A Shoe from A tube

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    ray steele Administrator

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    I ve started this thread because a friend, Boris, is looking for info about constructing a "Liquid shoe" .

    I will try to dig up some of the material that a farrier whom if I remember correctly used silicone molds and Vet Tec urethane products, it will take me a day or so because I busy copper plating some rolled nails.

    For some reason the name Derek Poupard sticks in my head about the silicone molds, and i m sure a # of other folk have constructed "shoes" on site with urethanes and other products.

    Boris, if this meets your needs ,please explain what info you are looking for>

    regards

    Ray
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    boris New Member

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    Hi all,
    horse owners often ask me about polymer shoes from a tube. I had never worked with them. So I'm going to ask you a few questions:
    1. how these shoes perform the main task - protecting the hoof;
    2. is it possible to use these in therapeutic shoeing;
    3. how long to stay on the hoof;
    4. the effect on the health of the foot;
    5. for what kind of horses are used;
    6. slip or not;
    7. cost of;
    in general, I am interested in yours opinion
    Regards
    Boris from Russia
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    ray steele Administrator

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    Boris,

    look up Derek Poupard, he was marketing a mold for installing ,in place urethane shoes, there are several You Tube infomercials about them.

    As for price, I think it would need to be figured by the size of the hoof, thickness/volume of the shoe etc. At say $30.00 usd per 180cc tube plus tip, for the most common urethane material.

    Regards

    Ray
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    brian robertson Active Member

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    Derek encountered a world of legal resistance to his idea
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    boris New Member

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    Thank's guys! Likely that urethane shoes have a future. But in the meantime they are too expensive. I think that is why they are used in the not worst place in the world - Dubai.
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    ray steele Administrator

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    Brian,

    in what way?

    thanks

    ray
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    brian robertson Active Member

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    patent infringement I believe he said. also Vettec wasn't happy about something else.
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    ray steele Administrator

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    if so, the info is still available on the internet and helps explain some ideas of the "shoe in a tube"

    ray

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