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EkoPro Glue is Eko Hoofcare’s own-brand glue for attaching hoof blocks to lame cattle. It is designed to stick with confidence when applying a wide range of wooden blocks, as well as TP blocks.
At Ekohoofcare, we have years of experience, research and testing in this field. This led us to sourcing, improving and launching a glue of our own, suitable for all conditions.
EkoPro glue is formulated for a rapid cure time. It is ideal in all temperatures, with an average set time of 25 seconds. You do not require a hotbox for using EkoPro Glue, however mild heat is recommended.
Why Do I need to Apply a Hoof Block?
Applying a block plays a vital role in the treatment of lame cattle. A hoof block is the best way to treat a wide range of lameness issues among cattle. These include sole ulcers, white line infections and necrotic toes. They also help to relieve bruising.
Failure to address chronic lameness can result in irreversible damage. This can result in premature culling and increased herd cost.
You will reduce weight on the casualty claw by using a hoof block. The block elevates the injury from the ground, allowing time for the issue to heal. Therefore the hoof block provides the lame cow with the mobility she needs until her claw recovers.
We prefer and recommend wooden blocks, as they wear down naturally over time. These transfer weight gradually back to the casualty claw resulting in a more controlled recovery.
Find out more here about hoofblocks and lameness.
How do I apply a Hoof Block?
With the correct procedure and routine, hoof blocks can be easy and quick to apply. Preparation is key. The claw should be clean and dry to allow for maximum sticking potential. Here are the 4 main steps:
- Firstly, the claw should be lightly tracked in two directions, with the edge of a trimming knife. This increases the surface area for the glue to stick.
- Remove moisture by applying light heat to both the claw and the block. Be careful not to over- heat.
- Using EkoPro glue and a fresh mixer tip, apply an even layer of glue to the block. Without delay, position and place the block on the claw. Do not squeeze the claw in place, as it will disperse the glue.
- As the glue begins to set, check the levels and positioning. Apply light heat to accelerate the cure time if desired.
Why Choose EkoPro Glue?
EkoPro Glue is one of only a small number of glue products on the market suitable for all climates. EkoPro Glue is consistent and reliable, meaning fewer shoe losses after application. Its rapid cure time means you can apply blocks with minimum delay times. This means effective, efficient treatments.
EkoPro Glue is available singularly or in bulk for best discounts. Speak to our team today for options on glue, blocks and mixer tip packages on +353 87 090 0360 or email@example.com