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Answering Clients’ Supplement Questions

Optimal nutrition can support hoof health and make your job easier
The modern horse’s diet is often lacking in core nutritional factors. Jessica Normand, senior director of product research and development at SmartPak, shared those concerns — and how to help address them through supplements — at the 15th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Balanced Diet Leads To Healthy Hooves

Much like the canary in the coal mine that identifies a dangerous situation, nutrient deficiencies often show up in the hoof wall and sole growth before they’re readily observed in the rest of the horse
Their show hunter, the owners tell you, pulls its head to one side, fights with the rider and has straightness issues. As you examine the horse, you find excessive wear on the left toe.
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An experimental study was conducted with 13 horses to examine the effects of the carbohydrate model for laminitis on the basement membranes in epithelial tissues other than the hoof. The basement membranes of tissues from several parts of the body were examined 24 and 48 hours following the onset of laminitis.
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