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Billy the Kid Trail Ride to New Mexico

on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 22:30
Billy the Kid Trail Ride
Equi-Pak and Sole-Guard from the Billy the Kid Trail Ride

Temp: 60 degree low - 105 high
Whether: beautiful and dry
Job: Monitor 25 riders over 150 miles
Products: Equi-Pak, Sole-Guard

Each year a large group of domestic and international riders gather to ride from Fort Sumner to Lincoln, New Mexico to re-live part of the "Old-West" and trace the footsteps of the infamous Billy the Kid. The ride crosses five ranches and 150 miles. On the Billy the Kid Trail Ride the horse and rider have to negotiate some of the roughest, toughest terrain the American South-West can dish out.

A Vettec rep was invited to follow the ride with the support team to provide

Vettec Helps an Elephant at the Oregon Zoo in Portland

on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 22:27
Vettec Helps an Elephant at the Oregon Zoo in Portland
Sole Guard being used to help out a 9,000 pound Asian bull elephant at the Portland Zoo

Job: Apply Sole-Guard as a protective pad on the sole of a bull elephant

Sole-Guard showed its versatility once again to help out a 9,000 pound Asian bull elephant who had scuffed his sole thin until it opened an ulcer. Treatment options are extremely limited and this applications shows real promise. It has lasted 4 weeks and given him relief and protection.

Kentucky Horse-shoeing School

on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 22:12
Kentucky Horseshoeing School and Vettec team up
Vettec products being used at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School in Richmond, Kentucky

Job: Instruct students on using Vettec products

At Vettec, we believe in the importance of introducing our products correctly to people new to the industry. That is why we are happy to sponsor clinics at schools like the Kentucky Horseshoeing School in Richmond.

On Vettec's recent visit to the school, students were treated to an in-depth presentation showing all the uses of Vettec products. After the presentation there was plenty of “hands on” practice. Students were able to make a custom shoe with Super Fast and create an instant pad by filling the sole with Equi-Pak|CS. They completed a

Onsite Hoof Care Clinic at Vettec Headquarters

on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 17:03
Larkin Greene applying Super Fast to Gunner, the horse.

The employees at Vettec , Inc. got to spend the day outdoors and experienced firsthand what it is like to be a farrier using the Vettec line of hoof care products.  The latest “Get to Know Vettec” session was held at Vettec headquarters in sunny Southern California this week. 

Vettec field reps, Tab Pigg and Larking Greene demonstrated the application of Equi-Pak on a live horse. Employees enjoyed learning about each of the instant pad materials and which pad material worked best for each type of horse’s hoof.  It’s amazing how precise these hoof pad materials are with the auto-mix tips.