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Keratex Hoof Hardener

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Keratex Hoof Hardener strengthens weak, worn and cracked hooves by improving the molecular structure of the horn itself. The gentle acting chemical formulation forms additional intermolecular bonds between molecules of keratin through the process of cross-linking, producing a tougher, stronger horn structure. Keratin is the main protein constituent of horn and is best described as the building block of the horn structure. 

Apply to lower half of hoof and sole, avoiding coronary band and frog. Use daily for one week then twice weekly for general hoof maintenance. If the hoof has been treated with any oils or greases over the past three months, degrease the hoof thoroughly with acetone before applying Keratex Hoof Hardener. Do not use any oils or greases while using Keratex Hoof Hardener.

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  • Strengthens, hardens, and protects hooves. 
  • Equally effective in wet & dry conditions.
  • Prevents the horn from taking in excess moisture, making it resistant to softening and weakening in wet conditions. This results in a reduction in shoe loss and abscesses.
  • Keratex Hoof Hardener is not an oil or resin layer and does not seal the hoof.
  • Keratex Hoof Hardener will ensure the treated hoof is able to breathe naturally so the moisture balance is properly maintained.
  • Should also be applied to the sole of the hoof to prevent bruising.
  • Includes brush for application.
  • Great for use on both shod and unshod horses because of its hardening and strengthening effect.
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Keratex Hoof Hardener is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 235.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a difference Used this on a horse that was given to throwing shoes, at the recommendation of my farrier. I wouldn’t say the difference was dramatic - but I did notice some visible thickening of the sole after a few weeks and his shoe nails seemed to “stick” better. After 6+ months using this AND a biotin supplement, he pulled shoes much less frequently!
Date published: 2021-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I’ve used this before on my barefoot horse who has trouble walking on the rocky ground around my barn. I tried using this in hopes of keeping him barefoot and just a couple of weeks in he seems much more comfortable. This stuff is great, especially when it’s rainy and hooves are susceptible to becoming too soft.
Date published: 2021-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hoof toughened My horse has Shelly feet and was having trouble keeping shoes on This product is helping to harden her feet and make her much more likely not to throw a shoe I have noticed a difference in a week of use and would recommend this product
Date published: 2021-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keratix Hoof Hardener Great Product! I have used this for 2 bottles on my horses hooves and he hasn't lost a shoe! When before he was losing shoes about every two weeks. Now he goes from one shoe job to the next great!!
Date published: 2021-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Farrier recommended I bought this on my farrier's recommendation. After 6 weeks of use, my farrier is very pleased with my mare's hooves. The only reason I did not give this product 5 stars is the application process. The product says to apply to the top and sole of the hooves and allow them to dry completely. Unless you have a blow dryer handy (and a horse that won't spook at it), the top takes a long time to dry and the sole will take forever (because the horse standing on the hoof will inhibit circulation of air to dry the product).
Date published: 2021-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only product my farriers recommend Works well, dries quickly. The only product my farrier recommends.
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sole hardener I bought this for my OTTB who keeps bruising his soles. Seems to really have toughened up the soles! I recommend wearing gloves and pouring some into the cap to use so you dont contaminate the bottle with dirt
Date published: 2020-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hoof Hardener! My paint gelding’s feet fell apart this spring, and as a result, he wasn’t able to hold shoes for more than a week. I pulled his shoes, started him on Keratex and Ferrier’s Formula Double Strength a month ago, and after just a month, he has his shoes back on and his feet are looking so much better already! The only thing I’ve yet to notice a difference in is the toughness of his soles. His hoof wall is looking strong and healthy though!
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hoping helps! I bought this to try and harden my mates soles. This spring has been very rainy and muddy and has made her soles soft. I’ve been putting this on everyday and letting sit for a few seconds while holding hoof up and than after applying on hooves I let her stand on cross ties for a few minutes before putting in her stall for night with bedding so can soak on as much as possible. So far it’s been a month of applying everyday and I haven’t noticed a difference, hoping starts to work and help!
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really works! I bought this when my horse threw off 3 shoes in the deep mud of his pasture and I decided to keep him barefoot until Spring. It really kept his feet from breaking up. My ferrier and I love the hoof hardner.
Date published: 2020-04-17
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Keratex Hoof Hardener Review
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