Biotin only supplement?
My horse's feet are chippy near the nail holes and he is losing shoes from time to time (he has a big overstep and bell boots help some, but not all the time). Farrier noticed slower growth in hooves than most, and this horse is already currently on:
Platinum Performance CJ
Smartvite Senior Grass
And he eats a healthy diet of: 12/12 turnout on nice pasture, few flakes of premium alfalfa, 6 lbs. TC senior per day, 3 lbs. Genesis feed per day (crimped oats based), soaked alf. Cubes and soaked dengi (2-3 lbs. Per day mid day with lunch) and 2 lbs. Legends Omega Plus per day (flax/rice bran based fat supplement feed....25% fat, high calorie at 1800 cals. Per lb.), 2 big scoops of soaked beet pulp w/molasses per day
Yes, he eats quite a bit but he was a hard keeper due to grade 2 ulcers (mid-treatment right now with Gguard) and he can't chew "regular" hay, hence he is on the Standlee prem. Alfalfa compressed hay which is super soft and he consumes well.
Despite the above, I did my own analysis and all of the above are still pretty low in BIOTIN. I want to up his biotin without adding more copper, zinc, lysine - he gets plenty of that in the above, and I don't want to over-supplement him. He is already gaining from treating the ulcers, and looks amazing otherwise (nice muscle, very shiny coat from the Cocosoya I think!)
Does anyone use a product that is JUST biotin? The "Farrier's Formulas" and similar have the other minerals.
Last edited by tpup; 06-28-2011 at 07:02 AM.