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Life Data Farrier's Formula (Equine)

Farrier's Formula is an alfalfa based pelleted nutritional supplement for healthy hoof, hair and skin in horses. Over 25 years of equine nutritional research, clinical trials and field testing have gone into every cup of Farrier's Formula. While no single nutrient is the key to a healthy hoof, studies show that most horses with poor quality hooves respond to better overall nutrition.
RRP £42.00 From £33.75

Farrier’s Formula works because it furnishes all the nutrients required in the hoof structure. For horses with slow hoof growth and or poor quality hooves, Farrier's Formula is designed to be fed for the lifetime of the horse.

How it works: Biotin alone is not enough to improve horn quality in most cases, as it’s only one of many nutrients needed by the adult horse. In fact, the adult horse is said to have no dietary requirement for biotin unless under stress conditions such as intense work, traveling, being stabled for long periods or being fed a low-quality diet. And even under these conditions is relatively rare, and is usually accompanied by many other nutritional imbalances. Horses which respond to biotin supplementation alone (approximately 5% of those with poor-quality horn) show large holes in the outermost layer of the wall when viewed under a microscope. The inner layers of the wall were usually not affected. If you’d like to confirm that your horse is not short of biotin in his diet, there’s a relatively inexpensive blood test your veterinarian can perform for you. Methionine, proline, glycine and glutamine are some of the major building blocks of healthy connective tissue, or collagen. Copper and vitamin C are also necessary, serving as catalysts in the formation of strong and healthy horn. All these nutrients should be supplied via diet or supplementation for healthy hooves. Essential fatty acids are necessary for a healthy, shiny coat, as well as the proper moisture maintenance and pliability of the hoof structure. Your horse can obtain these fatty acids from grain, unprocessed grain oils, cooked whole soybeans, or the lecithin found in processed grains and supplements. Healthy hooves require zinc which supports keratin, the tough material found in the outer layers of hoof and skin. If keratin is not properly formed, the hoof will be soft and brittle. You can provide the proper quantities of zinc through diet or supplementation. Now Contains 20 mg of Biotin: Biotin is a B-vitamin produced in excess in the ceacum and large intestine if the intestinal tract is performing properly. Biotin is necessary for maintaining healthy dermal tissue, therefore, Biotin has been an ingredient in Farrier's Formula for 25 years.
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Manufacturer Life Data
Suitable for use during pregnancy? YES
Complies with Jockey Club/ FEI Rules YES
My Horse Is... Throwing Shoes
Instructions for use Adult Horses
Top dress or mix with regular feed. Use one measuring cup (170g, or 237 ml) of product per day for each 450 kg of body weight.

Body Weight - Daily Quantity
225 kg - 1/2 Cup (85 gm) per day
450 kg - 1 Cup (170 gm) per day
675 kg - 1 1/2 Cups (255 gm) per day
900 kg - 2 Cups (340 gm) per day

Adult Maintenance
After feeding for 6 to 8 months and problems have resolved, the above amounts may possibly be reduced by one half. If problems re-occur, resume feeding at the above levels.

Weanling to Adult
Feed the level corresponding to the predicted adult weight above.

Nursing Foals
Feed 1/4 measuring cup (43 g, or 60ml) per day.

Farrier's Formula is doping free and can be safely fed to competition horses.
Maintenance Feeding Rate (average size animal) 1/2 Cup after 6-8 Months
Maintenance Feeding Rate (average 500kg horse) (Grams) 170
How long will it last (days)? 30 days for the first 6-8 months when feeding 1 cup
60 days when feeding 1/2 cup
Approx cost per day £1.08 (1 cup), 54p (1/2 cup)
Ingredients Label Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Soy Protein Concentrate, Lecithin, Yeast Culture Dehydrated, DL-Methionine, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Soybean Oil, Zinc Oxide, Basic Copper Chloride, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate Supplies 20mg Biotin per cup Does not contain added sugar or molasses.
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