Farrier's Aid for Horses™

Contains biotin, sulphur & zinc to aid the hardening of hoof horn and prevent cracking

A high specification hoof care supplement for all horses and ponies, designed to maintain hoof integrity and normal healthy growth.


Farrier's Aid for Horses™

Contains biotin, sulphur & zinc to aid the hardening of hoof horn and prevent cracking

A high specification hoof care supplement for all horses and ponies, designed to maintain hoof integrity and normal healthy growth.


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What are the Benefits of Feeding Farrier's Aid for Horses? 

  • Contains biotin, sulphur and zinc to aid the hardening of hoof horn and prevent cracking.
  • Helps maintain hoof integrity and normal growth.
  • Provides a unique combination of 13 active nutraceuticals.
  • Contains the unique Oatinol® Delivery System to maintain a high rate of nutrient absorption.
  • Contains high levels of Omega 3 to support optimum health and performance.
  • Wheat gluten free.
  • A 100% non-GM, soya free formulation.
  • Manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standards as palatable, easy-to-feed 2mm pellets.

When Should I feed Farrier's Aid to My Horse?

Farriers's aid should be fed to any equine that shows signs of unhealthy hooves.

Explained - Nutraceuticals & the Unique Oatinol® Delivery System

Explained - The 9 Active Nutraceuticals in Farrier's Aid for Horses

A nutraceutical is defined as any substance that is a food or part of a food and provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease (DeFelice, 1994).

Biotin

Biotin has been shown by extensive trial work to aid the hardening of hoof horn and so prevent cracking. It is an essential requirement for keratin production in the hoof, laminae and the coronary band and is critical to maintain overall hoof integrity and condition.

Collagen Matrix

Collagen possesses great tensile strength and provides the framework that gives tissues their firmness and resilience. It is essential for connecting and supporting the bones, tendons, muscles and cartilage.

Copper, Manganese & Vitamin C

All three are essential to maintaining the growth of tendons and ligaments, the formation of cartilage and the elasticity of connective tissue. It is very important for the working horse to maintain its freedom of movement and suppleness when in motion.

A complex structure like the hoof of the equine and the pressures it endures will include substantial supportive networks of tissues, as a basis for hoof integrity.

Hemp Oil Derived Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Hemp Oil is probably the best source of Omega 3 fatty acids found in the plant world. This unique combination enables the animal to produce other essential Omega 3 fats called EPA & DHA, both of which are normally only found in fish oils and are crucial for maintaining the natural anti-inflammatory action of the body.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

MSM is a source of sulphur, which helps to form cross links with other molecules that maintain the strength and integrity of connective tissues. It is also essential for the manufacture of collagen.

Oligosaccharides

Oligosaccharides from yeast cell wall and concentrated oat bran sources that help support natural expulsion of antagonists in the digestive tract and maintain a high level of natural immunity.

Zinc

Horses with poor hoof quality have been seen to respond when extra zinc has been added to their diet. It helps to maintain keratin, which is the fibrous protein that gives the wall of the hoof its hardness. The amount of keratin found in hooves can vary and this determines how tough the wall of the hoof is.

A biological antioxidant and essential for the health of reproductive, muscular, circulatory, nervous systems and immune functions in the metabolism.

Explained - The 4 Active Nutraceuticals in the Unique Oatinol Delivery System

A nutraceutical is defined as any substance that is a food or part of a food and provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease (DeFelice, 1994).

Oatinol is a natural high quality oil based concept developed by and unique to GWF Nutrition. When incorporated into the feed it supplies the following four active nutraceuticals to:

  • Maintain gut cell integrity.
  • Maintain the lining of the gut.
  • Support the immune system.
  • Aid the absorption of active ingredients, vitamins and trace elements.

Galactolipid Natural Emulsifiers

Galactolipids are a combination of sugar and fat molecules that create the perfect medium for the absorption of active ingredients across the gut wall.

Natural Tocotrienol Antioxidants

Tocotrienol antioxidants are a natural form of vitamin E. They are 40-60 times more readily available than other forms of vitamin E and help to maintain the integrity of the cells forming the lining of the gut to aid absorption.

Oat Derived Beta Glucans

Beta Glucans have prebiotic properties that support beneficial bacteria in the gut to promote healthy absorption.

Phospholipids

Phospholipids have emulsifying properties and have been shown to actively influence nutrient digestibility and absorption.

Daily Feeding Recommendation

  • Simply mix with your horse or pony's normal feed.​
  • 1 measure = 100gm (measure included).

All Horses & Ponies

  • General Maintenance: 1 Measure (100gm) / Day

Additional Product Information

Product Information & Analysis

Form & Pack Size(s)

Manufactured as:

  • Very Digestible 2mm Pellets

Available in:

  • 3kg Minimum Waste Pouch​es

Analytical Constituents

  • 16% Crude Protein
  • 8% Crude Fat
  • 14% Crude Fibre
  • 4% Crude Ash
  • 20% Starch
  • 3% Sugar
  • 0.3% Calcium
  • 0.4% Phosphorus
  • 0.1% Sodium

Composition

  • Black Oats
  • Hemp Seed Meal
  • Micronized (Sugar) Beet Pulp
  • Cane (Sugar) Molasses
  • 7.5% Oligosaccharides
  • 4% Vegetable Oils & Fats (Oatinol)
  • Seaweed Meal
  • 0.5% MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
  • 0.5% Collagen Matrix

Nutritional Additives

Vitamins (kg)

  • 25000mcg Biotin (3a880)
  • 1000mg Vitamin C (3a300 Ascorbic Acid)

Trace Elements (/kg)

  • 50mg Copper (Copper (II) Sulphate Pentahydrate 3b405 & 3b409 Dicopper Chloride Trihydroxide)
  • 50mg Manganese (Manganese (II) Oxide 3b502 & 3b507 Dimanganous Chloride Trihydroxide)
  • 300mg Zinc (Zinc Oxide 3b603 & 3b609 Zinc Chloride Hydroxide Monohydrate)

Zootechnical Additives

Gut Flora Stabilisers (/kg)

  • 4e10 CFU/kg (Actisaf Sc47) Saccharomyces Cerevisiae NCYC Sc47, (EC 4b1702)

Quality Assurance / Storage Advice & Additional Information 

  • This product is manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standard.
  • This product should be stored in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.
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Associated Knowledge Base Articles

For more detailed information relating to the benefits of this product, please refer to the following Knowledge Base articles:

For Further Information: call: +44(0) 1225 708482 / email: info@gwfnutrition.com