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Take Advantage of the Current Vettec™ Cartridge Promotion!

on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:03

Vettec has manufactured and distributed the highest level of equine hoof care products worldwide for more than 20 years. On our road to continuous improvement, we recently developed a new, 160ml cartridge system to ensure leak-free dispensing and help hoof care professionals increase efficiency by mitigating the need for nippers to open the cartridge.

The cartridge system includes a break-open cap, reinforced plungers and a triple-piston seal. Additionally, it works with any of the existing dispensing guns and mix tips.

Four Tips to Make a Vettec Pour-in Pad Last

on Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:31
 Use mesh over the hoof
Use a foam board on the hoof when applying pour-in pad materials

Vettec pour-in pad materials are designed to stay in for a traditional shoeing cycle, which is typically about four to six weeks. However, pads may fail or fall out earlier than intended if hooves are not properly prepared. The most important thing to remember when applying Vettec pour-in pad materials is that they bond best to a dry surface. In order to help the materials stay in as long as possible, consider these tips when applying pour-in pad materials:

Tip #1 – Put a horse up the night before pour-in pad application

Especially in a wet environment or during a wet time of year, horse

Learning the Cartridge Basics

on Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:40

When hoof care professionals invest in Vettec products, it’s important to follow usage guidelines to ensure product is applied correctly, avoid costly errors and maintain the life of the product. To achieve optimal results when applying pour-in pad materials, it’s important to consider these tips when preparing your cartridges:

  • Remove the outer cap from the cartridge. Keep the cap to apply after application.
  • Open the cartridge by pushing the tip down on a firm surface. Pull up on the cartridge and then backwards to remove the tip.
  • Insert cartridge into the dispensing gun with label side up.

Putting Foot Back on a Horse

on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:31

There are two main potential causes of unhealthy hooves:

  • Lack of regular maintenance
  • Poor conformation

Signs that a horse hooves may need extra support:

  • Flaring: A horse may flare in its feet, either toe-in or toe-out, if its hooves are bothering them.
  • Lack of comfort: If a horse is visibly uncomfortable when walking or is noticeably less active, it may be a sign that the horse needs hoof maintenance.
  • Chipping or cracking: Without regular hoof maintenance, horses can develop obvious chipping or cracking in the hoof wall, and may need extra support in order to repair it.
  • Infection: Conditions

Vettec Hands-on Workshop at PCHS

on Tue, 09/26/2017 - 22:40
Vettec product workshop at PCHS

Larkin Greene recently held a hands-on workshop at the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School in California with Bob Smith and his students.  Students enjoyed a presentation on hoof care adhesives in the morning and were able to practice applying the product in the afternoon. 

For the past couple of years, Vettec has been holding hands-on Workshops at various locations throughout the US and Europe.  These events are free for anyone who is interested.  Attendees will learn how to support and protect the sole, apply new applications, create extensions, glue on shoes, correct angles and more!