Equi-Pak™ 160cc

Pour-in Pad

EQUI-PAK™ HOOF PACKING-CLEAR 160cc

 

Color: Clear

Item No.: 46121

Set Time: 30 sec.

 

Your “Go To” product for comfort, protection and therapeutic support.

  • For use as Pad/Packing Material
  • Bonds directly onto the sole and frog, Equi-Pak™ is a liquid urethane that sets in 30 seconds
  • Can be used with or without a pad
  • Provides support and protection for thin soled, flat-footed horses, absorbs the shock and concussion
  • Can be filled to ground level for added support in less than 1 minute
  • No hand mixing and no waste
  • Will not breakdown, impervious to debris and moisture
  • Sole and frog left in great condition
  • Improves depth of sole

Instruction

Click here to watch application video.

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE APPLYING PRODUCT

  • Vettec products are best used between 65° and 85° F (18° to 29° C). Temperature will affect the set time.
    See Cold & Hot Conditions below.
  • Areas of wetness or bleeding should not be covered. Once healed, commence using products.
  • Equi-Pak can be applied with the shoe on or off, but will bond to the shoe. A coating of oil or petroleum jelly to the top of shoe will prevent this from occurring. Take care not to get any on the area of the hoof being repaired. 
  • Product may not bond to hooves that have been heavily treated with products containing: oils, grease, pine tar, etc. In these instances a light denatured alcohol scrub and drying should be performed to ensure adhesion.
  • The following procedures are best-accomplished wearing latex or rubber gloves.
  • Do not burn or “Hot Shoe” this product. 
  • Use only Vettec mixing tips.

COLD CONDITIONS (Below 65° F)

  • Failure to keep the hooves, shoes, and product warm will dramatically slow the cure time. Example: At 32° F the cure time advances to 1-2 minutes.
  • Do not microwave the cartridge or place it in water. Store the cartridges in an insulated “cooler” warmed with microwavable heat pads or 1 to 2 tightly capped gallon jugs filled with hot water.
  • In freezing temperatures, 32° F or less, the shoes must be warmed to keep condensation from forming on them and preventing the bond.

HOT CONDITIONS (Above 85° F)

  • Product will set very quickly. To slow the set time, if needed store the material in an insulated cooler with 1 or 2 freezer packs.
  • NOTE: During hot weather conditions, product may cure at a higher temperature. If applying close to sensitive tissue, product may be applied in layers to reduce heat.

CARTRIDGE PREPARATION

  1. Open the cartridge. Insert cartridge into dispensing gun, label side up.
  2. Before attaching the mixing tip, equalize the cartridge by squeezing out a small amount to ensure that both sides are dispensing evenly.
  3. Attach a mixing tip by pressing and twisting clockwise.
  4. When finished, do not release the pressure with the lever on the back of the dispenser. Remove the mixing tip immediately, discard and apply the cap. The pressure can now be released. Extra caps are available from your dealer, if needed. 
  5. For additional applications, re-equalize the cartridge and attach a new tip.

HOOF PREPARATION

  1. Trim and balance the hoof and conservatively pare the sole. Remove any weak or soft material that will exfoliate in the next 2-3 weeks, especially at the white line area.
  2. Using a hoof knife trim and clean the frog, bars and commissures. Remove all loose sole and dirt with a wire brush.
  3. Pay special attention to the bars. The bars should not be lying over onto the sole as this could cause a pressure point. If the bars are lying down, trim them back to proper position.
  4. NOTE: Only if hoof is oily, wipe the affected areas with a cloth moistened with denatured alcohol being careful not to saturate the hoof. Do not use acetone!
  5. Have all materials ready before proceeding to the next step.
  6. Holding sole upward dry hoof thoroughly using a heat gun for 30-45 seconds. Do not overheat. Keep heat source approximately 6 inches away from sole. NOTE: All hooves contain natural moisture and must be dried exactly in the manner described above. This step is critical for the product to achieve the appropriate bond to the sole.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE - WITH PADS

  1. If open at heels: Place mixing tip under the pad at the heel and fill to back of the pad.
  2. If there is no access: Pre-drill a 5/16 inch hole in the pad near the apex of the frog and nail into position under the shoe. Place mixing tip against the hole and dispense until filled to the back of the pad. Cover the hole with a small piece of duct tape.
  3. Once set, in approximately 30 seconds, release the hoof. Replace mixing tip and repeat process as necessary.
  4. Trim any excess material.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE - WITHOUT PADS

  1. Wire brush the sole and dry thoroughly with a heat gun or hair dryer.
  2. Cut a piece of Equi-Mesh (REF #46030) to the outline of the shoe and place between the hoof and shoe, putting the curved side toward the sole.
  3. Nail the shoe into position. If the sole is flat, seating out the shoe is advised.
  4. With the frog turned upward, apply Equi-Pak underneath the web of the shoe and fill in the sole until the desired level is achieved. This is usually to the top of the shoe.  NOTE: For added support, load to ground level using a Foam Board (REF #46015).
  5. Hold the hoof until the Equi-Pak sets, approximately 30 seconds, then release.

APPLICATION PHOTOS

  1. Support and protection only where you want it. Block out areas where support is not desired such as abscesses and other areas of concern . 
  2. Filled to ground level, Equi-Pak provides full support for weak, thin soled and sensitive feet.
  3. Equi-Pak provides temporary support and comfort for laminitic and foundered cases until x-rays can be taken.
  4. Equi-Pak can be used in a thin layer to provide protection against stone bruises in rough riding conditions with or without a pad.

