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Re: promoting hoof growth and hardening hooves



Are you sure they are not growing???  Could they be growing but wearing off
as fast as they grow?? Also...my horses feet grow MUCH slower in the winter

----- Original Message -----
From: Amanda Perez <amandaperez@ureach.com>
To: <ridecamp@endurance.net>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 12:38 PM
Subject: RC: promoting hoof growth and hardening hooves


>   My horse has good feet (no chips, cracks or stone-bruising),
> but he is barefoot now and his feet are not growing at all. His
> hoof walls are worn to the sole at the toe, front and back.  I
> use easy boots in front, and will probably need to get some for
> in back as well since his rear feet are worn too.
>
> I currently feed about 2 lbs 10% sweet feed and 1 oz Mega Mag
> per day (nutritional info for Mega Mag follows) plus hay and
> chopped forage.  He is on %100 turn-out (field board).  Is
> there any supplment or dressing that will promote hoof growth
> and/or harden hooves?  Also, someone recommneded provodine
> iodine to harden hooves - anyone know anything about this?
>
> Mega Mag:
> GUARANTEED Analysis:
> Live Microbials (Probiotics) 1.5 x 108 oz. Stable to 180 (I
> billion, 500 million)
>
> Vitamins
> Vitamin A 520,000 USP* Vitamin C 1000 mg
> Vitamin D3 40,000 USP Vitamin K 16 mg
> Vitamin E 1000 USP Niacin 4000 mg
> Thiamine (B-1) 800 mg Choline 4000 mg
> Riboflavin (B-2) 640 mg d-Calcium
> Pyridoxine (B-6) 200 mg Pantothenate 200 mg
> Biotin 250 mcg Folic Acid 24 mg
> Vitamin B-12 64000 mcg
>
> Minerals
> Calcium 14,000 mg Magnesium 1800 mg
> Phosphorus 11000 mg Manganese 650 mg
> Iron 3200 mg Zinc 1000 mg
> Copper 130 mg Iodine 20 mg
> Cobalt 20 mg Selenium 3.6mg
> Potassium 800 mg
>
> Amino Acids
> Lysine 3,800 mg Phenylalanine 3,900 mg
> Methionine 1,150 mg Valine 4,000 mg
> Histidine 1,650 mg Isoleucine 3,500 mg
> Arginine 4,000 mg Leucine 5,500 mg
> Threonine 3,100 mg Trytophane 1,200 mg
>
>
> Electrolytes
> Potassium Chloride 400 mg
> Magnesium 12,000 mg
> Calcium Lactate 600 mg
>
>
>
>
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