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Hoof Jack Repair with SuperFast

on Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:56

The Hoof Jack is a durable, well made tool, but when a big horse decides to break something, it’s better to get out of the way and protect yourself from getting broken.  Once again SuperFast proves its worth for fixing just about anything….we roughed up the surface, drilled a few holes, applied SuperFast to both sides, and left it ugly….the beauty is in the savings.   If you have an unusual fix with SuperFast, track down a Vettec rep and provide pictures…you’ll likely get a free cartridge for your troubles.

 

Two Minutes With Tab - We Want to Hear From You!

on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 16:24

We have just finished shooting 7 new segments of Two Minutes With Tab.  Now we would like to hear from you all to see what topics you would like to see next.  Email us: info@vettec.com or find us on Facebook and let us know your thoughts. 

 

Vettec Hands on Workshop at Lookout Mountain School

on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 21:12
Students at Lookout Mountain School learn how to glue on shoes with Vettec's Adhere.

Lookout Mountain School of Horseshoeing recently hosted a Vettec Hands on Workshop with Lynne Myers.  Lynne helped the students learn how to glue on shoes and repair hoof wall with Adhere.  She also showed them how to create a custom shoe with Super Fast.

Scheduling a Hands on Workshop is easy, and best of all it is free!  Vettec provides all of the needed materials and a Vettec rep goes through various applications so that participants can become familiar with using the products.

"Modify Your Tools to Fit Your Needs"

on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:09

(Excerpt from April 2015 issue of American Farriers Journal)

Modify Your Tools to Fit Your Needs

Simple tweaks to your equipment can improve safety and efficiency

By Jeff Cota, Associate Editor

Many people have a difficult time adjusting to change.  Change can be good, though.  It can make work environments safer, improve efficiency and save money.

Vettec’s Sole-Guard Helps Horses Comfortably Transition to Unshod

on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 22:47

As horses enter breeding season this spring, pregnant mares become less active while bearing extra weight from pregnancy. Tab Pigg, Vettec’s Farrier-at-Large, recommends that farriers and horse owners remove horseshoes during pregnancy and use pour-in pad materials during the time period without shoes. Vettec’s Sole-Guard product helps serve as a transitional material when going from shod to unshod hooves by providing extra support as the hooves acclimate to barefoot.

Sole-Guard is a fast-setting, liquid urethane pour-in pad material providing durable support that retains its shape and

Equi-Pak helps with chronic laminitis

on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:32

Nancy Stukenburg's farrier uses Vettec products and she recently shared this success story with us:

Pocahontas had clogs, then we switch to metal shoes using Equi-Pak. These photos show her on the second set. She was already on it during the winter for 7 weeks. She was still lame, I believe it might be due to the icy weather. She got her second set this past Monday the 16th. I guess this makes 8-9 weeks. She is doing better on this set.  Her hoofs are almost full grown out.  She not lame anymore. I love it.

 

 

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.

 

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