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  • Best hoof dressing for brittle hooves
  • Imo keratex

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    01-08-2013, 01:38 PM
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Foal
Hoof dressing/oil

What is your favorite hoof dressing/oil?

Mine are Hoof Heal and Farrier's Fix
     
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    01-08-2013, 01:42 PM
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    01-08-2013, 03:01 PM
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Foal
Trinity put a great posting on my thread Hoof Oil and Keratex about this.
     
    01-08-2013, 04:53 PM
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Trained
Water and good nutrition / diet! i'm not concerned with cosmetics in that regard and as topical goops don't do anything for hoof health - and can sometimes cause or worsen probs, I don't like to use anything like that.
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    01-08-2013, 04:59 PM
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Does Apple Cider Vinegar for the frogs count?
     
    01-08-2013, 05:01 PM
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Weanling
Keratex!
     
    01-08-2013, 05:50 PM
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Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fulford15    
Keratex!
Has to be treated with care. As I say in the other thread Keratex needs to be used with caution. I was strongly advised against using it on my young tb mare. On some horses, my farrier said, it can harden hoofs, but on horses with naturally thin hoof wall it can make them brittle.
     
    01-09-2013, 12:03 AM
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Trained
ACV, strong saline or other mild treatments for infection are fine. IMO keratex is not, only on thin walls - that's just how it works n changes the constitution of the keratin. Hooves don't tend to need hardening - except when you're talking soft from being waterlogged, but they need to *grow* thicker.particularly on the frogs. Pegasus you are right that it can/ does make horn brittle but not
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    01-09-2013, 12:04 AM
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Trained
Hmpf sorry agen for my dyslexic computer! Hope you can make sense!
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    01-09-2013, 07:02 AM
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Foal
I agree with you about the diet and nutrition!! When I show I prefer not to use the stuff that is black or just plain old dressing, I prefer to use something that is healthy for the feet. My farrier recommends Tuff Stuff for CERTAIN types of feet and to be used ONLY has recommended! But it has done amazing things with horrible feet.
     

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