This is an 8wk old quarter horse with a valgus angular deviation at the knee and a slightly varus fetlock. The medial plates are growing faster than the lateral which is pushing the leg toward the lateral side, causing abnormal weight bearing on the medial heel. We applied a medial Super Fast extension. Learned something important on this one.
A Huge thank you for Super Fast. It allowed me to fix a mare with ¼ inch to ½ inch deep White Line Disease all around both front feet plus crushed, under run heels. I was able to remove all the WLD plus correct the heels and angles in one session without even making her uncomfortable. Your product helped make her more comfortable that she’s been in a long while! - Jonathan Sills-Martel
We have recently had some questions on how Vettec products could help with sore feet due to low heels and how to promote heel growth.
We have had quite a bit of success with this situation but, of course, there are several ways to get a foot back. One way would be to trim off as much bent heel as possible, then add foot back with Adhere by applying a bead from the heel to the toe quarter and build heel height and correct angle. (See picture) Once this is done, you can simply apply a regular shoe. However, you must support the bottom of the foot as well. Equi-Pak pour-in pad material
I just wanted to share that I have used Super Fast to build a shoe on several horses that I have helped transition from shod to barefoot & it has helped them continue to be used and transition more comfortably as they grew out the weak / shelly wall from nail holes.
I have also used Equi-Pak CS with shod horses for trail rides in rocky terrain that they were not conditioned for & they handled it wonderfully.
Most recently I built front shoes & filled them with Equi-Build for a little pasofino mare recovering from founder who had long toes & miserably tender / thin soles.
When it comes to keeping your horse healthy, hoof care is often a critical element so you can enjoy normal activities together, such as riding or competing. Properly maintained hooves are much less likely to develop bacterial and fungal infections; thus, horses can maintain normal hoof function.
Thrush, a bacterial infection, can be a common problem that resides in the “frog” of a horse’s hoof. The frog refers to the dark colored soft tissue on the bottom side of the foot that is triangular in shape, and stretches from a horse’s heel to midway toward the toe.