Mitch is seeming to be very prone to hoof problems.. Around 2 months ago he went lame(LF) and as some people on here suspected it was a hoof abcess. Got that sorted out and my vet suggested Farriers formula to improve his hoof health. But my local feed store's don't supply it, so I come out with 'Strong Hoof' another hoof supplement that is put into the feed once a day. He was put on this 2 days after the vet come out the first time.
We thought we had it all sorted out, but after the latest storm and the amount of mud we're facing right now, he's come out with a sole bruise/ hoof abcess on the other front hoof (Right) so there goes another 2 weeks of training, right when the weather actually clears a little.
Vet was out again, and asked if we had put him on Farriers Formula or anything similar, I told her about the Strong Hoof and that was that, off to her next patient.
I then later googled Farriers Formula, and at $150 for 5kg I was like ... But then I realised that I'm paying $50 for one kg of Strong Hoof, and after all that he's still gotten another abcess/sole bruise. So that would be $20 less per kg if I bought Farriers Formula...
-So, my questions to you are...
What is Farriers Formula? (eg feed on its own/supplement into feed etc)
Have you used it?
Does it work as well as it claims to?
And are there any other supplements for hooves or anything you would suggest to prevent this happening in future?
I've been taking him for walks up the road to dry his hooves out so he's not constantly in mud, and for the past few weeks I've also had him in a concrete yard for a few hours daily and have been hand grazing him in drier parts of grass to try and keep his hooves less plugged up with mud.