HOOF MATE - AUSTRALIAS WHITE LIGHTNING. Chlorine Dioxide Soaking Tablets.
30 tablets per box - 5 strips of 6 tablets. Approx 1 tablets per hoof per soak.
Hoof Mate is a powerful and economical weapon against topical fungal and bacterial infections of the hoof and lower leg - such as thrush, white line disease and scratches. Hoof Mate is a self activating chlorine dioxide tablet that will create an activated chlorine dioxide solution.
Chlorine Dioxide is an antifungal and antibacterial treatment which has a long history of use in human medicine as a topical disinfectant.
Perfect in combination with our HOOF PACK for packing central sulcus, collateral grooves or white line infections in between soaks.
See our case study using HOOF MATE here: www.bareequine.com.au/case-studies
Hoof Mate - pack of 30 soaking tablets
Zydox ® FACT SHEET
Hoof Mate is a powerful and economical weapon against topical fungal and bacterial infections of the hoof and
lower leg – such as thrush, white line disease, and scratches. Hoof Mate is a self-activating chlorine dioxide
tablet that will create an activated chlorine dioxide solution. Chlorine dioxide is an antifungal and antibacterial
treatment which has a long history of use in human medicine as a topical disinfectant.
Use the supplies and instructions listed below to treat your horse’s feet with Hoof Mate
What supplies will you need?
For cleaning and soaking horse’s feet:
• Water, liquid dish soap
• 1 litre trigger spray bottle
• Stiff bristled brush, hoof pick/knife, farrier nail
• Hoof soaking boots OR buckets or rubber pans.
For mixing and measuring the soaking solution:
• Clean, empty 1 litre bottle
• Hoof Mate tablets
Clean the hooves thoroughly
Prepare your horse’s hooves for soaking by cleaning
them thoroughly, top and bottom. Scrape away packed-
in and caked-on mud and dirt with a hoof pick. Use a
hoof knife to trim away flaps of loose tissue from the
frog, and to open up cracks and crevices in the white line
and hoof wall. Brush to remove dirt and caked-on mud
below the fetlock.
NB: it’s important to clean thoroughly so soaking
solution can reach the affected tissue.
Add some soap to a spray bottle and fill with water to
blast dirt and debris out of the central sulcus of the frog
if it’s closed up into a crevice from heel bulb contraction.
Use the spray bottle and a horseshoe nail to blast and
pick dirt and debris out of cracks and crevices in the
white line and hoof wall.
Run the nail all the way around the frog to clean out the
dirt line and collateral grooves of the frog. Remove as
much packed-in dirt and loose tissue as you can, so the
soaking solution can flow easily to areas affected by
fungal or bacterial growth.
Finally, use a brush and spray bottle to scrub feet
thoroughly top and bottom with liquid dish soap and
water. Put a soaking boot on each foot as you finish
scrubbing so that it stays clean. If your horse is not
used to wearing soaking boots, let him wear them for a
while before adding any liquid.
Add plain or soapy water to the boots and again let him
wear them for a while. It will help clean his hooves and
get him used to the feeling of liquid inside the boots.
Pour the water out of the boots before mixing the
solution in the next step.
Place your horse in a stall or yard with plenty of grass
or hay to keep him quiet and happy.
Prepare the soaking solution
The solution created by Hoof Mate is an activated
chlorine dioxide solution. It is fast acting but may bleach
and discolour hair and may irritate open wounds or
sensitive tissue if instructions are not carefully followed.
Note: Use Hoof Mate solutions in a well ventilated
area. Read and understand label information and
cautions about activated chlorine dioxide solutions.
Do NOT breathe the gas.
Zydox ® FACT SHEET
A 1 litre bottle holds just the right amount of solution to fill 2 average-size soaking boots. Choose a bottle with a
small opening which makes it easy to pour soaking solution into a boot while your horse is wearing it. You’ll want to
mix a bigger batch of solution if you’re using buckets or pans instead of soaking boots.
Directions for one litre of Hoof Mate
Fill a clean bottle with 1 litre of clean water
Add 2 Hoof Mate tablets to the bottle
Seal the bottle and allow 10 minutes for the tablets to dissolve, the solution will turn yellow.
Soak the Feet
Pour the solution into the soaking boots, pans or buckets and soak for 20-30 minutes.
Treat the infected hooves 3 times per week for a month or until cured.
• You can pour the liquid out of soaking boots without removing
them from your horse’s foot. Pick up your horse’s booted foot,
then curl the foot up and back toward the horse’s belly to drain
the liquid. Avoid splashing clothing as it will bleach.
• For an extra boost, empty the soaking boots halfway through
the soaking time and refill with a second batch of fresh
• To maximise the effectiveness of the treatment, you need to
supply copious amounts of fresh solution to the affected areas.
• Do NOT use metal utensils or containers for mixing,
measuring, or storing chlorine dioxide solutions as it is
• REMOVE horseshoes before soaking your horse’s hooves in a
chlorine dioxide solution. Chlorine dioxide corrodes most
unprotected metals losing efficacy as it is oxidising.
• Sunlight breaks down chlorine dioxide, the active ingredient in
Hoof Mate. Store Hoof Mate solutions out of direct sunlight