Material used for this sheet is Vettec’s Equi-Pak™
Equi-Pak™ (by Vettec) is a fast setting, 25-30 second cure, liquid urethane hoof packing material that provides durable, shock absorbent, cushioned support which retains its shape and flexibility. Equi-Pak™ adheres to the sole sealing out moisture and debris, protecting both the frog and sole.
• Best used between 65 and 85F (18 to 29 C).
• Best done while wearing latex or rubber gloves.
- To open cartridge, remove the tip with nippers. Insert cartridge into dispenser, label side up.
- Before attaching the mixing tip, equalize the cartridge by squeezing out a small amount to ensure that both sides are dispensing evenly.
- Attach tip by pressing and twisting clockwise
- Trim and conservatively pare out the sole, leaving some exfoliated sole. Clean well with a wire brush.
- DRY HOOF THOROUGHLY using a heat gun or hair dryer. Don’t overheat!
- If the hoof is oily, wipe the affected areas with a cloth moistened with DENATURED ALCOHOL being careful not to saturate the hoof. Dry thoroughly. DO NOT USE ACETONE!
PROCEDURE: WITH PADS
- Pads are not necessary with Sound Horse horseshoes
PROCEDURE: WITHOUT PADS
- Wire brush the sole and dry thoroughly with a heat gun or hair dryer.
- Apply the Sound Horse “glue-on” horseshoe. No “seating out” is necessary since the Sound Horse shoes have a patented concaved rim pad that will lock the urethane hoof pack in place.
- For larger shoes (1.5, 2 & 3) you might consider using mesh reinforcement. Cut a piece of Vettec “Equi-Mesh” inch smaller than the outline of the shoe & pop into the bottom of the shoe… this will be held loosely in the concaved relief.
- With the frog turned upward, apply Equi-Pak underneath the web of the shoe and fill in the sole until the desired level is achieved. This is usually to the top of the shoe.
NOTE: For added support, load to ground level by using a Foamboard.
- Hold the hoof until the Equi-Pak sets, approximately 25-30 seconds, then release.
- Areas of wetness, bleeding, or infection should not be covered. Once healed, use the product.
- During hot weather conditions, Equi-Pak™ may cure at a higher temperature. Equi-Pak™ may be applied in layers to reduce heat.
- Equi-Pak™ will adhere to leather and rubber pads, as well as some types of urethane pads.
COLD CONDITIONS (Below 65 F)
- Failure to keep the hooves, shoes, and Equi-Pak™ warm will dramatically slow the cure time.
- Store the cartridges in an insulated container warmed with microwaveable heat pads or 1 to 2 tightly capped gallon jugs filled with hot water.
- In freezing temperatures, 32 F or less, the shoes must be warmed to keep condensation from forming on them and preventing a bond with the urethane.
HOT CONDITIONS (Above 85 F)
- Equi-Pak™ will set very quickly. To slow the set time, store the material in an insulated cooler with 1 or 2 freezer packs.
- Note: In hot weather conditions, Equi-Pak™ may cure at a higher temperature. When temperature is an issue, Equi-Pak™ may be applied in layers to reduce heat.