Artimud is a clay based antimicrobial hoof putty - 500ml
Artimud is intended for use in gaps in hooves that may otherwise be prone to microbial invasion. It is designed to produce an environment that bacteria and fungus cannot grow in and to promote formation of healthy tissue. Its thick, clay consistency allows it to stick in cracks too shallow for the use of Hoof Stuff antimicrobial packs. Containing only naturally occurring ingredients Artimud is non-toxic, safe and easy to use. Artimud is a great product for putting under Sole Support Impression Material to help maintain a healthy environment. Hoof Stuff & Artimud have been found useful for seedy toe, white line disease, deep central sulcus separation, abscess cavities, grass cracks, as well as other issues. It's active ingredients act not only to eliminate bacteria and fungus but also promote healing and restoration of healthy tissue.
Honey makes fantastic base for this product increasing its healing and antimicrobial powers and aiding adhesion into the hole!
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 . We came upon the idea that since the only thing that consistently stuck to the areas of the foot we were trying to treat was in fact mud! So we tried to create something similar that had a beneficial rather than detrimental effect - thus Artimud was born.
Artimud can be smoothed, rolled, squashed, spread and molded 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.
*Also Available in a 190ml size container
- 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
- Eucalyptus oil - as well as being a highly effective antimicrobial, this essential oil assists in the toughening of weakened structures.
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.
We have cut tea tree oil out of the formula as in very rare occasions horses can have an allergic reaction to it. In anaerobic situations it can also detritmentally effect the action of beneficial bacterium!
“Artimud is a key part of my daily protocol for combating thrush and white line disease in the horse’s foot. I recommend it to all my clients.”
Daisy Bicking, APF, CFGP, Daisy Haven Farm, Inc. USA
"Artimud is a fantastic tool for plugging any holes in the white line, seedy toe, and other cavities.I seem to use it on everything!"
Tim Mockford DAEP MIAEP AEP Licensed Instructor
"I will send some photos soon but I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your help and for your amazing products! My horse had thrush and deep sulci... the products have made his heels so much better and I am thrilled.
"I have been having great results with your hoofstuff and artimud with infection and closing up the deep central sulcus’ as well as keeping cracks clean. I’ve not seen something work this well and this quickly…providing the clients are using the product as prescribed!"
Jessica Goonan, USA
"My horse is prone to thrush and white line disease. For peace of mind I ensure I have Arti Mud and Hoof-Stuff to keep these problems under control."
Jan W, Oban.
"I have tried many other products to help with white line disease and thrush, but nothing has worked like yours"
Heather Craig, Isle of Kerrera.
Do you have to remove and clean crevise 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.
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