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Keratex Hoof Hardener

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

  • 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.
250ml. Includes brush for application.

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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    Keratex Hoof Hardener is rated 4.6923 out of 5 by 104.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from not sure about this so I sent it back I bought this for a minor crack or two in my horse's front hooves. When I got it, it came with a lot of warnings; saying to put it on the sole but not the frog.....and it just is not what my all natural horse needs. I did buy the hoof pellets though and I hope they help.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works wonders My TB had shoes on for 5 year and I decide it was time to try Barefoot again. With the help of this product my horse is completely sound!
    Date published: 2014-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This product works very well. My horses hooves were very shelly and brittle, since I began using this product, the shoe nails held much better and the hoof wall stopped breaking. One other thing, though it seems expensive, if you use the product according to directions, it lasts 2-3 months.
    Date published: 2014-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Stuff Works! I can thank Keratex Hoof Hardener for keeping my horse's shoes on this summer. We started in the Spring with wet weather that caused my horse's hooves to become very soft and impossible to hold a shoe. After a foray with hoof boots I started using the Keratex products and have kept all 4 shoes on since then. My farrier even commented how hard his hoof walls were (he didn't know I was using this product so it wasn't an imaginary change). This stuff is a life saver.
    Date published: 2014-01-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The good stuff  I bought this awhile ago and it was sitting in my shed. I decided to try it on my 16.3h kwpn gelding who would tear his shoes off every 3 weeks. I have been putting it on his feet every 3-4 days since sept. and he is now keeping his shoes on and the shoer is super happy with the strength of his previouy
    Date published: 2014-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest hoof product ever! Can't say enough great things about the keratex  product. I use the hardener during really wet months almost daily to repair and toughen up brittle hoofs. Then use the gel 2-3 times a week to maintain a good moisture balance.  It works like magic to keep proper moisture in hoofs, even for small brittle TB feet!  I should quit my day job and go work for Keratex, I believe in their products so much!
    Date published: 2014-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to for Feet I have used this product off and on for a long time. My current horse had bruises on her feet after we pulled shoes for the winter. She was very footsore. After a week of application every day and then going to twice a week as directed, no soreness and a happy horse. This is a great product to help toughen feet. I am hoping we can go shoeless!
    Date published: 2014-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product really works! I have used this on a navicular horse to harden his soles and I use it faithfully on my extreme trail/Dressage horse and Knock on wood the shoes stay on longer and his hooves never looked so good!!
    Date published: 2013-12-03
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