Badly Damaged Hoof


“I have a horse that a week ago got stuck in a fence and tore off half of his hoof from heel bulb to toe and coronet band to sole. The entire hoof wall and laminae are gone exposing his coffin bone. He did not break any bones or appear to have damaged the coffin joint. (I can supply pictures if you are interested). I have been using Super Weight Gain on another horse and been so thrilled with the results in just one bag that I wanted to look into your hoof supplements. My question is which of your hoof supplements would be most appropriate for such a large scale injury? I am in Colorado and I am concerned with the selenium content as according to my vet the area we live in is high in selenium. Obviously this horse will not be grazing but he will be eating local hay. Any information and guidance on this traumatic experience would be greatly appreciated.”

Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella:
Sorry to hear about your horse. The hoof supplement that I would recommend is Biotin Hoof Blast. It contains zinc, methionine, MSM, and 100 mg of biotin (the highest of any hoof supplement on the market). These ingredients will help to build structural protein and rebuild his hoof. I think you will be very happy with the results. So glad to hear that you have had great success with super weight gain.

Biotin Hoof Blast


About Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S.

Kelsey J. Nonella, Ph.D. is an equine nutritionist who was riding horses before she could walk. Her love for horses drives her to help educate people on what their horses’ needs in order to have happy, healthy horses. Kelsey went to Cal Poly receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and then onto West Texas A&M, where she got her Masters and eventually her Doctorates in Equine Science. At A&M, Dr. Nonella did extensive research on Selenium within horses. Click here to view her research. Kelsey’s colleagues have mentioned her as one of the United States equine Selenium experts.
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