From hoof quality to athletic ability, good nutrition influences every aspect of a horse’s health. Nutritional imbalances result when a horse is fed too little or too much of a nutrient. Quality forage and grain should provide the bulk of a horse’s nutritional needs, but supplements also may be needed to balance a horse’s ration.
Nutrition and supplementation have an important role to play in the health of the equine hoof. Minerals such as zinc, copper and manganese are critical to skin and hoof integrity, says Dr. Dean Meyer, equine veterinarian.
When recommending feed and supplements to your novice clients, you want to ensure that they are buying quality products. Jessica Normand, SmartPak’s senior director of equine health, offers some indicators that your clients can look for.
Jessica Normand of SmartPak, a 2015 International Hoof-Care Summit Educational Partner, delves into equine nutrition and the importance it plays for the horse's hoof. She also discusses her two presentations at the 2015 Summit, including one which was a co-presentation with veteran farrier Danvers Child.
Travis Burns, the associate professor of practice and chief of farrier practice at the Virginia-Maryland College of veterinary Medicine discusses his research in patching materials for hoof wall cracks.
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From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness.