In a recent field test, horses fed Absorbine Hooflex® Concentrated Hoof Builder Supplement showed a significant increase in hoof growth after a six month period of use.
This field test was conducted through a partnership between W.F. Young/Absorbine® and the American and Canadian Association of Professional Farriers, as well as members of The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard in Connecticut. Fifty horses throughout the United States and Canada ranging in age from 7-28 were put on Hooflex® Concentrated Hoof Builder Supplement. Participants included a variety of breeds and types including Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, draft horses, and warmbloods. The horses took part in a variety of activities, from pleasure riding to competitive disciplines, and included a state militia unit and drill team, as well as horses involved in polo, trail riding, dressage, eventing, and hunter jumper.
The field test horses were fed a 2 oz. serving of Hooflex® Concentrated Hoof Builder once daily beginning in September 2014. The field test was conducted over a period of six months, with each horse maintaining a regular schedule of hoof care with its farrier. Regular photographs and measurements were taken, and assessments were conducted by participating farriers throughout the test to evaluate the efficacy of the supplement.
The average amount of hoof growth was 2.43 inches (versus the typical 1.9 inches without supplementation). 33% of horses in the test saw 3 inches or more of hoof growth, and 84% saw 2 inches or more of hoof growth.