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Animalintex is a veterinary poultice dressing. Animalintex works effectively as a cold poultice to reduce swelling, stiffness and soreness and as a hot poultice to draw abscesses and infections. Animalintex can also use as an antiseptic dry dressing.

Made in the United Kingdom.

  • Made of cotton wool impregnated with an antiseptic to promote faster healing and a natural poulticing agent.
  • The backing helps retain moisture and warmth and also protects the wound from external contamination.
  • Use as a hot poultice for abscess, boils, infected  wounds, cracked heels, thorns, laminitis, seedy toe, corns.
  • Use as a cold poultice for strains, sprains, sore shins, splints, bruises, capped hocks/elbows.
  • Use as a dry dressing over open wounds or for pressure padding. 
  • Clean and easy to work with.


8" x 16" Wrap 
5.5" x 5.5" Hoof Size

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    Animalintex is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 51.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stuff I use Animalintex for the frequent scrapes and cuts my young OTTB gets on his legs. It's very helpful under standing wraps over night to draw out any infection etc., or under polos and boots to keep them from getting blood and puss on them. Can be used wet (I dip it in hot water if I have access to it) or dry. Helps keep the cuts clean and prevents infection. I never go anywhere without it.
    Date published: 2016-02-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fits hoof nice I haven't had any luck with an abcess coming out using these any more than anything else but they are easy to use and the hoof shape is better than trimming to fit.
    Date published: 2016-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2016-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super easy! I use these to draw out hoof abscesses. So much easier than all the soaking.
    Date published: 2016-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Easy! I used these at the recommendation of my vet to treat a hoof abscess. They were much easier to use that the old messy, epsom salt method.
    Date published: 2015-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Abscesses My thoroughbred went through a long series of abscesses due to a large crack and subsequent hole in his hoof that had collected debris in his racing days. The hoof-shaped pads were convenient and really seemed to help draw out abscesses when they popped through his sole (at the white line). I would clean his hoof well and put one on under a diaper wrapped with vet wrap then duct tape, and when I took off the dressing there would be a big black spot right on the pad where the abscess was. I've tried a lot of different abscess remedies from commercially prepared to homemade, and this was my favorite because you don't have to use anything sticky or that discolors the hoof so it stays clean, doesn't attract barn aisle dust, and makes it easy to re-assess once the bandage is off.
    Date published: 2015-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have these! These hoof shaped pads have been a lifesaver for my horse who has been going through a period of chronic abscessing as he recovers from founder. It has been so nice to just drop one of these into a protective hoof boot and let him be turned out so he can keep moving. Love these and plan to always keep them in my arsenal of supplies. Thank you SmartPak for carrying these!
    Date published: 2015-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tack trunk staple! Last spring, my TB seemed to have an abscess every other week and he's NOT a fan of soaking his hoof. After he destroyed a set of cross ties, a friend recommended these hoof pads. What a difference! Just soak the pad, apply, wrap, and wait for it to work. Thankfully, we haven't had to deal with as many abscesses this year but when he did come in three-legged lame, these things had him sound again within a day.
    Date published: 2015-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Handy Product Bought this for a hoof poultice for just my horse's heel when she had an abscess and it worked quickly. I bought the sheet so in future I could use it for more than just hoof poultice. Avoided the mess of other methods of treatment and easily cut to size and applied.
    Date published: 2015-03-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing stuff I live in a area we're we are prone to hoof abbesses my OTTB does not have the best so she tends to get bad ones. My vet was concerned about my mares abscess opening at the coronary band so he recommend this stuff and whoa was I amazed!!!! 3 days with this stuff and it opened!!! Instead of it leaving a huge hole a very tiny slit opened and this stuff is helping it drain. Best stuff ever!!!!
    Date published: 2015-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BUY THESE!!! My TB gelding went from three-legged lame with an abscess to sound overnight after two rounds of these pads...very little fuss and so lean compared to soaking in Epsom salts or other goops. Definately a staple in my vet kit now!!!
    Date published: 2015-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well Unfortunately Ive had to use these quite a bit for my horse with a few hoof abcess's. So, I bought these to restock my supply and to have on hand. I have always used these with the green epsom salt poultice and they hold up well.
    Date published: 2014-10-06
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't do anything I bought these for a horse suffering a hoof abcess. Followed the directions exactly, and it didn't do a thing. Epsom salt is cheaper to use, easier, and works better.
    Date published: 2014-05-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have on hand at all times. Easy to use I keep this in my medical supplies at all times. Very easy to use for multiple purposes, mostly to treat an abscess.
