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post #1 of 2 Old 01-20-2020, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Equi Pak

I have a 20 year old TWH who has contracted heels and frogs and thrush that no treatment seems to help.

I am considering using an Equi Pak hoof fill in designed to treat thrush. I am hoping that with his frogs touching a surface perhaps they will start growing again.

I wanted to see if anyone had experience with this product.

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post #2 of 2 Old 01-20-2020, 06:39 PM
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Yes it helps with thrush but make sure you buy the EquiPak CS, as that has copper sulfate in it.

Sometimes there isn’t a lot that can be done for contracted heels. My TWH’s contracted heels barely improved after I took him barefoot 14 years ago.

He is metabolic and foundered, so wore EquiPak for nearly a year. His shoes were and are reset every five weeks; he wears a different co figuration now.

The EquiPak is not a magic bullet. The horse needs frequent trimming by a farrier who knows what they are doing.

I have learned the hard way there aren’t near as many farriers who actually know what they are doing, as there are “shuckers and jivers” who know just enough to put a decent trim on healthy hooves but need their tools confiscated when it comes to special needs hooves:)

A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.

I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.
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