Hoof Care Plus

It takes time for your horse's hoof health to improve. The quality of a horse's hoof can take nine months to a year to improve significantly. Owners should be proactive by supplementing every day. When it comes to hoof health, there is no quick fix.

Horses with unhealthy hooves can be lame and uncomfortable. Horse hooves that crack, chip, or crumble can take a long time to heal. From the coronet band down to the hairline, the hoof grows about 1/4 inch per month. The most efficient way to maintain healthy hooves is through preventative care with a hoof supplement.

Workload, genetics, and the environment can all influence hoof quality. To maintain a healthy, strong hoof, horses need nutritional requirements. A horse's hoof supplements may contain the following ingredients to build a strong hoof.

Biotin, copper, zinc, and 18 amino acids are all included in Hoof Care Plus to promote healthy hoof growth. Horse hoof supplements may improve a horse's coat, and overall health, encouraging hoof growth.

This article will explain some of the ingredients in Hoof Care Plus and why it may promote healthy hooves.

  • Biotin is an essential B vitamin for the health and strength of hooves.
  • As horses cannot produce these amino acids on their own, they need adequate amounts of Lysine, Methionine, and Threonine in their diet. Providing these nutrients in sufficient quantities in a horse's diet will enable it to make the protein needed for hoof structure.
  • Copper and zinc are trace minerals that help maintain connective tissue. 
  • Arginine may improve blood flow.


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Horses need biotin for healthy hooves. Horses commonly suffer from chronic laminitis, cracked hooves, or dry, brittle feet that cannot hold shoes. A popular nutritional supplement is Biotin. Horses that receive 15 to 25 mg/day may benefit from taking biotin. There is evidence that biotin increases the growth of brand-new hoof horns rather than improving the health of the existing hoof. Several months of supplementation are required to completely replace the hoof wall.


According to a case study, consuming biotin daily improved the hoof horn and hoof structure of horses with chipped and brittle hooves over the long term. It took between one and six years for the investigation to be completed. The case study used 111 horses, of which 97 horses received 5mg of biotin per 100 to 150kg of body weight. In the control group, 11 horses did not receive biotin. A thorough hoof examination was performed every three to four months on all horses. Biotin supplementation improved hoof horn condition within 8 to 15 months. Control horses generally maintained a constant condition of their hoof horns throughout the study. Growth rates of coronary horns in horses given biotin supplements and control horses were the same. Approximately 7 out of 10 horses had their hoof horn condition deteriorate after biotin supplementation was reduced or terminated. As a result, horses with severe hoof horns should continue to receive biotin at the recommended dosage.

The first image is before Hoof Care Plus, and the second image is 5 five weeks after using Hoof Care Plus.



All information on the Aussie Joint Health website is educational only. Aussie Joint Health does not diagnose or treat individual animals. You must address any questions or concerns you may have about your animal to your veterinarian. Aussie Joint Health information should not replace your veterinarian relationship. This post is intended to help you have a better conversation with your veterinarian about the appropriate treatments for your horse.

Reference Biotin - Wikipedia

Case study of long-term use of Biotin

The long-term influence of biotin supplementation on hoof horn quality in horses - PubMed (nih.gov)