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FORSHNER’S® HOOF PACKING IS BACK!
Just In Time for the Show Season
PHOENIX – April 8, 2010 – Farrier’s favorite, Forshner’s® Hoof Packing, is returning to tack shop, feed store and farrier supply shelves with the same great formula high performance horse owners and horseshoers have depended on for over 25 years.
“I have been a track dealer for over 30 years and have used or sold all kinds of hoof care products,” said Robbie Crowell, owner of Robbies Veterinary Supply, Inc. “The best product I have come across is Forshner’s® Hoof Packing for dry and brittle feet. It is my No. 1 seller in hoof care products.”
Forshner’s® Hoof Packing packs into the hoof cavity to aid in preventing hardened frogs, contracted heels and hoof dryness. The thick, emollient formula keeps working the entire time it’s packed into the hoof. The original ready-to-use hoof packing contains vital oils and other essential ingredients to help retain moisture – in the hoof or in the pail.
“Here in the Arizona desert, the biggest problem we face is dry feet,” said Herb Richardson, certified journeyman farrier. “In 35 years of shoeing, Forshner’s® Hoof Packing has proven to be the best product for packing feet and maintaining moisture in a horse’s foot.”
Forshner’s® Hoof Packing is used by farriers and horse owners alike, and is excellent for use under pads before shoeing or after hard workouts.
“I am pleased to hear Forshner’s® Hoof Packing is available again,” said Barb Riley, former professional hunter trainer and lifetime horse owner. “Forshner’s® Hoof Packing is a staple for our horse show care as it gives relief to our horses’ feet after jumping for consecutive days. I have relied on Forshner’s® Hoof Packing for many years and have been happy with the results.”
Packing a hoof is as easy as 1-2-3 with Forshner’s® Hoof Packing. Step 1: Make sure the hoof is clean and dry. Take a small amount of Forshner’s® Hoof Packing (about the size of a golf ball) and work it in your hands until pliable. Step 2: Pack firmly around the frog. Step 3: Continue to cover the sole of the hoof completely. Cover with paper or straw if needed, or farriers may cover with pad before shoeing. Remember to remove Forshner’s® Hoof Packing with a hoof pick before the next ride when packing hooves after strenuous workouts.
Forshner’s® Hoof Packing is available internationally with a bilingual English/French label in two convenient sizes – 4-pound and 14-pound.
Farnam Companies, Inc.
Over the past six decades, Farnam Companies, Inc., has grown to one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry and has become one of the largest marketers of equine products in the country. No one knows horses better than Farnam. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam’s Horse Products serve both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, hoof and leg care, deworming, grooming, wound treatment, leather care supplies, plus feed and nutritional supplements. For information about Farnam® Horse Products in the U.S. call toll free at (800) 234-2269 or visit www.farnamhorse.com .