Vettec Equi-Pak CS Helps Prevent Snowballing in Horse Hooves During Winter Season
Pour-in pad provides durable support and protection against thrush in wet conditions
OXNARD, CALIF. – DEC. 8, 2015 – As temperatures in parts of the country dip below freezing and weather presents wet conditions, horses become susceptible to snowballing and thrush in their hooves. Tab Pigg, Vettec’s Farrier-at-Large, recommends that farriers and horse owners apply snowball pads or pour-in pad material to horse’s hooves during the cold season to prevent snow becoming impacted in the hoof cavity. Vettec Equi-Pak CS can serve as a snowball pad and its special formula can reduce the likelihood of thrush, which often surfaces during wet seasons.
Using Solar Support to Aid Healing of White Line Disease
by Tab Pigg
Dampness can Lead to Fungus in the Hoof
No matter the season, anytime wet conditions are present, bacteria and fungus can get trapped in a horse’s hoof wall. Similar to human toenails, once fungus and bacteria have set in, it’s very difficult to conquer. This combination of pathogens in the hoof wall is a recipe for White Line Disease.
Are you interested in gaining some insight on techniques and a hands-on opportunity to apply hoof products? Vettec’s Reps Tab Pigg and Lynne Myers are leading hands-on clinics in Norman, Okla. and Social Circle, Ga. to teach shoeing techniques and options to equine professionals. I invite you to stop by to visit the workshops and share the experience with your viewers. Handbooks and product demos will be available for anyone who attends.
Vettec’s Sole-Guard Helps Horses Comfortably Transition to Unshod
Fast-Setting Hoof Protectant Provides Durable, Shock Absorbent Support for Pregnant Mares
OXNARD, CALIF. – MAR. 18, 2015 – 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.
The Horse’s Hoof Magazine Winter 2014-Issue 53 was released on January 1st! This is just a quick post to make sure that you know about it.
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The Horse’s Hoof Magazine starts a brand new year and would like you to join them!
This new year issue is bigger and better than ever, with the most amazing barefoot stories and articles from all over the world! Several themes seems to run strongly through this issue, including the topics of foundered horses, and equine diet/nutrition. But perhaps the most touching, heart-warming, and inspirational theme is that of the one special horse that changes your life forever — we hear from several authors about their special horse.
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The PDF file is a summary of some important equine barefoot events that are substantiated TheHorsesHoof.com, written as neutrally as possible. Most of the events listed in the PDF file took place in North America.
Horses are not born with metal shoes on their hooves! Are you doing what is best for your horse’s hooves? How healthy are your horse’s feet? Learn more about the Barefoot Movement at TheHorsesHoof.com