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Keratex Hoof Hardener

Keratex Equine Hoofcare
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Why We Love This

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. 

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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.

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 4.7229 out of 5 by 166.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its Amazing!! My 3 yr old Gelding had really soft feet. My sister recommended this product to me and I'm glad I bought it!!
    Date published: 2016-05-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works wonders! Worked really well on hardening the soles of my tender footed WB when she transitioned from being mostly stall kept to turned out a lot.
    Date published: 2016-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product! My horse's hoof strength & quality has improved drastically since using Keratex. Even my farrier noticed! She can go longer inbetween trims and has less chipping/breaking!
    Date published: 2016-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly!! Love it! I love this stuff!! It has worked wonders on my mare's feet in a few weeks. She had lost her strong feet after being in a wet field. So slowly we are getting back to where we were!!
    Date published: 2016-04-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It works! My gelding has been on hoof supplements for years due to his sensitive soles and has never been able to go barefoot. He still must wear shoes to walk across rocks and gravel to get to the riding arena, but as of today he no longer had to tip-toe up the driveway!Keratex is not easy to apply and you must wear gloves as the liquid is a watery consistency that can burn the skin as well as the frog of the hoof.
    Date published: 2016-03-07
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