Description: Unipack is the perfect product to apply in case of sole tenderness due to intense trainings and/or to several days of competition on hard, rough ground. Unipack is a special sole packing paste reducing effort-related tenderness, typical in sporthorses. In fact, during a weekend competition, especially on hard ground, the hoof capsule is subjected to great pressure: Unipack is an effective solution to relieve pain and restore horses’ proper gait.
When to use Unipack: Unipack should be used when horses' gait is uncertain and accentuated, due to intense training or several consecutive days of competition. In fact, hoof pain leads to a precarious, slow and accentuated gait: in the most severe cases, horses could even refuse to jump. Unipack can be applied both during competitions and at the end of competition weekends. Essential oils' beneficial effect (86, 87) can be noticed even just a few hours after the application.
Properties of its constituents: Unipack's properties are due to the combined action of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) and bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) essential oils. These two essential oils have anti-inflammatory and soothing effects (86, 87) and their beneficial properties and actions on men have been known for years. In men, melaleuca essential oils exert an antibacterial and antifungal effect on mucosas and skin (47) and are quite effective on horses' skin and soles too.
Pine tar has been added to give Unipack antibacterial properties and to harden the sole, whose tenderness is often due to excessively brittle tissue.
Use and dosage: Carefully apply 80-100 g of Unipack per hoof, from bulb to toe. Thanks to its perfect spreadability, Unipack's adhesion to the sole is exceptional. Apply an occlusive dressing. With a horse boot or a similar closed, occlusive shoeing, Unipack can easily stay on site for 30-40 days. Otherwise, Unipack can be left on site for the night and then removed the following day.
This product does not cause any adverse reaction. Nevertheless, since every organism has its own peculiarities, it is suggested to test the product on a small area to evaluate its effect on the horse.