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Farrier’s Formula® Double Strength
Pelleted Nutritional Supplement for Horses
The nutrients in Farrier’s Formula® Double Strength important for a healthy hoof are provided at twice the concentration compared to the original Farrier’s Formula®. The Farrier’s Formula® Double Strength 5 kg nitrogen flushed vacuum package delivers twice the number of daily doses compared to original Farrier’s Formula®. This equates to a 60 day supply for a 450 kg horse at the Adult Replenishment Feeding Level or 120 days when feeding at the Adult Maintenance Feeding Level - with the added benefit of being more economical to feed compared to original Farrier’s Formula®. Palatability is excellent!
The importance of nutrition to the growth and quality of a
healthy hoof was unheard of in 1979 when Farrier's Formula® (formerly named Hoof and Hair) was developed and introduced by J. Frank Gravlee, DVM, MS, CNS. The
concept of "feeding the hoof" was born and a new segment of the equine industry was created.
Farrier's Formula® was developed to provide the nutrients needed to enable horses to build strong structural and connective tissue proteins (tendon, ligaments, bones, joints). Developed almost thirty years ago, it has always contained nutrients such as phospholipids, omega fatty acids, etc. that have only recently been recognized as important "players" to help produce healthy dermal tissues.
It has been the #1 recommended product by farriers in the U.S. for twelve consecutive years and is the "gold standard" by which imitation products are compared. Rival manufacturers' unsupported claims for products directly imitating Farrier's Formula® should be treated with suspicion. Farrier's Formula® is the first product of its kind based on conclusive scientific research and published in referred journals.
Farrier's Formula® is the first supplement of its kind to be scientifically based on the laboratory testing of blood collected from hundreds of horses. Each blood sample was tested for more
than 175 different factors. By entering this data into a computerized database, Dr. Gravlee was able to determine through statistical analysis which nutrients were lacking in the horses with
poor-quality hooves. Once the deficient nutrients were identified, Dr. Gravlee then produced Farrier's Formula® nutritional hoof supplement. In every scoop of Farrier's
Formula® there is thirty years of experience and research with numerous clinical studies and field trials.
How it Works
Farrier's Formula® provides the nutrient support that horses need to build strong connective tissue proteins. Connective tissue proteins are the microscopic framework of the mammalian body,
giving form and strength to all major organs and tissues. Of all the protein in the body over 40% is connective tissue protein, making it by far the most abundant.
Positive Results of Feeding Farrier's Formula®
Within as little as two weeks of feeding Farrier's Formula® one should see a glossy, more deeply colored coat. By nine to ten weeks a new band of strong, healthy growth will be clearly
visible at the coronary band, and the difference in the structure of the horn in the periople can be seen with the naked eye. Internal benefits, while more difficult to see, are just as
Farrier's Formula® and the Older Horse
Feeding Farrier's Formula® to an older horse even though he does not have hoof problems has many benefits. One of the problems in feeding the aging horse is that mastication (chewing) of
feed becomes less efficient and after the feed reaches the digestive tract nutrient absorption is diminished. Also, the connective tissue including skin, hoof, bone, tendons, and muscle is not as
strong and healthy as in younger horses. Another geriatric problem is that many times the metabolism, therefore activity, is usually slowed because of decreased levels of thyroid hormone
Supplementation and Genetics
Genetics determine the physical and chemical characteristics of the horse and affects the hoof in two ways: physically and nutritionally. Proper nutrition and management will enable the genetics
to express themselves to the fullest extent and allow the horse to build the best hoof the genes will allow. The horse inherits the maximum size, strength and thickness of the hoof wall and soles. He
also inherits the manner in which nutrients consumed are absorbed and utilized. This explains why different horses under the same feeding and management program have varying hoof health. It also
explains why the horse who demonstrates structural and nutrient deficiencies will likely require supplementation to replenish these nutrients for his entire lifetime.