Health

Healthy feet make the rest of the body function better.

Hoof Armor was first designed simply as a horseshoe alternative that would protect the bottom of the hoof wall from wear…like a horseshoe. The advantages would be lighter, more flexible and nothing to fall off. I soon realized that it was the sole that really needed protection and Hoof Armor became hoof sole protection. Soon, users were applying Hoof Armor to the frog and then the heel bulbs, still as abrasion prevention, but with the intention of protecting the hoof while it naturally grew stronger and tougher. Like humans, healthy feet help make the rest of the body function better. One requirement of Hoof Armor was to be non-toxic for horses and appliers.

The same base adhesive formula is typically used in contact with food. Kevlar is added for strength and abrasion resistance and is inert and safe. As is often the case, Hoof Armor became used as a last resort when it was used to treat and defeat White Line Disease. My research as to why it succeeded found that an ingredient in the latest formulation was an effective natural antimicrobial made from non-GMO plants and used in skin care products. This lead to both treatment and a preventative for Thrush and White Line Disease and, in general, helping develop healthy hooves. Research is continuing along these lines of antimicrobial treatment with emphasis on preventive application.

Hoof Armor Research

New Research Says Hoof Armor® Ingredient isAntimicrobial and Grows Thicker, More Elastic Hoof Hoof Armor is an adhesive coating originally designed to protect against wear and chipping. For many years, that was all there was to it. Hoof Armor by itself (no horseshoes or boots) has been used to prevent excessive wear for endurance rides…
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What is Hoof Armor

Q: What is Hoof Armor?A: Hoof Armor hoof protection is a tough, yet flexible, abrasive-resistant adhesive coating used to protect the bottom of a horse’s hoof from excessive wear and chipping and also to prevent infections to the rest of the equine foot. Although Hoof Armor is tougher than a hoof, it is more flexible…
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White Line Disease

Hoof Armor used in White Line Disease Research: This is the mare with the horrible feet. See how much better they are? The farrier couldn’t believe it. He hadn’t seen her feet since last September when he put on shoes. He said she had abscesses, holes in frogs, thrush, white line disease, etc. Couldn’t believe…
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