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This is what I feed all my horses, makes for nice strong hooves.

https://www.smartpakequine.com/ps/bioflax-20-1263


This for thrush. Use daily for active cases, use after rain for prevention. Works great.


https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/thrush-remedy-4761

I also use these:

After every trim/shoeing https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/hooflex-conditioner-227

Under any pads or just sore from rocks

https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/magic-cushion-hoof-packing-7151
The hoof flex is what I tried first. Then thrush buster (I know gentian violet is hotly debated). Now I am doing white lightning. Vet is coming out tomorrow so Ill get some advice then as well.

Thank you for all the links!!
 

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Hooves aren't separate to the rest of the body, nutrition-wise. So if your horse is getting well balanced diet, adequate essential fatties etc, they won't need any specific 'hoof supp' extra to that. Tho a good 'hoof supp' may well be the most appropriate thing for 'filling gaps' in an imbalanced diet. So first thing to do is a diet analysis, see what's missing/imbalanced, then you can look for supps - hoof or otherwise with the right ingreds to suit your horse.

Good nutrition helps health & body strength, resilliance etc. But it won't help contracted heels - that's more of a mechanical issue. And it may help a horse be less susceptible to infections but it won't help thrush directly. You need to treat it topically too and there is also often a mechanical reason for them being 'prone'- such as contracted heels for e.g.
 

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Hooves aren't separate to the rest of the body, nutrition-wise. So if your horse is getting well balanced diet, adequate essential fatties etc, they won't need any specific 'hoof supp' extra to that. Tho a good 'hoof supp' may well be the most appropriate thing for 'filling gaps' in an imbalanced diet. So first thing to do is a diet analysis, see what's missing/imbalanced, then you can look for supps - hoof or otherwise with the right ingreds to suit your horse.

Good nutrition helps health & body strength, resilliance etc. But it won't help contracted heels - that's more of a mechanical issue. And it may help a horse be less susceptible to infections but it won't help thrush directly. You need to treat it topically too and there is also often a mechanical reason for them being 'prone'- such as contracted heels for e.g.
@loosie true, good point. I know before I got my gut health in order I would constantly get thrush if I ate sugar. I believe the supplement she recommended is just a general supplement though the hoof supplement has almost identical ingredients. So I’m trying to find something similar that isn’t as costly.

We believe the contracted heels were from years of poor shoeing. No way to really know but they are improving.
 

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I want to get my gelding on a hoof supplement. He has contracted heels (getting better) and has a stubborn case of thrush, so I am hoping adding in a supplement will help us fight the thrush and keep it away.

Farrier recommended this but its out of my price range https://www.californiatrace.com/pro...V_ukR7QwoEgnh2xMoglyTJOqlEdxWuutuEYackJ2GRiYM

anyone used this or can recommend another supplement? https://www.smartpakequine.com/ps/smarthoof-pellets-7474
The California Trace is a really good supplement. The smartpak smart hoof not real familiar with it so don't know.
 
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