Walkease (say 'walkies') is the new hoof repair block from Shoof International Ltd. 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, 10 tubes of special Walkease 'superglue' (211 648), a special Walkease hoof rasp (203 624) and 10 pairs of latex gloves, all packed in a useful resealable plastic container. The wedge blocks are very helpful for putting the cow's weight forward in cases of worn-down heel. (See further information this page.) For further use extra blocks are available in a 10-pack box. Extra glue is also available. A practical 'first-purchase' would be the 'mixed sizes' starter kit (212 102). This has blocks as follows: 3 x small, 3 x medium and 4 x large. This will allow the user to determine the preferred block size for their own herd. Walkease blocks can be used either way up, so suit both left and right claws. The block should stay on from 7-21 days, which is generally long enough for the treated claw to have made a recovery in cases where the trauma was relatively mild.
New for 2016, Walkease glue is now supplied in 2ml aluminium foil tubes in a dispenser pack. These give maximum life to the glue. Each tube is ideal for one block application. The seal on the tube is pierced by screwing the cap down tight. The tip protector is then removed for the glue to flow from the extended tip. The tube can be resealed if all the glue is not used.