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Helping Horses With Hoof Packing

Manufacturer representatives and farriers share suggestions for success when using various products and educating owners
Oakum and pine tar have been packing material longer than anyone can remember and other ingredients like Venice turpentine, Epsom salt and iodine have been included in hoof packing for a long time, as well. Through the years, companies have introduced compounds that are effective in various needs for packing by providing some protection, support and treatment of the area.
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Hoof Packing: Answer “Why” Before Using Hoof Packing

With the variety of types and uses, think about how you plan on using hoof packing and what you hope to accomplish
Hoof packing isn't a new product for farriers. Home remedies and combinations like pine tar and oakum have been around for generations. And while the hoof packings used years ago are still effective and hold their own, manufacturers continue to introduce new ideas in this product line, trying to better address the specific problems. It is your responsibility to understand these before you use them.
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There's No One Way to Pack a Hoof

Many products and materials can be used for this job, so it makes sense for farriers to learn what’s best for which purpose

Packing a hoof is something farriers do regularly — perhaps too regularly, according to some people who provide hoof packing.


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