Nutrition

Fill up your plate with information, tips and advice you can share with your footcare clients on how nutrition plays a critical role in the health of the equine foot.

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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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What role do fats and waxes play in the equine diet when it comes to hoof quality?

The outermost layer of the hoof wall (stratum externum, aka periople) contains a variety of fats and waxes, as does the “hard”/dead portion of the hoof wall. The stratum externum grows down from the epithelial cells of the periople, which are located below the coronary band. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by Banixx.
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