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Protecting Hoof Health in Wet Weather

Dec 16, 2021

With continuing colder and wetter weather it is important to assess the different challenges and changes each season brings to horse ownership, such as hoof care. The horse’s hoof is composed of a similar complex as our finger nails and technically the hooves are actually considered to be an extension of the skin! This means the hooves can be prone to becoming brittle, cracking, splitting and e...

Dry Weather - Improving Hoof Health

Jun 29, 2021

It is very common for horses - whether barefoot or shod - to have brittle or cracked hooves resulting form Dry Weather conditions.  Hoof care professionals and owners are fortunately becoming increasingly aware of the fact that nutrition is the foundation of ‘good equine feet’, along with a sound program of regular, professional hoof care, whether trimming or shoeing. Experts agree that many un...

Summer Happy!

Aug 04, 2015

With summer in full swing horse owners are getting to enjoy the long sun-filled days, shows and events and considerably less mucking out! However horse owners also need to be prepared for the flies, sunburn and hard ground which may affect their equine's wellbeing. Scientific Nutritional Products takes a look... Five Top Tips for Equine Summer Care from Scientific Nutritional Products 1.) If...

The Importance of Copper and Zinc for Healthy Hooves

Oct 30, 2014

Horses hooves are very similar to our own fingernails and they can be prone to becoming brittle, cracking, splitting and even more so when exposed to the autumn/winter elements.  Maintaining optimum hoof condition when it’s raining, snowing and windy outside can be quite a challenge.  Here we explain the roles of copper and zinc in preserving the condition of your horses hooves. If your horse’s...

Equine Summer Hoof Care

Jun 21, 2013

Hoof care is a vital part of summer management for anyone that owns horses. The summer weather can cause our equines feet to dry out, leading to problems such as cracks, heat and bruises. Any horse that has ‘poor feet’ will fare worse in drier months when there’s less moisture, and the ground has more concussive forces. Remember the quality of the horse’s hoof growth is linked to their nutriti...

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