Tubbease Hoof Sock
Developed in New Zealand by Cambridge farrier Erin Hampson-Tindale who was trying to solve the problem of poulticing hooves without ‘stewing’ them, as happened with most regular ‘sealed’ boots he used. This led to the creation of this rubber-dipped sock which ‘breathes’ whilst still protecting and soaking the damaged hoof. This ‘breathability’ prevents the hoof going soft during the treatment period. A thick EVA sole pad relieves pain for the horse and extends the life of the Tubbease.
- Other sealed poultice and soaking boots can prevent the hoof from breathing which in turn, softens the hoof and inhibits the healing process. Tubbease’ PVC-moulded hoof sock ‘breathes’ whilst still protecting and soaking the damaged hoof, and can be quickly and easily applied without the need for dressings and tape. Tubbease is also reusable.
- Tubbease provides the ultimate solution to a variety of common hoof ailments including laminitis, abscess, seedy toe, thrush, thin soles and compromised or damaged hooves. The PVC-moulded sock allows the use of a variety of remedies and can also be used over hoof wraps and dressings for additional protection and cleanliness in wet or muddy conditions.
- Conventional treatment of hoof ailments can be stressful for both horse and handler. Tubbing, dressing and wrapping can prove difficult, time-consuming and unsustainable. Tubbease offers simple application and consistency of treatment regardless of user experience and ability. The sleek, simple design ensures a snug and comfortable fit for your horse without the need for additional dressing and wrapping.
- An easily concocted remedy for most hoof infections is two tablespoons of zinc sulphate (available at a chemist or vet) mixed into one litre of water. Epsom salts or diluted Betodine can also be used depending on problem being treated.
Tubbease is the ultimate aid for your equine veterinary kit. Equip your stable today to combat hoof problems before they get the better of you and your horse.
How to measure for Tubbease
Simply measure the widest diameter of your horse’s hoof sole (this might be length or width depending on which is longer) and fit within one of the Tubbease sizes. The fit of the hoof sock must be as close as possible to the hoof.
Tubbease can also be fitted over horseshoes.
Please note: The Tubbease dimensions indicate the maximum internal diameter of the Tubbease cup not the diameter of the hoof.