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Why is keratin so important to hoof health?

With the knowledge of what keratin is and how it contributes to hoof function as a structural component of the hoof capsule in providing both strength and flexibility, it becomes quite evident as to why it is important for hoof health. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by Banixx.
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What are the major causes of laminitis concerns during the fall months?

Horses are more likely to suffer from laminitis in the fall than any other time of year. This is due to high NSC (non-structural carbohydrates) occurring with cooler nighttime temperatures and increased blood ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) secretion from the pituitary gland. Both lead to elevated insulin levels. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by Banixx.
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Nutrition: A Piece Of The Footcare Puzzle

Researchers share how our understanding of nutrition contributes to keeping hooves healthy
We know that proper nutrition is important for every function of living beings. In a general sense, horse people recognize this for equine hoof health. Research over the years regarding dietary needs of livestock and horses and its relation to hoof health have put science behind our observations.
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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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