Originally Posted by LJohnson
I have been putting hoofmaker around her cornet to prevent cracks developing in her new growth, but everything I've read indicates dressings are only preventative and the health And rate of new growth can only be influenced by diet. Have you found a dressing that can help an already damaged hoof or the rate of growth? I'd be very interested it a conditioner or dressing I can apply in addition to her suppliment to further speed along her growth. The sooner she can grow out her yucky hoof the better!
Yes, health feet do come from a good diet. Hoof dressing can help the outer hoof look better, especially in very hot, dry weather, but that is mainly for cosmetic purposes. You really can't rush hoof growth...it takes about a year for the hoof to fully grow out. More frequent trimmings is about the most effective method I've seen to getting hooves back in shape....or if you can get your farrier to show you how to clean them up/roll them over with a rasp in between trims, that's just as good.