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    Hoof Mate Soaking Tablets - 30 Pack

    Manufacturer: The Hoof Co
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    Hoof Mate is a powerful and economical weapon against long standing conditions of the hoof and lower leg - such as thrush, white line disease and scratches. Hoof Mate is a self activating chlorine dioxide tablet that will create an activated chlorine dioxide solution. Chlorine Dioxide has a long history of use in human medicine as a topical disinfectant. Need to thoroughly cleanse contracted heels, central sulcus, collateral grooves, abscess holes, hoof cracks? Hoof Mate is the answer. Combine with our handy Monoject Syringes for an easy daily flush. Perfect in combination with our HOOF CLAY for thrush or BEESWAX BLUE BALLS for Seedy Toe and white line infections in between soaks. DIRECTION FOR USAGE OF HOOF MATE Zydox ® FACT SHEET Use the supplies and instructions listed below to treat your horse’s feet with Hoof Mate What supplies will you need? For cleaning and soaking horse’s feet: Water, liquid dish soap 1 litre trigger spray bottle Stiff bristled brush, hoof pick farrier nail Hoof soaking boots OR buckets or rubber pans. For mixing and measuring the soaking solution: Clean, empty 1 litre bottle Hoof Mate tablets Directions Clean the hooves thoroughly. Prepare your horse’s hooves for soaking by cleaning them thoroughly, top and bottom. Scrape away packed-in and caked-on mud and dirt with a hoof pick. Use a hoof knife to trim away flaps of loose tissue from the frog, and to open up cracks and crevices in the white line and hoof wall. Brush to remove dirt and caked-on mud below the fetlock. NB: it’s important to clean thoroughly so soaking solution can reach the affected tissue. Add some soap to a spray bottle and fill with water to blast dirt and debris out of the central sulcus of the frog if it’s closed up into a crevice from heel bulb contraction. Use the spray bottle and a horseshoe nail to blast and pick dirt and debris out of cracks and crevices in the white line and hoof wall. Run the nail all the way around the frog to clean out the dirt line and collateral grooves of the frog. Remove as much packed-in dirt and loose tissue as you can, so the soaking solution can flow easily to areas affected by fungal or bacterial growth. Finally, use a brush and spray bottle to scrub feet thoroughly top and bottom with liquid dish soap and water. Put a soaking boot on each foot as you finish scrubbing so that it stays clean. If your horse is not used to wearing soaking boots, let him wear them for a while before adding any liquid. Add plain or soapy water to the boots and again let him wear them for a while. It will help clean his hooves and get him used to the feeling of liquid inside the boots. Pour the water out of the boots before mixing the solution in the next step. Place your horse in a stall or yard with plenty of grass or hay to keep him quiet and happy. Prepare the soaking solution. The solution created by Hoof Mate is an activated chlorine dioxide solution. It is fast acting but may bleach and discolour hair and may irritate open wounds or sensitive tissue if instructions are not carefully followed. Note: Use Hoof Mate solutions in a well ventilated area. Read and understand label information and cautions about activated chlorine dioxide solutions. Do NOT breathe the gas.