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XL BLOCK

Released at - October 30, 2017
The XL Block is larger than Bovi-Bond's traditional rubber block.  The larger size allows a proper fit for bigger claws. The XL Block provides more sole coverage than the traditional block and supports both the heel and the toe. The block can be trimmed to a smaller size if needed. Read More...

Vettec Hands-on Workshop at PCHS

Released at - September 27, 2017
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.  Read More...

How to Manage Thin Soles with Pour-In Pad Materials

Released at - July 8, 2017
How to identify if a horse has thin soles: Read More...

Safety During Summer: How warming weather affects horses

Released at - May 3, 2017
(Family Features) Increasing heat and drier conditions mean outdoor animals of all kinds are forced to adapt as the summer season marches on. Read More...

How Weather and Temperature Affect Hoof Health

Released at - April 6, 2017
When it comes to weather and a horse’s environment, there are two main factors that impact hoof health: • Temperature • Moisture How temperature and moisture can affect the sole: Read More...

Do Adhesives Used on the Equine Hoof Trap Moisture?

Released at - November 24, 2016
Many people ask if the acrylic and urethane adhesives currently used on horse’s feet trap moisture resulting in adverse effects.  The answer should be no, but it’s not always that simple. Read More...

How Bars Affect Feet

Released at - November 22, 2016
A horse that is at risk of developing unhealthy bars may have one of the following characteristics: Stacked sole Pinched heels Signs that a horse may have unhealthy bars: Read More...

When Strong is More Important than Pretty

Released at - September 13, 2016
Everyone wants their work to look good, but when it comes to adhesives, pretty sometimes comes at the expense of strength; thicker is definitely stronger, especially when gluing to compromised feet. Read More...

Detecting & Treating Caudal Heel Syndrome

Released at - July 27, 2016
A horse that is at risk of developing Caudal Heel Syndrome may have one of the following characteristics: Long heels Pinched heels Signs that a horse may have Caudal Heel Syndrome: Read More...

USING BLOCKS TO REDUCE LAMENESS IN BEEF AND DAIRY COWS

Released at - June 27, 2016
Similar to how humans use crutches to limit the use of an injured foot in order to heal, cows rely on a similar approach called blocking to allow abscesses, claw injuries or other conditions to heal. Read More...

NEW VETTEC™ ULTRA AUTOMATIC DISPENSING GUN DISPENSES BLOCKING ADHESIVES CONSISTENTLY AND EASILY

Released at - May 20, 2016
New Vettec™ ULTRA Automatic Dispensing Gun Dispenses Blocking Adhesives Consistently and Easily   Read More...

Super Fast Extension Helps Correct Uneven Weight Bearing

Released at - May 13, 2016
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. Read More...