SOLE SUPPORT BACK

DJM Sole Support pads can be safely used to give instant relief to many common hoof ailments in horses, but especially

  • Laminitis
  • Foot Soreness
  • Punctured Sole
  • Heel Soreness
  • Infections
  • Sole Pressure Related Issues
  • Foot Abscess
  • Barefoot Trimmers
  • Pre-or-Post Surgery
  • Travelling Long Distances

Sizes

DJM Sole Support pads are available in 3 sizes to fit most horses . Don’t worry if the pad is slightly larger than required. If there is an excess hanging over , it can be used for a rolled toe , or to cover the bulbs of the heel.The pad is available in “soft” or “firm” , with the softer compound more suitable for the very tender footed horse.

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Follow the instructions

It is important to follow the instruction sheet or video demonstration. First time users should not rush or panic ; you have plenty of time to apply the pad before it sets. Be sure to have a clean environment to work in, and a solid surface free from debris for the horse to stand on .

Opening the bag

Once the bag is open , the pad will begin to set. Apply the pad immediately and then securely bandage the hoof and allow the horse to stand for 10 minutes. Curing times may vary in different climates, but generally the pad cures in 5 to 8 minutes . Water can be used to accelerate the curing time to approximately 5 minutes . However , first time users of the DJM Sole Support pads are not encouraged to use the quicker curing times until you are completely confident using the product.

Exercise

Providing your horse is comfortable , your horse may resume gentle exercise whilst wearing the pads , so long as the pads are securely bandaged or a boot is applied.

Washing the pad

Once the pad has formed its shape , it will not alter. It is 100% breathable and can be washed safely an warm salty water and allowed to dry naturally . We recommend the pad be cleaned every 24 hours, in the case of a discharging hoof infection or if the soft tissue is exposed. Use warm salty water and a brush to clean off all foreign bodies or any discharge. The pad may be reapplied wet. Alternatively , the pad can be dried naturally or you may use a hairdryer to gently dry the pad more quickly.

Length of wear

The pads can be left on for up to several days at a time . However , if there is a discharging wound , the pad should be removed , cleaned thoroughly and reapplied every 24 hours. We recommend a fresh pad should be fitted after 2 weeks . The length of time a pad may take to wear out , depends on whether the horse is shod or barefoot . Mostly the pads wear at the toe first . The pad can still be used so long as the pad is still supporting the frog and the sole.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY?

As equine veterinarians and farriers we all know the challenges we face when treating horses with problems in their feet. Hoof abscesses are relatively easy to diagnose and to deal with, but how about laminitis, heel pain, sole bruises, naviculair disease or deep digital flexor tendon insertion problems? The clinical expression of these problems varies from a little uncomfortable to extremely painful. I have been able to work with the DJM Performance Sole Support for half a year now and they have helped me a lot to deal with foot problems. They are easy to apply (nice when you have to use them in an extremely painful laminitis horse), provide instantaneous relief, you can use them over a longer period of time, take them off to check and put them back under again. You can also clean them and they are breathable which comes in handy when you have a horse with thrush or a hoof abscess. Horses with laminitis can remain in the same stable and have a nice and permanent pressure on the sole, taking the tension from the inflammated lamellae. We have also started to use them on the contralateral foot in cases of acute tendon problems or on all legs of horses that have to travel long distances by truck or plane to prevent laminitis.This is a tool both vets and farriers have been waiting for!. J.B.A. Loomans, DVM, PhD, Certified Equine Practitioner, FEI vet.
One of our retired racehorses suffered a bad episode of laminitis. He is a wonderful level headed thoroughbred, which makes him an ideal school horse. We train professionals for the horse industry and these horses are of course very valuable. The horse was in such pain he moved as little as possible in the stable. From the moment the sole supports were on him he was comfortable enough to walk around. It was incredible to witness the instant relief. Six weeks after he was put in DJM sole supports, we managed to get the inflammation under control and were then able to put him back in shoes and very gradually brought him back into work. Had it not been for D.J.M. Sole Supports, we would certainly have lost him. We fully endorse this great product. It is easy to use and very effective. Manuela Tournier, Manager of Tranining Centre
Alice, an aged Arab Cross mare, has suffered chronic recurrent lamminitis for many years, despite diligent appropriate diet and hoof management by owners and veterinarians. During November 2013 Alice was lame, Grade 4 of 5 front legs with painful hooves, refusing to move at all. I applied DJM sole supports to her front hooves. She was able to walk freely immediately and I think if she could have, she would have been smiling.

