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Will Glue on Shoes Work for Barrel Horses?

on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:18

Here is an interesting Q&A on glue-on shoes and barrel horses.  

Question:

My barrel horse ripped a front shoe off recently and a lot of the medial and lateral hoof wall came off with the shoe, leaving very little hoof wall to nail to.  Would you recommend using Adhere to glue the shoe back on until the next shoeing?  Do you know how a glued on shoe would hold with a barrel horses level of activity?  

Answer:

Adhere is the ideal Vettec product for gluing shoes on.  Depending on how much wall was lost, we would suggest that you first rebuild the hoof wall with Adhere.  Please follow the

Vettec can Help Manage Chronic Lameness

on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:20

Vettec products can help manage acute and chronic lameness. Check out these examples to find out how.

 

  

   

     

 

The first photo shows an acute laminitic case that could not take the concussion of nailing. A SuperFast shoe was created with an Equi-PakICS pour in the caudal region and frog.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the second picture you see a chronic founder case in need of support.  We used Equi-Build in the caudal region for firmer support and Equi-Pak up front to keep debris out.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third picture is a chronic laminitic case with Equi-PakICS for support in heel region and

Can I use Sole-Guard on a foot healing from abscesses?

on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:35

Below is a recent tech question and answer that we thought we'd share with you!

Q:

Can you use Sole-Guard on a foot that's healing from several abscesses?  They have drained but are open into the hoof.  My horse  has foundered and now needs sole protection.  I don't want to put shoes on him.

 

A:

Great question!  Normally we would caution against this type of application.  If the abscesses are totally dried then you could give it a try.

Report on the use of Vettec products on a female Asian elephant at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (United Kingdom)

on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:03

This is a great story we received from the ASL Whipsnade Zoo.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has a 30 year old female Asian elephant that has a history of foot sole problem. These solar issues are secondary to an unusual gait caused by an abnormal conformation of the front legs, with the toes turning inwardly. Additionally, using radiography and pressure pad testing, it appeared that one leg was slightly shorter than the other, exacerbating the abnormal pressures on the soles.

An elephant from another collection with a similar problem has had significant improvement of conformation and gait after

Dreams come true at the Tevis Cup 2014

on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:15

Leslie Baumgartner from Northern California realized a long time dream last week after entering and finishing her first Tevis Cup race.  Though an experienced trail rider, Leslie had not done any endurance events prior to her 300 miles of qualifying rides earlier this year.  Her 13 year old Quarter/Walker mare Grace showed she was fit enough and tough enough during those rides, though some would call her an unlikely candidate for endurance’s toughest event since most horses who compete at this level are Arabians or Arab crosses.

She contacted Vettec rep Larkin Greene after hearing about

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