A clay based antimicrobial hoof putty.
Trials showed that although Hoof-Stuff was brilliant in deeper cracks and crevices in the hoof it was unable to stay in shallower cracks and on the surface of the hoof. Artimud however can be smoothed, rolled, squashed, spread and moulded to stay in the area it was put so its active antimicrobial and healing agents can sort out the problem.
We have found it useful in the treatment of all the same problems as Hoof Stuff (although not as effective in deeper, anaerobic cracks) but mainly in shallower white line separations, frog clefts, external cracks, thrush etc.
Use Artimud in shallower, more open holes/cracks and Hoof-Stuff in deeper, tighter ones.
- Green french clay – an antimicrobial clay which gives the putty the perfect consistency
- Bio-active honey – for its antimicrobial qualities and ability to make the putty sticky
- Zinc Oxide – a powerful, yet harmless antimicrobial powder
- Tea tree oil – an essential oil well known for its bacteria and fungus fighting abilities.
- Eucalyptus oil – as well as being an effective antimicrobial, this essential oil assists in the toughening of weakened structures.
Do you have to remove and clean crevises in toe daily or does product stay in for certain time
The length of time the product stays in for varies (dependent on environment and the specific condition) but generally if the Artimud is staying well in the crevice then replacement is not necessary. Generally people find they have to replace it every few days. Once the crevice has had its initial flushing it will likely not be necessary to clean it out again if it does not get dirt in it again (i.e. if the pack is staying in place)
Should I use Hoof-Stuff or Artimud?
Hoof Stuff is generally used where the crevice is deeper and able to retain a fabric based pack. As a general rule deep & narrow = Hoof Stuff, shallow & wide = Artimud.
As a test see if damp cotton wool will pack into the crack, if it will Hoof Stuff will probably work best, if not opt for Artimud.
All the ingredients in Artimud are there to either have an antimicrobial effect or to improve the consistency and hence the longevity of its effect.