Category Archives: Hoof

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 …

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 …

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 …

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" …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Hoof & Hair Guard Is So Effective, It Would Make Fabio Jealous!

Fabio Lanzoni, better known as just Fabio, is an Italian model and actor whose image has graced many product ads - and Harlequin novels - throughout his long career. A naturally handsome individual, his most famous feature is his long, magnificent hair. In order to allow his hair to look its best, Fabio has expensive stylists who utilize expensive products... But what price does his hair pay as a result? What damage has his hair …

The Shetland Pony… Great Things Do Come In Small Packages!

As sure as the Sun rises in the east and sets in the west, kids are drawn to the lovable Shetland Pony, and for good reason! These hardy, rugged animals are originally from the Shetland Islands, about 110 miles off the northern coast of Scotland. The climate there can be very difficult to endure. This resulted in the Shetland developing a thick, double coat during winter, along with a thick mane and tail to aid …