QUARTER CRACK PATCH
is a set of pads made of high quality polyurethane for the treatment of Quarter-Cracks. Even today these cracks are often healed using screws, wire and lacing. MUSTAD HOOFCARE has come up with "QUARTER CRACK PATCH", to heal Quarter-Cracks without deep aggression to the hoof.
1) Take the shoe off and trim the hoof.
2) Burn or cut at the top of the crack to stop it from further cracking.
3) Remove about 3 mm of wall horn on the ground surface behind the crack to prevent weight bearing.
4) Shoe the horse (possibly using GLU-II with a heartbar or metalbar shoe).
5) Choose the size of the patch.
6) Gently rasp or file then sand the area where the patch is to be applied.
7) Degrease the hoof wall and the patch, using acetone or dehydrated alcohol with a clean 100% cotton cloth.
8) Lift the hoof and press the Quarter-Crack-Patch together. Put a little glue on the patch then apply firmly and quickly against the hoof (the glue needs a certain humidity to be effective). Store the glue in a dark and cool place. A QUARTER CRACK PATCH set contains 3 patches, 1 tube of glue, 1 emery cloth and instructions.
HOOF PRO TECT
As many more horses are now being schooled in all weather manèges it is apparent that the abrasive nature of these surfaces is becoming a major problem for hooves. The result is often excessive wear to the front quarters of the hoof wall causing the horn to become concave and thin.
Apart from the adverse visual appearance of a worn hoof wall, the hoof capsule is considerably weakened and can be a problem for the farrier when placing nails. Left unchecked, sensitive tissue can also be exposed. This tends to be a particular problem where novice riders are being schooled, but we have also seen top dressage horses with this type of hoof wear. This new product from Mustad will therefore be of interest to all riders who regularly exercise in sand schools.
HOOF PRO TECT consists of 4 crescent shaped pieces of a thin, but tough, polyurethane plastic that are glued to the hoof wall with special fast acting cyanoacrylate glue supplied with the product. Once in place, the material becomes virtually transparent and completely stops hoof wall abrasion. It can be nailed through and is trimmed off with the horn as it grows down.