Hoof Nutrition Intelligence

Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is designed to add to the education of footcare professionals when it comes to effectively feeding the hoof. This twice-a-month feature zeroes in on specific areas of hoof nutrition.


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Hoof Nutrition Intelligence

How important is making sure my insulin-resistant mare gets the right minerals in her diet?

The best place to start supporting your insulin resistant (IR) horse is by feeding a low sugar and starch diet along with a balanced intake of key minerals. Minerals have direct and indirect involvement in virtually every action in the body, and have important effects on IR and its consequences. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by Banixx.
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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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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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