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    Default Random question for hoof care experts--how do you remove equicast?

    Seems like a handy product to use and to have around, but how do you get the stuff OFF?
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    Thank you!
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    Doc, whatever they use in the hospital to cut casts off of people would be the bees knees . . . it's the same stuff.

    I have used hoof nippers, a wood chisel, tin snips, a rasp . . . but it would be really cool to have one of them fancy cast cutting saws.



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    My farrier uses a cutting implement, but I don't know the name of it. It cuts the equicast right off of the hoof. I just presumed he bought it from a farrier supply company along with the equicast.



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    I've used nippers and a rasp to get it off. If there's no glue underneath the cast, it's WAY easier. My farrier used to cast with glue, when I cast my horse myself, I don't use glue (I'm not crazy about having the glue on the hoof wall anyway) and it's SO much easier to get off!



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    Thank you--I had also wondered about the glue.

    Seems like a darned handy item (the equicast, not the glue) to have in the vet box just in case.
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    with plenty of adult language


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    Casts on people usually have a padding between the skin and cast. That gives a bit of play to allow for cast cutter.

    For equicast removal, I employ a farrier. They can be a bit noisy, but it's effortless on my part.
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    Old pair of hoof nippers and rasp
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    When I cast a horse the casts usually stay on 5-7 weeks and then I finish removng whatever rim is left with an old rasp, nip the thicker heel area and voila! Takes a minute or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bloomer View Post
    Doc, whatever they use in the hospital to cut casts off of people would be the bees knees . . . it's the same stuff.

    I have used hoof nippers, a wood chisel, tin snips, a rasp . . . but it would be really cool to have one of them fancy cast cutting saws.
    I wonder if that would be something similar to a drywall saw?
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    Depending on the cast, a drywall saw is pretty close. But generally smaller.
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    A Dremel tool (either corded or cordless) with the appropriate cutting tip(s) will make short work of cast removal.



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