’s Sole-Guard Helps Horses Comfortably Transition to Unshod

on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 22:47

As horses enter breeding season this spring, pregnant mares become less active while bearing extra weight from pregnancy. Tab Pigg, Vettec’s Farrier-at-Large, recommends that farriers and horse owners remove horseshoes during pregnancy and use pour-in pad materials during the time period without shoes. Vettec’s Sole-Guard product helps serve as a transitional material when going from shod to unshod hooves by providing extra support as the hooves acclimate to barefoot.

Sole-Guard is a fast-setting, liquid urethane pour-in pad material providing durable support that retains its shape and

Equi-Pak helps with chronic laminitis

on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:32

Nancy Stukenburg's farrier uses Vettec products and she recently shared this success story with us:

Pocahontas had clogs, then we switch to metal shoes using Equi-Pak. These photos show her on the second set. She was already on it during the winter for 7 weeks. She was still lame, I believe it might be due to the icy weather. She got her second set this past Monday the 16th. I guess this makes 8-9 weeks. She is doing better on this set.  Her hoofs are almost full grown out.  She not lame anymore. I love it.

 

 

What does the foot look like after Sole-Guard is removed

on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 22:07

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.

Vettec Adhesive Helps a Turtle Heal

on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 19:02

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

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