Hoof Health & Nutrition

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Hoof Health & Nutrition

Symptoms

  • Cracking
  • Splitting
  • Chipping
  • General hoof weakness
  • Separation between hoof wall and white line
  • Abscesses
  • Horizontal ridges (can also indicate a history of laminitis)
  • Dry hooves
  • Slow hoof growth
  • Horizontal cracks just between the coronet band
  • Poor frog health
  • Thrush

Causes

  • Nutritional Deficiencies particularly silica, selenium and sulphur
  • Infrequent hoof trimming
  • Poor trimming practices – long toes, high heels, long hoof walls, lateral imbalances, over-grown bars
  • Thrush
  • Hoof trauma – long-term shoeing and/or hard surfaces
  • Equine Metabolic Syndrome – Refer to EMS Page
  • Lack of Exercise

Treatment

Diet & Nutrition

  • Eliminate high sugar/starch diets
  • Eliminate or limit grass grazing

Recommended Remedies – dosage as per labels

  • Happy Horse – A plant based source of over sixty trace minerals, vitamins and anti- oxidants, including selenium, silica and sulphur. Optimum nutrition for coat, skin and hooves.
  • Happy Foot – Formulated for hooves to reduce pain and inflammation, improve  circulation, strengthen blood vessels and provide natural levels of calcium, silica and trace minerals
  • Circu+Plus – Formulated for hooves. Aids blood circulation and reduces inflammation; contains natural levels of silica and sulphur. Also contains Magnesium.
  • Selenium, organic – Hoof health, skin, immunity, muscle strength