In ensuring weeks Alice continued to walk and trot more freely than she had for years. This was particularly rewarding as she was duing this drug free.
Main Ridge Veterinary Clinic
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Last month, I was asked to attend to a horse in Thailand that had incurred a bad bout of laminitis following treatment for sand colic. My job at Mitavite Asia as General Manager throws up all sorts of scenarios relating to horse management. In this case, it was a senior client who was on our feeding and training program who needed some professional help. I have been working with horses all my life in various roles including training race horses and running rehab centers. I have never seen a more se ous case of laminitis in all 4 feet The horse had suffered some type of poisoning to go downhill so fast. By the time I had flown in, the horse was beyond walking and in a very stressful state. Considering it was all 4 feet, it took some time to apply some Decron Gel and fit some DJM Sole Supports. lt become very obvious that horse was getting instant reliefand started lo become weight bearing in all 4. The following moming to my amazement without any extra pain killer injections, the horse was able to walk the full length ofthe 20 horse barn in considerable comfoft. I would not have believed it had I not seen it myself. Gavin Kenna, Mitavite Asia SDN. BHD
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I have usedthe“DJM Sole Support System” with great success, on horsesthat have been trimmed too hard and have become footsore as aresult. And most especially on a valuable brood mare which wastravelling from Australiato Ireland. I had attended the mare the day before she was dueto fly out, and becausethemare was extremely lame – verging on laminitis in fact – I appliedthe DJM supports to both front feet. As a result, she travelledto Ireland well and comfortably, and got off the plane sound; a most satisfactoryresult. John Pittard, Farrier PTY Ltd
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

What size do I need?

Small can be used for Ponies and smaller footed horses but can also be used for a bigger horse inside the shoe depending on the size of the foot. It is important not to worry if the pad is slightly bigger than required as if there Is excess hanging over it can be used for a rolled toe or to cover the bulbs of the heels.

What is the best way to apply the pad?

It is important to read and follow the Instruction sheet or video demonstration First time users should take there time and not panic or rush to apply you do have plenty of time to apply it. Also be sure to have a good clean environment to work in and a solid surface like concrete to allow the horse to stand on.

When should I use soft or Firm?

In our past experience with this product we find that horses with soft soles and thin walls sensitive feet will responded better with a soft version pad and horses with a solid hoof capsule and solid soles will require the firm version, Other wise be advised by your Farrier or Vet.

How Many Days Can I leave on my horses feet?

These Pads can be left on for several days as long as the horse is comfortable , If there is a discharging wound or Infection they must be replaced every 24 hours. The pads can be washed In a bucket of warm Salty water and reapplied with a medicated Gel of your choice.

If the Pads wear out what should I do?

This will depend On the horse and also depend on if the horse has a shoe on or barefoot Most of the time the pads will wear at the toe first. The pad can still be used as long as the pad is still supporting the sole and frog.

Cleaning the Pad

We recommend the pad to be clean every 24 hours If the foot is discharging infection or soft tissue is exposed. Use warm Salty water and a brush to clean off all foreign bodies and any discharge. The pad can be left to dry or a hair dry can be used to dry quickly. It is ok to apply this pad back on wet as it is 100% breathable be sure to re apply with your choice of medicated gel or spray

Can I exercise my horse with the pads on?

Yes horses can work in these pads as long as they are securely bandaged on or a boot is applied.

If the pads gets wet?

This is not a problem once the pad has formed its shape it will not alter. Also the pad Is 100% breathable and will dry out in time.