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keratex hoof hardener

lizzi2

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Yes I've used it for a few years now, at recommendation of farrier. Seems to be fine - my horse's hooves seem generally less brittle than they used to be. :)
 

whisp&willow

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thanks for the replies! i have just started using it on my yearling (as advised by my farrier) she had badly chipped her toe, and her feet are pretty soft as a result of the ground being so wet.

she's been in over night for two days, and thankfully the sun is shining again so with that and the keratex her feet have started to harden up again. not sure how much is to do with environment and how much the keratex yet, but was just interested to see what others views are on it!

being coloured she has 4 striped, but mainly white feet- so im prepared for her having softer feet than im used to! :rolleyes:
 

CastleMouse

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It is brilliant stuff - I used it following a recommendation from my farrier and it has really made a big difference.
 

lazybee

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I use it, but only very locally around the nail holes and any chips or cracks. I wouldn't use it all over as I fear it may make the hoof brittle.
 

GingerCat

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I wouldn't use it all over as I fear it may make the hoof brittle.
It's actually sold as a treatment for brittle hooves and is supposed to make hooves more flexible as well as harder :)
 
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supagran

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Used it on and off for years - brilliant stuff. HOWEVER, don't splash it and get it in your eyes - I did and ended up in hospital. The main ingredient is formaldehyde - which is used for preserving bodies!!!!
 

whisp&willow

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great to hear that it seems to be worth it then! to be honest if my farrier says it works then i believe him that it does!! :D

out of interest do/did you all use it as directed- i.e twice daily for two weeks then twice weekly? all year or only if and when needed- extremely wet ot hot/dry conditions?

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GingerCat

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out of interest do/did you all use it as directed- i.e twice daily for two weeks then twice weekly? all year or only if and when needed- extremely wet ot hot/dry conditions?

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I bought my last bottle about a year ago - it lasts
ages, but I'm sure mine says twice a week for a fortnight, then once a fortnight :confused:
 

peanut

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I've never used it. Is it for hooves only? I'm sure I've seen people putting it on the soles.
 
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