What are Hoof Problems?
Hoof problems e.g. dry/brittle hooves are commonly caused by:
Poor base nutrition including vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Lack of quality protein in diet
To promote healthy hooves, ensure the horse has a quality base diet that meets all its vitamin and mineral requirements. If the horse is on pasture alone, ensure it has a vitamin and mineral balancer pellet to make up for any shortfalls in the pasture. Protein quality plays an important role in hoof condition. Quality protein sources include Extruded Full Fat soyabean meal, faba beans and lupins along with good quality forage. Supplements that enhance hood condition will typically include quality protein (amino acids) and supporting nutrients.