Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Hoof hardeners containing formaldehyde
In the process of reading up on Leo's founder issue, I was looking into what the ingredients of hoof hardeners are. It seems like most of them like e.g. Durasole and Keratex, contain formaldehyde/formalin. In the case of Keratex, it contains other compounds that facilitate the penetration of the formaldehyde into the hoof.
TBH I am a little bit reluctant to put formaldehyde, which is highly toxic and a known carcinogen on my horse's feet...
Any thoughts on this? Are there alternative hoof hardeners that don't contain formalin?