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Re: RC: Supplement to improve hooves

Tracey Zellmann wrote:

> My quarter horse seems to have soft hooves. My farrier has recommended Corona
> ointment, which I apply to the top two inches of the hoof three times each week.
> This will probably keep the hooves more supple, but I don't think it will
> improve the basic toughness. I am overwhelmed by the choices in all the catalogs
> and supply stores. What supplements have you found useful and successful in
> toughening hooves?

Biotin, without a doubt.  It works from the inside.  Have had two horses with
extremely bad hooves.  Helped each tremendously.  However, it takes about a year for
a hoof to grow out, so you have to be patient.  It is worth it in the long run.


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