Vettec Inc. 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-Build, Equi-Pak, Equi-Pak|CS, Equi-Pak|Soft, Sil-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.
Have holes in your Muck Boots? Don't worry! Vettec has you covered. Use SG-20 Adhesive to repair your boots quick! SG-20 sets in 30 seconds and is water tight and ready to go within an hour. This adhesive is easy to apply and extremely durable.
Follow these simple steps to complete your repair:
Locate the hole in your Muck Boots that you want to repair.
Use a wire brush to "rough" up the rubber a bit. This helps hold the SG-20 in place.
Larkin Greene provided a follow up on a the case study involving a horse whose hoofwall was resected due to a keratoma. Here is what he reported:
After 10 weeks, the foot was overgrowing the shoe and our adhesive handiwork was coming loose. During that time the EquiPak CS and sterile gauze plug did it's job and the owner changed it out twice. Since the foot had grown down nicely we were able to reset the shoe without the need for adhesive reinforcement.
One of the limitations of hoof boots has always been fit, especially the short length in the heels. Even a boot that fits snugly on the capsule is often too short to adequately support the heels, especially if the boot is worn for more than a week. But just like any other hoof protection device, a boot is adjustable to a certain extent, and Easy Care's glue on boot even more so.
To compensate for the lack of heel support on this glue on boot, a window was cut in the toe area to allow the hoof to poke through, thus allowing the boot to be slid back between 1/8" and 1/4". This can make a
As summer approaches, we must think about how the hot weather can affect horses as they stand in the sun. Horses need extra attention during the summer months to keep them healthy and happy. We put together a list of reminders that will help you keep your horses comfortable this month.
Avoid sunburns by applying sunscreen to your horse, especially around the nose and muzzle. (Horses with white markings burn easier than others, so pay careful attention to these areas). You can use your own sunscreen, just make sure it has a high UV protection rating.
At Vettec, we love to hear from our users! Recently we received the following post on our Facebook page:
Just a quick thanks for making wonderful products!
We live in No. California on a ranch. A lot of this area is laden with rock, mostly volcanic. Working a horse on this type of ground can make them very foot sore. Using traditional pads was ok, but the cavity tended to pack full of debris & cause problems. Using a silicone material to fill the cavity didn't work any better. We started searching for a solution.
I had used your products on a barefoot horse that had foundered & I was
Students at Bob Smith's Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School take part in an Adhesives Day led by Vettec's Larkin Greene. Bob recently invested in the Blacksmith Buddy, a working artificial equine leg with replaceable hoof capsules, developed by Southern California farrier Wes Champagne. The device is an anatomically correct and articulating horse leg for training farriers, veterinarians, and blacksmiths. Replaceable hoof capsules are attached to the leg via a quick connect/release device and can be nipped, nailed, rasped, and glued several times.
"Howdy! Wanted to let you know how much I love your products and attribute it to my stallions successes in multi-day 50mile endurance rides. DB Air Alamahn finished 3rd in the AERC Jim Jones stallion award, 8th lightweight west region and reserve CSHA lightweight champion in 2012. He has over 1800 competition miles! DB Air Alamahn & DB BEY BARZ are both currently ranked 2nd this year in the Jim Jones award with 500 mile each and the season has just started! All these rides we completed with Equi-pak CS and I also use your other products in my everyday farrier work.
Meet endurance rider and EquiPak devotee Carey Brock from Delhi, California. Carey and her 7 year old Arab mare Khandy Kiss have made quite an impact in the sport of Multi-Day Endurance, trail rides that can span up to five days and beyond. In a sport where few riders log one thousand miles in one year on the same horse, Carey and Khandy have ridden 2,160 miles together in the last two years and are on track to earn the AERC 3K Award by the end of this year. If she makes it, Khandy will be one of the youngest horses to achieve that distinction.