Originally Posted by My2Geldings
Jello?! Are you guys serious? I have never heard of that. It just doesnt make sense to me that would be the best thing to do.
Very interesting post.
Gelatine is not a nutrient in the sense that vitamins, minerals or amino-acids are. It is merely provides building blocks. Or to put it another way.... it contains raw-materials which the body can use for construction. Or, to be even more specific, gelatine (and/or Jello) contains processed cartlidge which is a compound that animals (and folks) can utilize to build (or re-build) their own cartlidge.... which in turn helps rebuild/strengthen joints.
And BTW, joint repair iis it's primary function when used in (or as) a suppliment. The fact that it can also help the hoof (or fingernails, in folks) is a side benefit.
But you are right. When used alone, plain gelatine is probably NOT the best thing to do for hooves.
There's better stuff available.
Sorry if I confused or mis-lead anyone.