Keratex Hoof Gel gives hooves total protection from the harmful effects of water damage. When hooves are exposed to excess moisture – from muddy/boggy grazing, stabling or climate – they start to deteriorate and soften. This can lead to hoof breakage, cracks and soft frogs, punctured soles, thrown shoes and abscesses.
Keratex Hoof Gel will guard against water damage. It provides a safe, fully breathable barrier against incoming moisture and completely protects the hooves from the damaging effects of excess moisture by stopping excess water from being absorbed. Used before turn out, stabling or in rainy spells, Keratex Hoof Gel is proven to strengthen hooves and prevent further water damage from occurring. Once applied, water will form droplets on the hooves and simply slide off , much like rain
off a waxed jacket or water off a duck’s back.
Most problems resulting in hooves cracking and losing shoes are caused by the effects of water and ammonia. Keratex Hoof Gel protects the whole hoof capsule by providing a barrier against adverse environmental influences acting on the integrity of hoof horn.
Normal hoof oils and greases offer little protection against environmental damage. Once they come in contact with ammonia from urine, they become water soluble emulsions which are quickly washed off, allowing both water and ammonia to permeate the horn.
To maintain a healthy hoof capsule, Keratex Hoof Gel allows the horn to breathe. This means that air can pass freely through Keratex Hoof Gel in either direction and excess moisture can be expelled from the hoof, but no water or chemicals can enter the hoof from outside, The function is much the same as semi-permeable cloth used for outdoor clothing, which allows moisture out, but prevents rain from getting in.
Horn does not need extra moisture from external sources as the hoof capsule will take care of that naturally from inside. Constant changes in the moisture content of the hoof will result in cracking during the Summer.
Used as a standard hoof treatment throughout the year, Keratex Hoof Gel will maintain the moisture content of the hoof at the same natural level, rain or shine, Summer or Winter, turned out or stabled in. This is the answer to maintaining hooves in a healthy condition throughout the year. Hooves will naturally become stronger, harder and more able to resist the stresses of shoeing and work.
Because of the waterproofing effect, hooves are easier to clean and dry. Keratex Hoof Gel also contains a natural disinfectant to maintain hooves in a healthy condition.
Keratex Hoof Gel will help prevent snowballing if applied regularly to the sole and frog and immediately before going in the snow.
If you are showing or going to an event, all you need to do is apply Keratex Hoof Gel, let it dry, and then buff it with a cloth to have a super natural sheen on the hooves. Keratex Hoof Gel does not attract bedding, grass and dust in the same way as grease and oil type hoof dressings.
Available Sizes: 500ml, 1L