Biotin

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Biotin is a B-vitamin that is present in every cell in the body. It is essential for carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism, along with thyroid and adrenal function. Most importantly, biotin is crucial for repair and growth of skin and hooves. Research has shown that horses’ hooves benefit from large oral doses of biotin, making it one of the few nutrients where more may actually be better. Biotin has been shown to improve the quality of the hoof: hardness, integrity, conformation, and tensile strength. Providing your horse with 32mg or more of biotin will help strengthen their hooves. Expect complete grow out and improvement in your horses’ hooves after 8 to 16 months of biotin supplementation.

In horses that have major damage done to their hooves, such as section of hoof taken out because of an abscess or disease, even higher levels of biotin can help the compromised hoof grow back healthy.  Many farriers recommend our hoof products that contain 100 mg of biotin for horses in these situations. It is very important that biotin is fed in conjunction with MSM, zinc, and methionine. The nutrients work synergistically together in order to produce the most effective hoof supplements on the market.

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