Have you prepared the hoof properly? Trim the hoof. – new horn must be exposed.
Try to avoid using water to clean mud as the hoof may retain moisture if trimmed when wet. If you need to dry the hoof
use sawdust or a heat gun.
Mix the glue components in the shoe with the spatula provided and push the shoe onto the hoof. Hold shoe on for
three to four minutes. You will be able to feel the heat building as the chemical reaction begins to happen.
Tap the shoe with a hammer to ensure that the toe is at the very top.
You may use a heat gun again to speed up the curing process.
NB Temperature does not affect the drying process to the same extent as with other glues. Although heat will speed
up the curing process, the cold will have a very minimal effect.
Have you kept the foot off the ground for long enough?
If hoof placed on ground too quickly, shoe will fall off in 24 hours. Although full curing process takes up to 24 hours,
initial curing takes place in four – five minutes, during which the cow’s foot must be raised off the ground. Then the
animal must be kept in the one place, with its foot placed on the ground for a further 5 minutes before being allowed to
Have you used the correct size?
The shoe will come off if the wrong size is used. Ensure you are not using a shoe that is too large. Refer to Features of