Hoof Beat is a nutritional supplement designed to help your horse grow stronger, healthier hooves.
Dry, flaky and brittle hooves can be an indication that your horse's diet is not properly balanced. Nutritional ingredients that aid in the building and maintaining of strong healthy hooves are Biotin, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Zinc, Lysine, and Methionine. Hoof Beat has all the supporting nutrients that are essential for building strong hooves. Hoof Beat also contains extruded soybeans, a good source of omega 3 and omega 6, and chelated trace minerals.
Answers to Common Questions about Hoof Beat:
How Does Hoof Beat Help My Horse?
Hoof Beat was carefully formulated to directly address the problem hoof and has all these ingredients in it to support growth and repair. Hoof Beat is economical at a one ounce feeding rate per day per 1000 pound horse. Some improvements are seen as quickly as 2-3 weeks but it takes a full year to grow the hoof out completely. Hoof Beat should be fed for one full year and if you wish to continue to enjoy healthy, supple hooves, you need to feed Hoof Beat throughout your horse’s life!
Note: Don’t forget! Hoof Beat is not a replacement for a balanced diet. It is a supplement to it. We recommend balancing your feeding program with Total Health to supply all 14 vitamins and 14 minerals necessary for a healthy horse. You should have your horses feed program balanced with the proper protein sources to provide the necessary amino acids to continue to support the hoof.
What Are The Ingredients in Hoof Beat?
Biotin - a water soluble B-Complex Vitamin sometimes referred to as Vitamin H. When fed at the appropriate levels, it will improve the condition of the surface keratin tissues - the periople which covers the coronary band, hoof walls, sole, frog and the white line junctions. Biotin should be fed at 5-10 milligrams for donkeys and ponies, 15 milligrams for riding horses, and up to 70 milligrams for heavy horses. Each scoop of Hoof Beat contains 20 milligrams Biotin.
Vitamin D - a fat soluble vitamin that affects the availability of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Vitamin D is necessary for the assimilation of calcium and phosphorus in the formation of strong bones.
Calcium - necessary to build strong bones. Calcium also helps muscles to contract and blood to clot. Calcium acts as a stabilizer or activator for enzymes and functions as a nerve activator.
Phosphorus - necessary to build strong bones, build muscle tissue, increase energy metabolism and is essential to the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and enzyme activity.
Magnesium - helps to reduce stress and irritability, is necessary for the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates and protein synthesis, promotes bone development, and ensures proper appetite.
Zinc - has a primary role in the epithelial tissue, such as hoof wall epidermal cells, dermis and blood vessels for cell reproduction, maintenance and repair.
Copper - needed for synthesis and maintenance of elastic connective tissue such as collagen, keratin and elastin found in the blood vessels.
Manganese - important for the maintenance of the skeletal bone matrix. It is required for the formation of chondroitin sulfate synthesis, which is important for maintenance and repair of joint tissue.
Cobalt and Iron - needed for the building of hemoglobin in the blood which enables the horse to repair tissue.
Iodine - controls the horse’s metabolism and is necessary for making thyroid hormones.
Lysine - an essential amino acid that is a large constituent of collagen. Collagen is the intracellular cement substance.
Methionine - an essential amino acid found in keratin. The hoof wall is primarily made up of keratin.
Feeding directions for Hoof Beat is one ounce per horse per day to supply 20 mgs. of Biotin. A one ounce scoop is provided.
Days Supply (Based on 1 horse):
1 lb jar - 16 days
5 lb jar - 80 days
10 lb Pail - 160 days
25 lb Pail - 400 days