4Feet PLUS+ is a super strength formulation for the most challenged feet. With a combination of SEVEN active ingredients it is designed to overcome the most challenging of situations.
4Feet PLUS+ utilises a specialist dietary formulation that provides a concentrated source of the micronutrients, Biotin and Calcium, that are necessary for optimum hoof horn quality and growth. 4Feet PLUS+ uses a unique highly bioavailable form of Biotin, meaning more of the vital nutrients are absorbed, leading to superior results.
Poor hoof condition is common in all types of horses and ponies and can lead to practical problems such as splitting and shoe loss. Whilst many different minerals, vitamins and other ingredients (e.g. yeasts) are included in hoof supplements there is only significant supporting evidence for the use of D-Biotin.
In 2013, a paper from Sweden reported that the heritability of hoof “health” was low (only 0.1; Jonsson et al. (2013). The implication is that management (diet, hoofcare, farriery, etc) plays a much larger role in hoof health than genetic factors. Thus, it is possible for owners to help support hoof health through good practice and nutritional support.
Insufficient Biotin has been implicated in horses with poor hoof quality (Josseck et al. 1995; Zenker et al. 1995). Daily supplementation with 20mg D-Biotin improved hoof wall integrity after 9 months (Josseck et al. 1995) and hoof structure and hoof wall strength after 33-38 months of supplementation (Zenker et al. 1995). Less scientifically rigorous studies have suggested 10-30 mg D-Biotin per day for 6-9 months can improve hoof hardness and hoof integrity in horses with poor quality feet at the outset (Kempson, 1987).
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