A complete fibre-based concentrate feed
designed for the nutritional support of horses and ponies prone to laminitis.
HoofKind is a highly palatable mix containing a balanced blend of oat straw, alfalfa, fibre pellets, soya oil, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidants and therapeutic levels of biotin.
It is low in starch and sugar, high in fibre and does not contain any cereals.
HoofKind provides a low level but high quality protein and restricted calories and so provides
limited, controlled energy from high quality
digestible fibre and oil-based ingredients, making
it an excellent feed for ‘fizzy’ horses and good
doers, as well as laminitics.
HoofKind contains a broad spectrum vitamin
and mineral supplement, and when fed at the recommended levels to horses at rest or in light work, it needs no further supplementation other than good quality forage such as High Fibre or Timothy HorseHage.
HoofKind contains additional therapeutic levels of biotin. Independent scientific studies have found that supplementing an average horse’s diet with 15mg of biotin per day can greatly increase both the growth rate and the hardness of the hoof. Mollichaff HoofKind has been specifically
formulated to ensure that these levels are met.
For an average 500kg horse, feeding the required 2.5kg per day will provide the required 15mg of biotin.
HoofKind also contains added magnesium.
Magnesium is often deficient in UK soils and is an important factor in the nutritional support of many metabolic processes in the horse. Deficiency may be associated with glucose intolerance and
insulin resistance, both of which are important
in the nutritional management of laminitis.
Magnesium also plays an important role in
maintaining a healthy nervous system, and may help in the nutritional support of anxious or “spooky” horses.
Additional natural plant-based antioxidants are also included in HoofKind. Antioxidants help mop up free radicals and assist in the nutritional support and prevention of damage to cells and cell membranes. The antioxidants have been
specially selected for the nutritional maintenance of the immune system, the respiratory system, the circulatory system and the all-important hooves and laminae.