Last week was the first class of 2014 for Lookout Mountain School of Horsesheoing and their introduction to Vettec products. Lynne Myers created a SuperFast shoe and let one of the students finish it to get an idea of how easy it is to use. Lane McNew and Lynne also went over the basics of gluing on shoe with Adhere. Lynne will go back in a couple weeks for their hands on clinic day. This group is anxious to try everything!
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This is a shot of a shoe glued on with Adhere 7 weeks after application. The horse was turned out 24/7, in extreme cold and snow which then turned into mud and back to snow. Notice the tight bond to the hoof wall after all of this time and weather. The key to successes here was extra drying time. The foot was dried for 1.5 minutes instead of the normal 30-60 seconds. This reduced the moisture level by 50% on the hoof, allowing for a much stronger bond.
Farrier Chance Overacker sent us these before and after pictures of a gelding that he worked on. Here is what he had to say:
This is a 6 year old paint gelding who had extremely and weak brittle hoof walls. I believe he might have had a nutritional problem that wasn't being addressed. I applied Adhere to his hoofwall on two concurrent visits. When I returned for the second application, the Adhere had prevented cracking and brittleness of the hoofwall. The repair also prevented excess moisture build up in the cracks and prevented anaerobic bacteria from growing in the hoof crack.
After a highly successful hands on clinic in 2013, Vettec has decided to hold two more sessions at the 2014 International Hoof Care Summit. This will be a hands on clinic for farriers at no charge. We already have twice the amount of people signed up than we did at this time last year! If you have not registered, but would like to, please click here to be directed to the registration form.
The first session of our clinic will start at 9am on Tuesday the 28th and will end at 10:30. The second session will start at 10:45am and will go until noon.
This Kookaburra is a large bird native to Australia and New Guinea...you've probably heard their distinct "laughing" call on every jungle movie ever made. This one cracked his 4" bill by playing with it's food....Kooks are carnivorous, and often whack their live prey to kill it and shatter bones, making it easier to swallow whole and digest. Defects do grow out but can be susceptible to fungus, and infection from tissue remnants from their food. Once again, SuperFast proves its worth as a repair material.