Category Archives: Hoof

HELPING STRENGTHEN MY HORSE’S HOOVES

Customer: “Hi there, two 900lb. horses - one with great feet, but will soon be turned out into a rocky paddock area daily, other horse has thin walled hooves / sensitivity (might not put her in paddock due to this).  Both have been on Horse Guard w/ grass hay min. 5 years.  Friend says give Hoof & Hair also.  Seems like too much biotin & other things.  Can you advise?”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson …

NEED A BOOST FOR HOOVES

Customer: “I have had my older gelding on Horse Guard, a joint supplement, and Sand Clear for years. Recently his hooves don’t seem to be in very good shape, so I think I should add a hoof supplement, but I want to keep it as simple as possible. What would you recommend?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Sorry to hear about your horse’s hooves. Sounds like you take great care of him. I think Trifecta …

HOOF CARE PRODUCTS

Customer: “I am very interested in your hoof products. However, do you have any hoof supplements that aren't extruded as my horse doesn't find them to be very palatable. Thank you.”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Our products that are exclusively hoof supplements are only sold in the extruded form. However, Trifecta, which contains a full dose of Hoof Guard, a vitamin-mineral supplement, gut supplement, and powerful joint supplement is a pelleted product. When talking about hoof …

INORGANIC SELENIUM IN MY HOOF SUPPLEMENT

Customer: “As I am just beginning to better understand the needs and issues of selenium, I have a question about inorganic selenium in small (1 mg/day) quantities.  I have athletic American Saddlebreds that I use as endurance horses. Currently, they are fed HorseGuard in addition to 60/40 grass/alfalfa here in the eastern parts of the Pacific Northwest.  My 4-year old could benefit from the addition of Biotin and I mistakenly ordered one that contains an addition …

Why Do You Need Horse Supplements?

Horse supplements are a vital part of keeping your horse healthy and happy. Using supplements help you proactively prevent and treat of various ailments in horses. It is important to identify what you are looking to improve in order to get the results that you want. Joint Strengthening Joint health is critical to avoiding serious bone damage and pain. As horses age, their bones becomes weaker and can often effect their ability to walk properly. There are …

Biotin Hoof Blast Along With Trifecta

Customer: “I just started with trifecta. Should I stop the biotin blast in combinations with the trifecta?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Although, Trifecta has a complete hoof supplement contained in it, if your horse has really bad feet you are perfectly fine to keep feeding the Biotin Hoof Blast with Trifecta. Combining the two will do no harm to your horse's health. If your horse's feet just have a tendency to be brittle …

Additional Hoof Supplement With Trifecta

Customer: “Can an additional hoof supplement be combined with Trifecta?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Although Trifecta already contained a hoof supplement, you can add an extra hoof supplement, such as Hoof Guard or Biotin Hoof Blast, to increase the amount of biotin, zinc, methionine, and MSM to help with hoof growth and strength for horses with really bad hooves. If you are considering another hoof supplement other than our two hoof supplements make …

Supplementing My Seniors

Customer: “I have two horses, a 24-year-old Quarter Horse and a 19-year-old Appaloosa. The Quarter Horse is retired, and the Appaloosa is lightly ridden. They have been on Horse Guard for 15 years and look fabulous. I've also recently started them on Hoof Guard. They are on pasture about 5 hours a day, get 2 cups of oats once a day (mixed with their supplements), and get a light "dinner" of grass/alfalfa hay in the evening. …

Analysis Of Biotin Hoof Blast

Customer: “I was wondering if you had a more complete nutritional breakdown for the Biotin Hoof Blast product?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Biotin Hoof Blast is strictly extruded soybeans, d-biotin, dl Methionine, Zinc Protinate, and Methylsufonylmethane. We don't add anything else to it. The extruded soybeans are 35% crude protein and 15% crude fat. However, with only being fed at 2 ounces a day it has very little effect of the total amount …

Badly Damaged Hoof

Customer: “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 …

Do I Need To Feed Horse Guard With Hoof Guard?

Customer: “I currently have my horses on Horse Guard - looking to improve hoof heel on one of them so going to put him on your Hoof Guard product - do I still need to keep them on the Horse Guard also?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: To ensure your horse is getting adequate amounts of all his vitamins and minerals keep him on Horse Guard, as Hoof Guard is only a specific needs …

What Should I Feed An Arthritic 4H Horse?

Customer: “I live in southwest Washington (state). My daughters 18 year old gelding quarter horse get vitamins/supplements with organic selenium due to being stiff (vet recommended after coming up lame a few years ago & needing hock injections). His hooves crack something awful as well. We shoe him on all 4 & are using shoes with clips now, but they are still terrible. Hoof oil helps, but is only temporary. Our farrier specifically recommended your brand …