Super Hoof Plus Pellets
Super Hoof Plus Pellets
Super Hoof Plus Pellets helps to increase growth and improve the condition of the hooves.
- Ultra-high specification to support optimum hoof growth and quality
- Contains 30mg biotin per 100g daily serve, in an easy to feed, palatable pellet
- Also provides key sulphur-containing amino acid methionine plus MSM
- Contains important bioavailable trace minerals including zinc
- Contains probiotics to support gut health - fundamental to hoof health
- Contain a rich blend of vitamins C and E, together with plant-based antioxidants to support the immune system and liver health
- Low sugar and starch so suitable for horses and ponies.
Equine America is BETA NOPS and UFAS assured which means that full product traceability is in place, along with a quality assurance program which minimises the risk of contamination of the feed with prohibited substances and NOPS. Products are formulated to be suitable for horses competing under FEI regulations and the Rules of Racing.
Super Hoof Pellets Plus has been formulated to provide key nutrients, scientifically proven to be important in the production and maintenance of sound, healthy hooves.
It had been recognized since the 1980’s that biotin plays a vital role in the growth of new hoof horn, which is produced from special keratinized cells which form tubules from the coronary band to the base of the hoof wall. Researchers noted that supplemental biotin (20g for a 500kg horse and up to 30g for a 600kg + horse) resulted in improvements in new horse growth, (but had little effect on already poor quality or damaged horn), with positive results noted at the coronary band recorded after several weeks of supplementation.
Further research demonstrated the importance of sulphur in helping to form the double- bonds securing the tubules, to result in a strong and healthy hoof wall. Bio-available sulphur is provided both from the sulphur-containing amino acids, including methionine, and also from MSM (methyl sulphonyl methane) in Super Hoof Plus Pellets.
Key minerals such as zinc, copper and manganese are also recognized to play vital roles in hoof quality and are included from both organic and inorganic sources in Super Hoof Plus Pellets, to ensure optimum bioavailability.
The role of the gut microbiome is increasingly recognized to play an important role in many areas of metabolic health, including the production of strong, healthy hooves. The inclusion of a probiotic helps to ensure gut health, which in turn will support hoof health.
The inclusion of vitamins C and E, as well as a potent blend of plant-based antioxidants, including rosehips, together with milk thistle and dandelion helps to provide support for the liver and the immune system, which are both vital to promote health and wellbeing, including hoof growth. Horses who have suffered an illness or metabolic dysfunction such as laminitis, will often show “rings” on their hooves, indicating the disruption to healthy hoof growth during the disease or illness.
So Super Hoof Plus Pellets provide not only scientifically supported levels of key nutrients which have a direct effect on hoof growth and quality, but also a range of other nutrient and plant-based compound to support overall health and wellbeing, which will also promote hoof health.
Do remember that whilst new, stronger horn will be visible from the coronary band after a few weeks, it typically takes between 8 and 12 months for the hoof wall to be fully replaced, and demonstrate the benefits of supplementation with Super Hoof Plus Pellets.
Ingredients & Nutrition
A complementary feed for horses and ponies, designed to support and maintain healthy hooves, as part of a balanced diet.
Biotin is included at 30mg per 100g serve, to support high quality horn growth from the coronary band to the base of the hoof wall.
MSM provides a bio-available source of sulphur to support the bonds between the hoof tubules. It also helps to support the horse's own anti-inflammatory processes.
Methionine is a sulphur containing amino acid, and provides a bioavailable source of sulphur to support the sulphur bonds between the tubules.
Key minerals zinc, copper, manganese and calcium play key roles in helping to maintain the structural integrity of the hoof wall, and are provided from both organic mineral glycinates as well as inorganic salts to ensure optimum bio-availability.
Probiotics help to support the gut microbiome, which is fundamental to overall health and wellbeing, including hoof health
Antioxidants from vitamins C and E, together with phytochemicals from rosehips and peppermint help to neutralize damaging free radicals and support the immune system.
Milk Thistle and dandelion extracts help to support the liver and immune system, to ensure optimum health, and in turn, hoof horn production and quality.
Ingredients Per 100g Serving
|Biotin 30mg||MSM 5g|
|Zinc (from glycinate and oxide) 350mg||Copper (from glycinate and sulphate)30mg|
|Manganese (from glycinate and oxide) 350mg||Calcium3.5g|
|Probiotic (Saccharomyces cerevisiae MUCL 39885)2.5 x 1010 cfu||Vitamin C900mg|
|Rosehips 1000mg||Milk thistle extract15mg|
Nutritional additives: Vitamins: Biotin (3a880) 300mg, Vitamin C (3a312) 9000mg, Choline Chloride (3a890) 1333mg, Vitamin E (3a700) 500mg
Trace elements: Copper (from 3b405 copper (II) sulphate pentahydrate) 250mg, Copper (from 3b413 copper chelate of glycine hydrate) 50mg, Zinc (from 3b603 zinc oxide) 2500mg, zinc (from zinc chelate of glycine hydrate) 1000mg, Manganese (from 3b502) manganese (II) oxide) 2500mg, Manganese (from 3b506 manganese chelate of glycine hydrate) 1000mg
Amino acids: DL Methionine (3c301), 20,000mg, Lysine hydrochloride (3.2.3) 19,000mg
Zootechnical additives: Saccharomyces cerevisiae (4b710) 2.5 x 1011 cfu
Sensory additives: Milk thistle extract (2b) 150mg, Mixture of flavouring compounds 5g
Composition: Dried Lucerne, Wheatfeed, Full Fat Linseed, Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM 5%), Limestone flour, Seaweed, Rosehips, Dried Peppermint powder, Dandelion root powder, Sodium Chloride
|Crude Protein 15.3%||Crude Fibre 15.4%|
|Crude Fat 4.6%||Crude Ash 15.8%|
|Sodium 0.5%||Starch & Sugar 10.0%|
|Methionine 2.2%||Lysine 2.0%|
|Calcium 3.2%||Omega 3 Fatty Acids 1.3%|
Directions for use:
Directions for feeding: For 500 - 650 kg horse: 100g per day. Once desired hoof quality has been attained (typically 9 - 12 months), gradually reduce to 50mg per day.
Ponies: 50-75g per day. Once desired hoof quality has been attained (typically 9-12 months), gradually reduce to 25-37.5g per day. Maximum intake 75g per day.
Maximum 100g per day.