Intra Hoof - Fit Gel
Intra Hoof-fit Gel is an antibiotic free product that can be used as a treatment for digital dermatitis. It is a registered veterinary medicine, available to buy without prescription and organic approved by OF&G with no withdrawal time for meat or milk.
What does it contain and how does it work?
Hoof-fit Gel contains copper and zinc (both having antibacterial properties) in an organic chelated form. This coated form is more stable and better soluble than conventional forms of copper and zinc, like sulphates and oxides. This enables the active substances to better penetrate deeply into the skin into the core of the inflammation, combating the whole infection. The gel also contains isopropanol, reinforcing the antibacterial action of the product.
Chelated zinc and other skin care products in the gel promote wound healing: the wound will close quickly. Antibiotic spray does not have such a wound-healing action. Hoof-fit Gel heals the claw and the tissue around the claw, thereby reducing the risk of new bacterial infections. Finally, the gel contains a strong adhesive, prolonging contact with the infection on the claw or hoof. The gel will also continue to be active when animals walk through manure after treatment.