Radius of the hoof
Avoid annoying inconveniences caused by anearobic bacteria growing in the radius of the hoof. It usually appears as a pungent smelling fluid in the hoof area. The radius degenerates and the hoof rots away. With the right measures it is a discomfort which can be easily treated.
This problem is easily identified by your veterinarian and/or farrier. If early treatment takes place much suffering can be prevented.
This inconveniëns may be incurred if the horse is kept in a humid environment for a long time. The hooves become soft and cannot recover.
The main factors that play a role in the development are dirt, moisture and poor hoof care. A dirty and wet stable is often the main cause of this disease. In a stable or paddock that is moist and dirty, the bacterias gain entry into the hoof area and cause an infection of the contaminated hoof, mainly in the narrow, middle radius of the hoof. If this is treated immediately, recovery is almost always possible and severe damage of the tissues of the hooves as well can be avoided.
One of the symptoms is a bad smelling hoof. This smell is produced by the grey fluid in the hoof area as a result of thrush. Also a black discoloration of the horn of the hoof is visible and the hoof becomes soft.
Besides keeping horse stables and surroundings clean to help in preventing, Hypozin can be used to prevent this. When the hoof ray becomes softer, apply a thin layer Hypozin.
The hooves shall be regularly cleaned to remove dirt. The decaying parts of the horn shall be removed, preferably by a farrier. It is important to expose the affected spot to oxygen, as this reduces the growth of anaerobic bacteria which cause thrush.
Apply a layer Hypozin to the cleaned area. This will dry and disinfect the treated area. This treatment shall be repeated daily until a satisfactory result is achieved.
Hypozin is tested on Fusobaterium necrophorum, the bacterium that causes thrush, by an independent bacteriological laboratory.
The results of testing conducted by the firm Bactimm.
MICROBIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION REPORT – Efficacy of antimicrobial preservation test
Zinkpasta (LIN 00.003) Batch : 08L20004A
|Fusobaterium necrophorum||t=0*||t=0||t=5 min||t=1 h||t=24 h|
|CFU count (10log)||7.7||4.7||4.8||4.7||< 4.0|
|10log reduction||–||3.0||2.9||3.0||> 3.7|
LIN: Laboratory Identification Number; *t=0 inoculum count (in PFZ + Tween)
REFERENCE METHOD(S) EP 5. 1. 3
Bactimm – Farmalyse laboratories are certified to ISO 9001:2000, ISO 13485:2003 and have the GMP and GLP GCLP (microbial validation) licenses to perform analysis.
Hypozin is a safe product. Hypozin supports and protects the hoof and keeps it strong and healthy. Only for external use as stated on the label. Do not use on open wounds.
Hypozin does not replace any veterinarian or farrier and is not a medicine.
Hypozin contains a very high concentration of zinc oxide, in contrast to zinc ointment (zinc ointment contains 10% zinc oxide). The zinc oxide component has a drying effect and offers protection from the effects of body fluids (urine and feces in the stables).
The balanced formulation of essential ingredients is to ensure the specific effect of Hypozin.
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