    Date published: 2014-02-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product Great product that makes poulticing for abcesses 100x easier!
    Date published: 2014-02-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you! Product Works Great! My Horse had an abscess in her foot and she is not a foot soaker. This product saved us since she will not soak her foot. The vet found and opened the abscess, then recommended Animalintex poultice. I changed it every few days and we did not need to put her on an antibiotic. After the abscess was completely drained I continued to use it dry in the bottom of her boot for another week and a half until her shoe could go back on. My farrier was so surprised how tough and dry her foot was so soon. This product is wonderful and I have bought a few for on hand stock. Can also be used for other treatments. It's medicated so it helps prevent infection. Love this!
    Date published: 2013-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from not messy easy to use, no mess poultice- can be cut to size needed
    Date published: 2013-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for most hoof abscesses My TB was diagnosed with a hoof abscess so I soaked, and soaked, and soaked, then used the Animalintex with no results of an abscess rupture. My Vet, my farrier and I am still unsure what's going on, so I cannot fairly rate this product. I do believe it is an excellent product for most horses and would highly recommend trying this!!!!!!!
    Date published: 2013-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have in Tack Room Works great for drawing out absesses. Works quickly and much easier and effective than trying to soak a hoof.
    Date published: 2013-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for stubborn abscesses! Love this product. Easy to use and works great for drawing abscesses out when they reach the surface. Very easy to use as well. Is a staple product in our barn for any foot emergencies.
    Date published: 2013-02-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful product This stuff can be used for anything! I put it on fungus, scratches, sore cuts, pack their feet with it, you name it. It is the most soothing thing I have used and really helps draw soreness out.
    Date published: 2013-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work well The hoof size works well. The price is not too bad. It does the job better than just salt soaking and waiting it out.
    Date published: 2012-11-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Abcess killer. Our vet suggested we use the full square to wrap the entirety of the hoof. Worked wonders!!
    Date published: 2012-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Poultice Animalintex is an easy to use and very effective poultice. I have used it for bee stings, abcesses, and strained tendons and it really helps draw out the heat and swelling. Will definitely get more.
    Date published: 2012-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Faster Drainage of Abscess The Animalintex hoof shaped pads are very convenient and much easier to use than cotton or other "home made" poultice alternatives. I always wrap the pad on securely with vet wrap. My horse shows improved comfort and draining with these pads and it is easy to identify when the abscess is fully drained because the pad stays in place and in contact with the hoof.
    Date published: 2012-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Product Ever This product is the BEST ever to use if your horse is experiencing an abscess. My Percheron is known for having abscesses. Our most recent abscess was a blow out and crack at the Coronary Band all the way around to the back of the hoof. The Vet and my Equine Podiatrist did not agree on the proper treatment for his hoof. The hoof was wrapped every day to every other day depending on how the boot held up! this product was the best at drawing out the infection! I would recommend the use of this product over warm water and epsom salt soaks any day of the week! The price is GREAT and the Product speaks for itself! A wonder treatment for horses that abscess!!
    Date published: 2011-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waaaaay better than goopy poultices! For those of us in wet climates who battle hoof abscesses on a fairly routine basis, these fabulous innovations make the job MUCH easier! Just slap on the pad, wrap it with a baby diaper and some duct tape, and you're done! No poultices that turn hard in wet weather, no pouring iodine on epsom salts while balancing a hoof on your knee - well worth the money. I plan to buy in bulk before next winter!
    Date published: 2011-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% WONDERFUL! When I first found this product: my friend's horse had been hit by a drunk driver. No one found the horse until it was too late to stitch up the wounds & my friend had been instructed to keep the wounds clean and moist. I got this product, took it to my friend's house & we wrapped it in the wound. THE POULTICE PULLED OUT AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF GUNK! With repeated use of this product, the huge wound healed up-the only evidence left is a small scar. I immediately bought more to stock my own first aid kit with!
    Date published: 2011-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product Draws out abcesses and then dry protects the hoof while healing
    Date published: 2011-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing product! This poultice was recommended by my vet when my gelding had a sore front hoof. After flexing and xrays turned up negative and no sign of an abcess could be found, she recommended I hot pack and wrap him. The results were amazing - a few days later he was as good as new. Great as a dry packing for healing abcesses, too.
    Date published: 2011-05-13
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