Field Paste – antimicrobial sole and frog dressing made by Redhorse products that we import from the UK.
Field Paste is our anti-odour paste for horses. It has a thick paste-like consistency which offers greater ‘staying power’ as it remains in contact with the affected areas longer than other applications. This is designed to remain in the collateral grooves, central sulcus and on the sole for longer periods of time and continue having an effect against bacteria and fungi. At the same time it helps prevent mud, faeces and other contaminants coming in contact with the hoof.
Redhorse products made this originally for brood stock that very rarely had their feet picked out. It is harder to spread than Sole Paint but has a longer residual effect.
Too thick to be painted on, Field Paste should be applied with a gloved hand. For stabled horses it is often better to use Sole Paint otherwise bedding gets stuck to the hoof and it is easier to apply, although a thin layer can still be used when stabled to prevent too much build up!
Field Paste contains:
- Green french clay – an antibacterial clay which gives the paste the perfect consistency.
- Bio-active honey – for its antibaterial, antifungal and antiseptic qualities and ability to make the putty sticky.
- Zinc oxide – a powerful, yet harmless antibacterial powder.
- Eucalyptus oil – as well as being an effective antifungal and antibacterial, this essential oil assists in the toughening of weakened structures.
- Zinc Sulphate – a powerful antifungal which is also used in feed supplements.
All the ingredients in Field Paste are there to either have an antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic effect or to improve the consistency and hence the longevity of its effect.
Field Paste has a longer lasting effect then Sole Paint but can cause bedding to become stuck to the foot. Sole Paint is easier to apply (with a brush) than Field Paste but is removed by mud etc. more easily.
- Foot odour and blackening.
- Very shallow white line cracks (where white line is actually degraded look at Artimud or Hoof-Stuff instead)
- Hoof hardening
- General sole and frog condition
- Using Field Paste is very simple:Smear onto a clean (ideally dry and wire-brushed) sole and frog after picking out, paying special attention to colateral grooves and other cracks. Ideally prior to exposure to muddy fields.For use in stabled horses smear on thinly to prevent clogging the feet with bedding. Or use Sole Paint instead!Replace once the smell of the essential oils subsides or there is no sign of the paste still on the feet. Once problems subside apply weekly as a preventative in muddy conditions or longer in dry conditions.