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What is the Equilox Adhesive Hoof Repair System and how does it work?
The Equilox Adhesive Hoof Repair System is the farrier's best tool for fixing old problems. Equilox Adhesive is an extremely flexible resin for easy shaping and filing that tightly bonds to the natural hoof and remains intact to endure tremendous pressure — even nailing.
What are its applications?
Equilox Adhesive can be used in many applications, from gluing on aluminum shoes to major hoof reconstruction and restoring hoof wall integrity, as in laminitis or quarter cracks.
How is it used to treat laminitis or repair quarter cracks?
The damaged hoof wall is rasped down and an artificial wall is built from Equilox Adhesive and a layer of composite fabric. Once applied, Equilox Adhesive sets up in minutes. When cured, the hoof can be rasped, nailed, and trimmed just like natural hoof wall. As the natural hoof wall regenerates down, the Equilox repair is trimmed off.
How and when was it developed?
Developed in 1988 after many trials and extensive research at leading universities and equine centers throughout the U.S., the Equilox Adhesive Hoof Repair System was originally used to treat competitive horses. Now, Equilox Adhesive is used by farriers, equine centers, and horse owners - as well as various zoo and wildlife centers - throughout the world.
What are its directions for use?
Note: Prior to the application of Equilox Adhesive, the hoof wall should be thoroughly cleaned and prepared.

Equilox Adhesive Directions for Use (single-use system):
  1. Open container. Remove accelerator ampule bag and red cup.
  2. Knead accelerator bag thoroughly before dispensing.
  3. Cut dispensing nozzle of accelerator bag and dispense all contents into container on top of the adhesive.
  4. Mix thoroughly for at least one to 1.5 minutes. Scrape sides and bottom.
  5. Apply adhesive and allow to set.
  6. Combine used components in container, cap, and dispose.
You can find more information regarding directions for use in our Step-by-Step Guide or How-to videos.
What is its cure time?
Equilox I Slower Setting Formula Adhesive sets in 6 - 8 minutes and has a cure time of 10 - 13 minutes at 70° Fahrenheit. Equilox II Faster Setting Adhesive was developed for colder temperatures, sets in 4 - 6 minutes, and cures in approximately 6 - 8 minutes at 70° Fahrenheit. Curing times will vary depending on air temperature during application. Cooling the adhesive in the refrigerator prior to use can also lengthen the cure time, while warming shortens the cure time.
What is its shelf life?
Equilox Adhesive has a shelf life of at least 6 months from the fill date indicated on the label - or longer if stored in a cool place. It should be stored away from direct sunlight or excessive heat, and protected from freezing.
Is Equilox Hoof Support Impression Material also an adhesive?
No. Equilox Hoof Support Impression Material is not adhesive and must be held in place with a pad or hospital plate. It provides resilient sole and frog support to the laminitis or dropped foot.
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