Hoof Supplements

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Of the large amount of supplements available for horses, hoof supplements are among the most popular. According to a 2008 market survey, 10 percent of all horse supplements sold in the U.S. is for the hoof.

Hoof supplements are indicated for horses with dry, cracked, or brittle hooves and/ or chronically sore feet, particularly those unable to hold shoes. Damaged hoof tissues, cracks, and grooves cannot simply heal. Instead, the damaged tissue must be grown out and replaced with new, healthy hoof wall. It takes approximately one year before the entire hoof has been replaced with new hoof tissue. Owners should also consider regular trimmings and shoeing by a professional farrier.

This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of hoof supplements for horses.

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Stacey Oke, MSc, DVM, is a practicing veterinarian and freelance medical writer and editor. She is interested in both large and small animals, as well as complementary and alternative medicine. Since 2005, she’s worked as a research consultant for nutritional supplement companies, assisted physicians and veterinarians in publishing research articles and textbooks, and written for a number of educational magazines and websites.

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