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Bovi-Bond Wood Block, 7/8", Each

Item: MWI039828
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Description

The Bovi-Bond Wood Block is a type of hoof block used in cattle hoof care. It is made of high-quality beech or pine wood and is designed to support and protect the hoof of the bovine animal. When applied correctly, the hoof block reduces pressure on the injured part of the hoof, allowing it to heal.

Bovi-Bond Wood Blocks are typically used in conjunction with Bovi-Bond Block Adhesive, which is a fast-setting urethane adhesive that bonds the block to the healthy claw of the hoof. The block is then left in place for three to four weeks, eventually falling off naturally as the hoof heals.

There are several advantages to using Bovi-Bond Wood Blocks:

  • They are relatively inexpensive compared to other types of hoof blocks, such as rubber or polyurethane.
  • They are easy to apply and remove.
  • They are lightweight and comfortable for the cow to wear.
  • They are made from a natural material that is safe for the cow and the environment.

However, there are also some disadvantages to using Bovi-Bond Wood Blocks:

  • They are not as durable as rubber or polyurethane blocks and may need to be replaced more often.
  • They can be more difficult to shape and fit to the hoof than other types of blocks.
  • They may not be suitable for all types of hoof injuries.

Overall, Bovi-Bond Wood Blocks are a good option for cattle hoof care, especially for mild to moderate injuries. They are affordable, easy to use, and comfortable for the cow. However, it is important to consult with a veterinarian to determine if Bovi-Bond Wood Blocks are the right choice for your particular animal.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about Bovi-Bond Wood Blocks:

  • They are available in a variety of sizes to fit different hoof sizes.
  • They can be used on both front and rear hooves.
  • They should be applied by a trained professional.
  • The cow should be monitored closely after the block is applied to ensure that it is not causing any discomfort.

Useful Information

Preparation:

  1. Gather materials: You'll need Bovi-Bond Wood Blocks, Bovi-Bond Block Adhesive, a mixing gun, a cartridge tip, a heat gun (optional), alcohol wipes, and hoof trimmers (optional).
  2. Prepare the adhesive: Insert the cartridge into the mixing gun and attach a new tip. Ensure the cartridge cap is closed.
  3. Prepare the hoof: Clean the affected hoof thoroughly with the alcohol wipes. Remove any dirt, debris, or loose pieces of hoof with the hoof trimmers if necessary. Dry the hoof completely with a clean towel or with the heat gun on low setting.
  4. Heat the wood block (optional): If it's cold weather, briefly heat the wood block with the heat gun (around 10 seconds) to improve adhesive bonding.

Application:

  1. Apply adhesive to the block: Dispense the Bovi-Bond adhesive onto the block in a smooth strip about 15 mm wide. The exact amount and pattern may vary depending on the block shape and hoof size.
  2. Position the block: Immediately press the block gently onto the clean, dry hoof where it needs support. Aim for a natural hoof angle and avoid overextending the hoof.
  3. Hold and press: Hold the block firmly in place for about 20 seconds, ensuring good contact with the hoof. Don't squeeze too hard, just enough to maintain optimal bonding.
  4. Let the adhesive set: Wait for 2-3 minutes for the adhesive to cure completely. The block should be hard and weight-bearing by then.
  5. Clean up: Remove the used mixing tip and replace it with a cap. Dispose of the used wipes and tools properly.

Additional tips:

  • For improved hold in cold weather, keep the blocks and adhesive warm before use. You can use insulated coolers with heat pads or hot water jugs.
  • Monitor the cow closely after applying the block to ensure comfort and proper fit. Consult a veterinarian if you notice any signs of discomfort or if the block isn't staying on properly.
  • Bovi-Bond Wood Blocks typically stay on for 3-4 weeks as the hoof heals. They often fall off naturally, but you can remove them earlier if needed by gently prying them loose.

Remember, it's crucial to consult with a veterinarian or experienced cattle caretaker before attempting to use Bovi-Bond Wood Blocks on your own, especially if the hoof injury is severe or complex. They can provide proper guidance and ensure the treatment is appropriate for your specific situation.

FAQ

Bovi-Bond Wood Blocks are supportive blocks made from high-quality beech or pine wood, designed to aid in the healing of injured hooves in cattle. They are glued onto the healthy part of the hoof, taking pressure off the affected area and promoting recovery.

These blocks are suitable for various mild to moderate hoof issues, including:

  • Sole ulcers
  • White line disease
  • Heel erosion
  • Lameness caused by hoof overgrowth or uneven wear
  • Cost-effective: Compared to rubber or polyurethane blocks, they are more affordable.
  • Easy to use: Application is relatively simple with the Bovi-Bond Block Adhesive.
  • Comfortable for cows: The lightweight wood is comfortable for the cow to wear.
  • Natural and safe: Made from a natural material, they pose no harm to the cow or the environment.
  • Less durable: They may require more frequent replacements than rubber or polyurethane blocks.
  • Shaping and fitting: Adapting them to the hoof's specific shape might be more challenging.
  • Not ideal for all injuries: Severe or complex hoof problems might require different treatment options.

The appropriate size and shape depend on the affected hoof area and its size. Generally, choose a block that:

  • Covers the injured area adequately.
  • Matches the curvature of the healthy hoof part.
  • Doesn't extend the hoof excessively.
  • Consult a veterinarian or experienced cattle caretaker for guidance on choosing the right block for your specific case.

Applying Bovi-Bond Wood Blocks involves:

  1. Preparing the hoof: Clean and dry the affected hoof thoroughly.
  2. Preparing the adhesive: Load the Bovi-Bond Block Adhesive cartridge into the mixing gun and attach a new tip.
  3. Applying the adhesive: Spread the adhesive onto the block in a smooth strip.
  4. Positioning the block: Gently press the block onto the clean, dry hoof where needed.
  5. Holding and pressing: Hold the block firmly for about 20 seconds for proper bonding.
  6. Letting the adhesive set: Wait for 2-3 minutes for the adhesive to cure completely.
These blocks typically stay on for 3-4 weeks as the hoof heals. They often fall off naturally, but you can remove them earlier if needed by gently prying them loose.
  • Always wear gloves and eye protection when handling the adhesive.
  • Keep the adhesive and blocks out of reach of children and animals.
  • Avoid applying the blocks to hooves with severe infections or deep wounds.
  • Consult a veterinarian if you notice any signs of discomfort or infection after applying the blocks.

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