Videos

Equi-Pak Open Fill Technique
Learn how to apply Equi-Pak using an open fill technique.
Equi-Pak/Equi-Build Half and Half Fill with Mesh
Learn how to apply a half Equi-Pak, half Equi-Build fill using mesh.
Equi-Pak Step Fill Technique
Learn how to apply Equi-Pak using a step fill technique.
Equi-Pak Under Foam Board
Learn how to apply Equi-Pak using a step fill technique.
Equi-Pak Abscess Block Out
Learn how to block out an abscess when using Equi-Pak.
Benefits of Equi-Pak Hoof Pad Material vs. Silicones
Frank Dugan discusses the differences between silicone materials used under hoof pads and Equi-Pak.

Testimonials

I have to thank you! Equi-Pak has transformed my horses’ feet!! He has gone from a flat footed, broken back angled very sad looking horse to almost normal shaped hooves. He now has heels!!! We took the most recent pack out of his back feet and the cleft of frog is now noticeably deeper, his feet are symmetrical and his frogs are at the right level – they had prolapsed to below the level of his shoe. Now the rasp does not come into contact with it if you lay it over the heels. We now use the frog fill technique to keep the support on the frog, his soles have improved so much as have the hoof walls. Every time my farrier comes to do his feet she can’t believe the improvement from one shoeing to the next! You can also see how the angle has improved by the new growth of the hoof, his very obvious bull nose is almost gone completely and his usual medial flares are so minor compared to what they were like before. We are religious about doing his feet every 5 weeks – or less if I have a show on or there is a weekend in the way – I would rather do them early than late! I am going to send you my photos when I put them into sequence – we have taken photos at every shoeing!
Tamsin
Chopper is a Jerusalem donkey that had White Line Diseases in his left hind and by the time I was called had infected 3/4 of his foot. I removed a 2" by 3" inch section of his 4" foot exposing the infected area. He was also treated with white lightning for a week until it was completely gone. Then I rebuilt his foot with Equi-Thane Super Fast laying two coffee stirring straws one on each side for drainage in case of infection. I then covered the area removed with Super Fast making a shoe, then packed his foot with Equi-Pak. We have repeated this every four to five weeks for six months now he is 100% healed. Thanks to Vettec, a great customer, a willing donkey and my experience as a farrier.
Jack Brock, Master Farrier, Virginia
Timmy is a 20 something warmblood gelding. Around the first of May he was diagnosed with a mild case of laminitis. Farrier John Turner decided on a conservative shoeing protocol that included Vettec Equi-Pak CS pours in both front feet. Timmy did okay for about 4 weeks and had a relapse with x-rays showing founder in both front feet. John wanted to make Timmy more comfortable and contacted me about using Vettec SuperFast on the bottom of the hospital plate. It was a success. Timmy not only became immediately more comfortable and stopped shifting his weight, John called and told me he turned and moved so easily it amazed him. I had a chance to see Timmy last week and he is doing well. He continues to move and turn comfortably with the EquiPak and SuperFast application. I will have another update in a few weeks. Great job John and thanks for your faith in Vettec products! These are the types of stories we love to hear. : )
Lynne Myers
Today I had the pleasure of using the new Ultra Vettec Gun for the first time. I had a challenging case of a 17 hand Clydesdale with a quarter crack in his medial heel. The gun was an absolute God send! The molded shoe I used required 7 tubes of Adhere and 2 tubes of Sole-Guard. This would have usually be quite a hard job just dispensing that volume of material but the Ultra Gun made it so easy.
Robert Stevenson

FAQs

What is the purpose of Equi-Pak & Equi-Pak|Soft?

To prevent sore feet or to comfort a sore-footed horse.
Click here to view application video.

Do I have to use a pad with this material?

For therapeutic or lameness cases you can fill to ground level. For animals in work a pad is strongly recommended. 

How do I use it without a pad?

After the shoe is nailed on, scrub the sole with denatured alcohol and dry thoroughly. Apply Equi-Pak or Equi-Pak|Soft onto the sole, hold the hoof for 30 seconds and release.

NOTE: If wet conditions are expected, tack on a piece of Equi-Mesh as added insurance. 

Does Equi-Pak / EP|Soft leaves a "Cheesy Sole " like silicone?

No, the sole is left in great condition. It pares out beautifully.

Does Equi-Pak / EP|Soft absorb shock better than silicone?

Yes. Silicone simply transfers shock up the leg while Equi-Pak displaces it.

Can the material be loaded to ground level?

Yes. After the shoe is nailed on, simply dry the sole and place a foam board over the shoe and dispense the material at the heels, and fill it up to the heels or bulbs.

NOTE: Equi-Pak & Equi-Pak|Soft Hoof Packing will adhere to leather and rubber pads, as well as some types of polyethylene pads.

Will the material change shape after time?

No, once Equi-Pak & Equi-Pak|Soft sets it stays the same shape until removed.

Does Equi-Pak / EP|Soft generate any heat?

Yes, a very small amount.

HINT: In extremely hot conditions it's best to cool the material before dispensing, as it may go off hotter than normal.

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Equi-Pak Instant Pad Material Soft 46121 Part A SDS
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