Hoof repair and glue-on shoe adhesive technology

Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2003 Aug;19(2):519-30. doi: 10.1016/s0749-0739(03)00021-x.


There are many different commercially available hoof repair/adhesive products. The application of these products in the treatment of various foot conditions is continuing to evolve based on sound medical and farriery principles as well as imagination. Successful application of these products depends largely on using proper hoof wall preparation and adhesive application techniques. Success also depends on a realistic expectation of the final outcome when accounting for the physical limitations of the adhesive products and the underlying hoof problem. Our results with these techniques have been encouraging and rewarding.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adhesives / therapeutic use*
  • Animals
  • Foot Injuries / therapy
  • Foot Injuries / veterinary*
  • Hoof and Claw / injuries*
  • Horses / injuries*
  • Shoes
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Veterinary Medicine / instrumentation
  • Veterinary Medicine / methods*


  • Adhesives