Below is a great question we recieved from a Vettec user, and our recommendations to her.
I would like to know which product you would recommend for the following:
I have 4 horses and I'm having major problems with their feet. We live in tropical Queensland, where in the summer we have massive rain fall and it's hot. The horses feet do not fare well. We have problems with seedy toe, white line fever, abscesses and thrush.
We need something that will help heal the problems now and something for prevention for our next wet season.
This is a great case study submitted by farrier, Jack Brock:
"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
Japanese farrier Tomohiro Otani uses beige Adhere to glue a shoe on a foot compromised by White Line Disease. He uses a peroxide type product in a syringe to kill bacteria and a home made tool for cleaning. This simple tool is made from a rasp tang with a handle made from SuperFast. To allow maximum hoof flex, adhesive is not applied to the entire circumference of the capsule. Otani saves the white peel off backing from using our blue foam boards, and uses them to smooth the application to save both material and rasping time.
This is a case were farrier, Seth Parker, worked to remedy white line disease using VettecAdhere material. White line disease is an anaerobic infection that causes separation of the wall and affects the contact zone between the hard outer wall and the middle layer of hoof tissue. In severe cases, lameness may develop, if left untreated, the result could be a rotated coffin bone. Due to these facts, Seth knew he needed to act quickly. Here is what he did:
"These are the front hooves of a Grand Prix Warm blood Jumper as he was presented to me for the first time.