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Science Supplements® 4Feet Plus+ Horse Hoof Support

Science Supplements® 4Feet Plus+ Horse Hoof Support

Science Supplements® 4Feet Plus+ Horse Hoof Support for horses is designed to help improve hoof horn condition, reduce cracking and splitting, decrease foot sensitivity and promote healthy skin and hair.

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Item #: X1-220689
$55.00
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Science Supplements® 4Feet Plus+ Horse Hoof Support for horses is designed to help improve hoof horn condition, reduce cracking and splitting, decrease foot sensitivity and promote healthy skin and hair.

4Feet Plus includes bioavailable D-biotin at a high level (75mg/day for a 1100lb horse). Scientifically proven to improve hoof growth, biotin is absorbed from the horse’s hindgut. Therefore, 4Feet Plus also contains a high dose of a protected live yeast to help ensure a healthy hindgut environment.  4Feet Plus also contains the needed minerals for proper hoof development (both internal and external tissues), at the ratios that meet scientific recommendations. Methionine and MSM together provide the sulfur building blocks needed for proper keratin and collagen creation. The MSM provides anti-inflammatory support to help maintain blood flow to the hooves. 

Poor hoof condition is common in all types of horses and ponies and can lead to practical problems such as splitting of the hoof and losing shoes, as well as foot pain and lameness. Changes in hoof growth or quality can take three to six months to be visible and between nine to twelve months for the entire hoof to be replaced with new growth; the time to supplement is ideally before hoof problems develop.

When new hoof begins to grow in, the new hoof growth below the coronet band should be smooth and the growth lines should be vertical and horizontal. It’s not uncommon when the new hoof has grown in and a small band of old hoof remains at the ground, the older, weaker, and less structural hoof portion may break off more readily (often after 8-10 months of supplementing and new hoof growth). This is normal, as the stronger more stable hoof grows in.

The Science Behind Each Ingredient

Biotin is an essential B vitamin (B-7) that has been shown to be the most important factor in healthy hoof development. Horses must obtain biotin either from their diet, from supplements or (with a healthy hindgut) as a product of specific bacteria living in their hindgut. 

Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the species of yeast shown to have positive impacts on hindgut health by aiding digestion and helping stabilize the hindgut microbiome.  By supporting hindgut health, the horse is better adapt at both digesting and absorbing the nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed for healthy hoof growth.

Organic Zinc is included as horn is mainly composed of a protein called keratin (a structural protein composed of fibers that makes up horn, skin, hair, wool, feathers and nails), and Zinc is vital for protein metabolism.

Copper deficiency can have an adverse effect on horn and hair quality. The correct ratio between Zinc and Copper is important, as these two trace elements interact.

Manganese is integral to formation of the internal structures of the hoof. Manganese is low in grains, and the amount provided by forage can vary dramatically. In addition, manganese is poorly absorbed, so deficiency is not uncommon.

Methionine is a key amino acid for hooves, as the production of horn involves the interaction between Methionine and keratin to produce a strong structure.

MSM is a bioavailable source of sulfur, and sulfur in turn is present in high amounts in keratin.


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3.3lb (1.5kg) tub is approximately one-month supply.

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