Walkease (pronounced "walkies") is a revolutionary hoof repair block. Walkease has been created as an early-intervention hoof claw prosthetic. It is not intended to replace other conventional claw shoes currently on the market.
The Walkease block is made from flexible EVA material that is soothing for the cow to walk on. The greatest advantage of the Walkease is its speed and ease of application.
The Starter Kit comprises 10 Walkease blocks, a tube of special Walkease superglue, a Shoof hoof rasp and 10 pairs of latex gloves; all packed in a useful resealable plastic container. For further use extra 10-packs of blocks and extra glue are available.
A practical first-purchase is the mixed sizes starter kit This has blocks as follows: 3 x small 3 x medium and 4 x large. This will allow you to determine the preferred block size for your herd.
Walkease blocks can be used either way up so suit both left and right claws. Work with lame cows has shown that elevating the heel more than the toe transfers the weight forward relieving load on the more sensitive heel area which leads to a quicker hoof recovery. The wedge blocks are shaped to allow this to happen. The block should stay on from 7-14 days which is generally long enough for the treated claw to have made a recovery. For more seriously affected claws that have had invasive treatment we recommend use of our other listed claw and hoof shoes. (eg Cowslips)
Procedure for use is:
1. Treat the damaged claw as required.
2. Use the hoof rasp to clean and level the healthy claw.
3. Apply glue sparingly to both the hoof and the Walkease block. (Max 2ml).
4. Press the block onto the hoof for about 10 seconds.
5. Immediately release the leg for the cow to put weight on the Walkease. (This part is most important)