Farrier’s Formula ® Double Strength is a pelleted hoof supplement that can be added as a top dressing on the regular feed or given separately
Over 30 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 hoof problems respond to better overall nutrition. Farrier’s Formula® provides lecithin, DL- methionine, ascorbic acid, copper, zinc, biotin, and other nutrients that allow the horse’s liver and hoof corium to build and assemble a highly crosslinked hoof wall that is denser and more resistant to cracking or drying out. Farrier’s Formula® works because it furnishes all the nutrients known to be deficient if there is a problem with hoof growth and or hoof quality Our new refill bags are nitrogen flushed and vacuum sealed to reduce product oxidization. The natural process of oxidisation causes the nutritional ingredients in all supplements to degrade over time. By replacing the oxygen in the bag with nitrogen before pulling a strong vacuum before sealing we insure that the product is as fresh as possible when you open it.
Farrier’s Formula® Double Strength Feeding Instructions
Farrier’s Formula® Double Strength should be fed with a good quality hay and grain ration. Eliminate any bran from the diet if possible. The phytate and phosphorus content of bran can alter calcium/phosphorus absorption or lead to other mineral imbalances.
Daily Feeding Level
One-half (1/2) standard measuring cup (119 ml) will deliver 85 grams of product. One cup (237 ml) will deliver 170 grams of product. Top dress or mix with grain ration.
Top dress or mix Farrier’s Formula® Double Strength with regular feed. For each 1000 lbs (450 kg) of body weight use one-half (1/2) measuring cup (85 gm) of product per day.
Body Weight Daily Quantity
500 lbs (225 kg) 1/4 Cup (42.5 gm) per day
1000 lbs (450 kg) 1/2 Cup (85 gm) per day
1500 lbs (675 kg) 3/4 Cup (128 gm) per day
2000 lbs (900 kg) 1 Cup (170 gm) per day
After feeding Farrier’s Formula® Double Strength for 6 to 8 months, the feeding level can usually be reduced by up to one half. If problems persist, resume feeding at the above “Adult Replenishment” feeding levels.
Weanling to Adult
Feed Farrier’s Formula® Double Strength at the predicted adult weight from the chart above.
Feed 1/8 measuring cup (2 tablespoons or 22 grams) Farrier’s Formula® Double Strength per day.
Ingredients Contained in Farrier’s Formula® Double Strength
Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Soy Protein Concentrate, Lecithin, Yeast Culture Dehydrated, DL-Methionine, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Biotin, Ascorbic Acid, Zinc oxide, Basic Copper Chloride, Fenugreek Extract, Calcium Iodate.
|Alfalfa meal is highly palatable to horses. It contains a high Carotene content. The horse converts Carotene to Vitamin A as needed.|
|Soy protein concentrate is rich in Amino Acids which are required building blocks of tissue. Soy protien concentrate also funishes the amino acid Tyrosine which is a component of thyroid hormone and the neurotransmitter dopamine. Tyrosine is an essential Amino Acid and therefore must be available in the diet. Research performed at Life Data Labs in the 1970s – 1980s established the relationship of this nutrient with hoof problems and obesity related syndromes. Tyrosine supplementation is the natural means of regulating these syndromes, and has always contributed to the effectiveness of Farrier’s Formula®.|
|Lecithin contains Phospholipids and Omega Fatty Acids which add strength and pliability to connective tissues, and are also critical for proper moisture balance. Skin, hoof and hair are connective tissues.|
|Yeast Culture is a rich source of B-Vitamins necessary for good metabolism and healthy dermis (skin, hoof and hair).|
|DL-Methionine is a sulfur-containing Amino Acid deficient in all commonly fed grains (corn, oats, barley, etc.). It is important for the proper utilization of lipids and building the sulfur crosslinks that add strength to connective tissue proteins.|
|Biotin is a highly active member of the B-Complex Vitamins. Biotin serves essential roles in Fatty Acid metabolism.|
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) supplementation is traditionally believed to be unnecessary in horses. However, research conducted by Life Data Labs established that stabled or stressed horses often have minimal blood levels of Ascorbic Acid and therefore benefit from supplementation. Vitamin C is required for healthy and strong connective tissue.|
|Zinc is required for the healthy maturing of keratin – a major component of the outer layers of dermal tissue. Proper keratin formation is important for wound healing, skin health, and hoof structue.|
|Copper is an important component of a multitude of metabolic functions. A Copper deficiency leads to a number of abnormal conditions including defects in the pigmentation and strength of hair and hoof.|
|Cobalt is essential for the production of Vitamin B-12 by microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract of the horse, and is important in the formation of red blood cells and healthy skin.|
|Calcium Iodate provides an easily utilized form of iodine. Iodine is a component of thyroid hormones which regulate basal metabolism. A deficiency of thyroid hormones is known as hypothyroidism and leads to a multitude of disease conditions including poor hair coat and hoof quality.|