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Keratex Hoof Hardener

Keratex Hoof Hardener

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Overview

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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.

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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.
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Instructions
Instructions for Use:
Be sure to clean hoof and dry thoroughly before applying.
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 apply Keratex Hoof Hardener. Do not use any oils or greases while using Keratex Hoof Hardener.

Helpful Hint: Pour from the bottle into the cap and work out of cap to avoid getting dirt back in the bottle or spilling it.
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Available in 250 ml bottle with application brush included.
What Customers Say:
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Keratex Hoof Hardener is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 253.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and lasting results [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Keratex is the gold standard. With regular use results can be seen in less than two months and with occasional use after that, the results are lasting. My horse is no longer foot sore.
Date published: 2023-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tender Footed New England Foxhunter Wish I had gotten this 2 yrs ago. His tender front hooves has caused him to "ouch" stumble, but no more. Four days of this stuff and my hunter was not tender footed anymore. A trail ride today saw him eagerly trot some stone areas. Foxhunting saw a big difference in his moving out in all gaits. We had tried leather pads but he needs to "feel" the ground and they made him short strided.
Date published: 2023-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps my barefoot OTTB happy! I started this at the suggestion of my farrier and trainer after we noticed my barefoot OTTB would get a little short on hard ground. This has worked wonders and he is still very happily barefoot!
Date published: 2022-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Know ingredients before buying My vet recommended this product to me for one of my horses, so I purchased it. After I received it, I read the ingredient list & precautions & decided it wasn’t for me, so I returned it.
Date published: 2022-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For Helping Brittle Feet I have been using this on my OTTB for years. His feet tend to crack at the nail holes. I make sure it’s applied right after shoeing and about every third day there after. It really is a great help! I use it in conjunction with Kevlar Tuff Hoof and of course a good hoof supplement. It does the trick! Shoes are staying on.
Date published: 2022-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a difference Used this on a horse that was given to throwing shoes, at the recommendation of my farrier. I wouldn’t say the difference was dramatic - but I did notice some visible thickening of the sole after a few weeks and his shoe nails seemed to “stick” better. After 6+ months using this AND a biotin supplement, he pulled shoes much less frequently!
Date published: 2021-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I’ve used this before on my barefoot horse who has trouble walking on the rocky ground around my barn. I tried using this in hopes of keeping him barefoot and just a couple of weeks in he seems much more comfortable. This stuff is great, especially when it’s rainy and hooves are susceptible to becoming too soft.
Date published: 2021-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hoof toughened My horse has Shelly feet and was having trouble keeping shoes on This product is helping to harden her feet and make her much more likely not to throw a shoe I have noticed a difference in a week of use and would recommend this product
Date published: 2021-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keratix Hoof Hardener Great Product! I have used this for 2 bottles on my horses hooves and he hasn't lost a shoe! When before he was losing shoes about every two weeks. Now he goes from one shoe job to the next great!!
Date published: 2021-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Farrier recommended I bought this on my farrier's recommendation. After 6 weeks of use, my farrier is very pleased with my mare's hooves. The only reason I did not give this product 5 stars is the application process. The product says to apply to the top and sole of the hooves and allow them to dry completely. Unless you have a blow dryer handy (and a horse that won't spook at it), the top takes a long time to dry and the sole will take forever (because the horse standing on the hoof will inhibit circulation of air to dry the product).
Date published: 2021-06-11
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Keratex Hoof Hardener Review
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