Re: equine hoof wall sectioning

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To:"Victor A. Tobias" <>
Date:Wed, 5 May 1999 15:22:43 +0100 (BST)
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>We don't do hoofs regularly, thank goodness. When we did a project in the
>past, sections were first cut on a band saw and the fixed. After fixation,
>the sections were covered with "Nair" to soften. They were processed
>routinely. We found it difficult to face in if they were not softened
>prior to processing. Just our lab's opinion.
>Victor Tobias
>Manager Tissue Processing Lab
>Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab
>Washington State University
>Pullman Washington 99164-7034
>(509) 335-5590
>(509) 335-7424 fax

Dear Victor,

Can you please tell me what "Nair" is. I use 5% phenol to soften hoof wall
but it takes forever!!!


Tony Brandwood,
Dept. of Vet. Path.
Univ. of Liverpool,
P.O.Box 147,
L69 3BX,

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