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Vettec has been manufacturing and distributing the highest level of horse hoof care products worldwide for over 15 years. Vettec’s extensive line of hoof related materials allow your hoof care professional to complete hoof repairs and glue on shoes with Adhere, urethane adhesive, as well as create instant horse shoes and foal extensions with Super Fast, equi-thane adhesive.

Vettec produces six instant hoof pad materials to promote heel and sole growth, eliminate thrush, protect and support the equine foot, and prevent stone bruising. The wide variety of instant hoof pad materials allows you and your farrier to select the proper material depending on your horse’s hoof.  Equi-BuildEqui-PakEqui-Pak|CSEqui-Pak|SoftSil-Pak and Sole-Guard were all designed to protect and support your horse’s hoof.

Not sure which Vettec hoof care product is right for you? No problem, we have a product comparison page to help you decide.

We hope you'll find the information on our website both educational and inspiring. Be sure to frequently visit our blog for the most up to date information on Vettec products and application techniques, upcoming hoof care clinics with our field reps, and other industry news.

What does the foot look like after Sole-Guard is removed

on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 22:07

Riders always ask us, "What does the foot look like after Sole-Guard is removed?" We say it looks good but a picture is worth a thousand words. Here's a before and after on an endurance horse that wears this same package of steel shoes and Sole-Guard from February through August...every 6 weeks.

Vettec Adhesive Helps a Turtle Heal

on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 19:02

We are always interested in scenarios where Vettec products are used for repairing something other than hooves.  Recently we received the following interesting story from a turtle rehabilitation organization

The turtle pictured was run over by a car. Her carapace (top shell) was fractured with soft tissue damage underneath.  After administering pain medication I cleaned the carapace around the fracture and glued the post to it using your glue. The posts are used in the automotive industry, but work great for turtle repair.

After the glue set I ran zip ties through the posts (that is what

Vettec's 3rd Annual Hands On Clinic at IHCS

on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:54

The 3rd Annual Vettec Hands on Clinic at the International Hoofcare Summit was a great success! We had several stations available for our 200+ attendees.  The stations covered topics such as gluing on shoes or boots, pour-in-pad materials for shod and unshod feet and creating custom shoes with Super Fast.  Each attendee was encouraged to participate in order to learn more about how Vettec products work and to become comfortable using them.  If you are interested in attending or arranging a hands on clinic, please contact us, we would welcome the opportunity to work with you.

High-level jumping horse with a severe club foot

on Fri, 02/13/2015 - 19:00

Farrier Caleb Fisher of Gordonville, PA recently worked on a high-level jumping horse with a severe club foot.

He used a double layer of foam boards to add extra concavity in pad. The shoe applied was a Polyflex glue-on and he used Equi-Pak Soft in the commissures of the frog for comfort and support.  Regular Equi-Pak was immediately applied over the Soft to form the rest of the pad.  This photo was taken 25 days after the pad was applied.

 

Vettec is offering a chance to win at IHCS!

on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 19:07

Attention 2015 International Hoof Care Summit attendees:

Keep your eyes open for the Vettec quiz in the Jan/Feb issue of American Farriers Journal for a chance to win one of our Deluxe Dispensing Guns (an $89 dollar value)!  Simply locate the quiz on page 40, fill in the correct names of the products, remove the page and bring it to booth #417 and we will enter your name into our drawing.  Be sure to write your name, phone number and email address on your entry, we will notify winners at the end of the show.

Good Luck

 

 

Can Equi-Pak Be Used In Snowy Areas?

on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 20:40

This time of year people wonder about using Equi-Pak or other Vettec pour in pad materials on their horses.  The answer is that you can absolutely use Equi-Pak or the other pad materials in the snow.  These materials makes a great snow pad and won't allow snow and ice to build up in the sole.  Keep in mind that if your horses stand in the paddock all day, they will most likely get some snow sticking to the pad materials, but once they start moving the snow just falls off.

 

Vettec Use on Snow and Ice

on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:29

This time of year we receive many questions about using Vettec products on the snow and the ice.  People want to know if our products will work to prevent snowball build up, if the materials will protect their horses feet in winter and also what to do to prevent slips on icy ground.  We thought we'd address these issues for anyone wondering.

When trying to protect the foot and prevent snowball buildup, you can use any of the Equi-Pak products; Equi-Pak, Equi-Pak CS or Equi-Pak Soft (under a pad for the Soft) as pour in pad materials.

Preparing for Winter

on Fri, 11/14/2014 - 22:34

As the days turn colder and winter approaches, it is time to think about preparing your horse for the changing climate.  Below is a checklist of tips we compiled to help you in your preparation.

  • Check horse blankets for wear and tear, replace or mend any blankets with holes.
  • Add additional bedding to the stalls for warmth.
  • Clean the barn out, removing dust and cobwebs so the air is clean while your horse is shut in for longer time periods.
  • If your horse is pastured, provide adequate shelter.
  • Make sure there is plenty of fresh, non frozen, clean water for your horses.

Super Fast shoes help a horse become sound

on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:27

Hi there Vettec. I had a case I thought I'd share with you from the other day. I had a Shetland pony who couldn't walk to the shoeing bay because they thought she had laminitis. When I inspected her feet I saw that her feet had been cut back too far and made her "sole bound". So with the use of Super Fast I created 2 front shoes for her. Even to my own amazement the mare left the shoeing bay and trotted back to her paddock. I saw her again in a week and the shoes were still holding strong. There was a very happy pony raising her young foal. Great result with a great product from Vettec.   

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