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Keratex Hoof Hardener

Keratex Equine Hoofcare
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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. 

Favorite Features

  •  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.

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.

Made in the UK.

Due to federal regulations, we are unable to offer expedited shipping, or ship to Alaska and Hawaii for this product. Please note this item may ship separately from your order. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

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    Keratex Hoof Hardener is rated 4.717 out of 5 by 159.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product. Works super. Use it when transitioning a horse from shoes to barefoot for the winter. Wish it came with an applicator bottle.
    Date published: 2016-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from work fast I bought this product a few months ago for a few horses that were having trouble keeping shoes on. Their feet were very shelly around the nails of their shoes. This product helped very quickly.
    Date published: 2015-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Farrier/vet recommended My horse doesn't have the best of feet and they tend to get soft when its wet out and he throws shoes. I use this about 2 to 3 x's a week and it really helps with keeping his shoes on. Its the only thing I have found to work!
    Date published: 2015-12-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for barefoot horses! I pull my horses' shoes in the winter/non-showing season for us. He does pretty well when his shoes are first pulled, but he usually need a week to adjust. This helps SO much!!!!! I wish I knew about this earlier than this year!!!! It is worth the money for sure!
    Date published: 2015-12-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bob's Shoes are Staying On!! Bob is an OTTB. He seems to have the notoriously soft hoof walls that come with being a thoroughbred. All four of his hooves are light as well, so Bob is doubly blessed in that regard. Before starting Bob on Keratex, he consistently lost his shoes before the farrier's next visit, and his feet literally looked like he chewed his nails. After two months with Keratex, Bob is keeping his shoes on and the general appearance of his feet is much improved. Some of the reviews mention how messy application of this product can be. I heartily recommend using a paint bottle with a sponge tip applicator. I got mine from Amazon.
    Date published: 2015-12-02
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