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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. 

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.

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.

Ingredients

Aluminium chloride hexahydrate, Glycerine, Formaldehyde, Ethyl alcohol, Methyl alcohol, Methyl salicylate, Water
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    Keratex Hoof Hardener is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 178.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! I bought this for a horse with a bad crack in her foot. It helped keep the foot harden and from cracking even more.
    Date published: 2016-11-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Actually works!!! After years of working in corporate marketing, I am very sceptic of product claims. But this one is spot on right. Bought this for my two mares (one is shoeless, the other has shoes on front only) who had a super rough summer hoof wise. Lots of cracks & chips coupled with a farrier who failed to show and their hooves had eight weeks of havoc. Started using this product right after farrier session and within three days of daily application, it was astonishing how fantastic the hooves looked. My barefoot palomino moves with ease over gravel now, whereas before she has always been very ouchy. It is now almost three weeks after farrier session and their hooves look perfect. Nary a chip and small cracks have disappeared! Phenomenal product!!!
    Date published: 2016-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really works I've used this in the past and started again after my horse got an abscess and I was having trouble keeping boots on so wanted to toughen up his soles so he could go bootless without worries. It definitely promotes sole retention, has prevented him getting his usual mechanically induced white line cracks and has the added benefit of making his feet less likely to hold onto manure
    Date published: 2016-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product I have been using Keratex Hoof Hardner for about 2 years now. This was recommended by my farrier and I've followed the instructions for use. My horse has gone from throwing shoes every 2 weeks to keeping them on for a solid 5 weeks (our shoeing schedule), and he lives out in a field 24/7. His hoof quality has greatly improved from the use of this product, and my farrier recommends sticking with it's use. I must also state that I have my horse on SmartPak Hoof Supplement as well, but have no plan to discontinue the use of Keratex as it has been essential in keeping my horse sound and shod.
    Date published: 2016-08-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good so far I have only been using Keratex for about five days but so far Delilah's feet seem less sensitive on down hill trots. I will keep evaluating this product.
    Date published: 2016-07-26
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