Red Horse Products - Artimud A clay based antimicrobial hoof putty Ideal for packing/filling shallow or wide cracks and crevices Artimud is best for treating shallow white line separations, frog clefts, external cracks, thrush etc.
Sold in 2 sizes of 190ml and 500ml
Artimud is a clay based antimicrobial hoof putty made by Red Horse Products.
Red Horse Products is a small company researching, developing and manufacturing solutions to age-old health problems in horses and humans. Their range of hoof care products really put Red Horse on the map, gaining world-wide acclaim. Due to their high quality and concentration, added to their unique and innovative nature, Red Horse Products work well, fast and for a long time.
Red Horse's trials showed that although their product Hoof-Stuff was brilliant in deeper cracks and crevices in the hoof it was unable to stay in shallower cracks and on the surface of the hoof . Red Horse came upon the idea that the only thing that consistently stuck to the areas of the foot they were trying to treat was in fact mud! So they tried to create something similar that had a beneficial rather than detrimental effect - thus Artimud was born.
Artimud can be smoothed, rolled, squashed, spread and moulded to stay in the area it was put so its active antimicrobial and healing agents can sort out the problem.
Useful in the treatment of all the same problems as Hoof Stuff (being seedy toe, white line disease, deep central sulcus separation, abscess cavities, and grass cracks among other issues) although not as effective in deeper, anaerobic cracks. Artimud is best for shallower white line separations, frog clefts, external cracks, thrush etc.
Use Artimud in shallower, more open holes/ cracks and Hoof-Stuff in deeper, tighter ones.
Green french clay - an antimicrobial clay which gives the putty the perfect consistency.
Bio-active honey - for its antimicrobial qualities and ability to make the putty sticky.
Zinc Oxide - a powerful, yet harmless antimicrobial powder
Eucalyptus oil - as well as being a highly effective antimicrobial, this essential oil assists in the toughening of weakened structures.
All the ingredients in Artimud are there to either have an antimicrobial effect or to improve the consistency and hence the longevity of its effect.
Do you have to remove and clean crevice in toe daily or does product stay in for certain time?
The length of time the product stays in for varies (dependent on environment and the specific condition) but generally if the Artimud is staying well in the crevice then replacement is not necessary. Generally people find they have to replace it every few days. Once the crevice has had its initial flushing it will likely not be necessary to clean it out again if it does not get dirt in it again (i.e. if the pack is staying in place).
Should I use Hoof-Stuff or Artimud?
Hoof Stuff is generally used where the crevice is deeper and able to retain a fabric based pack. As a general rule deep & narrow = Hoof Stuff, shallow & wide = Artimud.
As a test see if damp cotton wool will pack into the crack, if it will Hoof Stuff will probably work best, if not opt for Artimud.