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Hoof Moisturiser 500ml
If a hoof gets too dry, then spaces or vacuoles can appear inside the horn. These can act as the nuclei of cracks when the hoof is placed under strain. Keratex Hoof Moisturiser penetrates into the horn and provides a water reservoir to prevent this cracking occurring.
How It Works
There are two ways to get moisture into a dry hoof: you can either coat the hoof with a oil or vaseline-type substance, which seals the horn and prevents the natural loss of water as water vapour across the hoof wall. This moisturises the hoof but at the expense of strength. The alternative way is to treat the hoof with a water- containing compound. This is the basis of Keratex Hoof Moisturiser as the process is controllable: you can keep an eye on the hardness of the hoof, and slow down or increase the treatment as required. With the other system of 'moisturising', once the hoof wall is sealed by an oil or vaseline, trapping the natural expiration of water vapour inside the hoof, it's a terrible job to get the oil off again if the hoof suddenly softens. Also, with an exceptionally dry hoof, there may not be enough natural moisture coming into the hoof from the horse's system to keep the right balance. Keratex Hoof Moisturiser contains alcohol, which opens up the hoof to receive the water-containing compound, which is a polyethylene glycol, rather like glycerine but better at acting as a water reservoir.
Keratex Hoof Moisturiser should be applied daily in dry weather by brushing onto a clean dry hoof.
Keratex Hoof Moisturiser is available in 500ml and 1 litre plastic bottles.