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Keratex Hoofcare is a family-run business which began with the creation of our flagship product, Keratex Hoof Hardener, in 1990.
The Keratex Hoofcare product range addresses common problems and issues relating to horses’ hooves. The bestselling Keratex Hoof Hardener will strengthen and protect shod and unshod hooves, to restore soundness after sensitive soles and to prevent existing cracks from laddering up or across the hooves. Keratex Frog Power Cleanser is great for frogs that need some attention during rainy spells or for damp stabling conditions.
A great source of everything Hoof related can be found here: Common Hoof Issues in Horses.
Keratex Hoof Hardner
Keratex Hoof Hardener formula is patented and includes a unique flexibility agent as well as a hardening agent, making this the perfect product to protect your horse from: brittle, cracked, soft or weak hooves; soft, sensitive or thin soles; repeated shoe loss; transition to barefoot; hoof damage.
It works by cross-linking the keratins and proteins within the internal structures of the hooves, making hooves stronger from the inside out. Because it absorbs into the hooves, it will not come off in the field, it will continue to work within the hoof whatever the weather and whatever the field conditions.
Keratex Hoof Hardener will strengthen and protect shod and unshod hooves, to restore soundness after sensitive soles and to prevent existing cracks from laddering up or across the hooves.
Since it first became available to horse owners in 1990 as the first product of its kind, Keratex Hoof Hardener has been proven to improve hoof quality in short and long term use. Keratex Hoof Hardener is allowed for use in competition and is recommended by vets and farriers worldwide.
Available in 250ml and 1Litre sizes.
Keratex Cooling Gel
Keratex Cooling Gel is the perfect way to cool your horse's muscles, tendons and ligaments after exercise. It is also an effective way of preventing heat and inflammation in horses on box rest, or during periods of travel.
Warm legs are more flexible on the inside and this can lead to pulled tendons and damaged ligaments so this cooling gel is a great way of keeping your horse's legs cool during or after exercise, stabling or travel.
Unlike other cooling gels in the market, Keratex Cooling Gel actually cools by evaporation, making it extra effective and completely unique in the way that it works.
Keratex Cooling Gel does not contain menthol or camphor. Menthol and camphor simply temporarily numb the hot nerve receptors, which in turn enhances the cold nerve receptors, so the horse, and the person applying it, are given the illusion of a cooling effect. Keratex Cooling Gel will actually cool the legs with a marked difference in temperature, making it a safe and highly effective product.
Available in a 1 litre tub.
Keratex Hoof & Leg Scrub
Keratex Hoof & Leg Scrub is formulated especially to apply to horses' wet and muddy hooves and legs.
Keratex Hoof & Leg Scrub was developed specifically for ease of use in wet and wintery conditions on the yard or in the field. The simple to use spray on and leave trigger spray really takes the hassle out of your routine in muddy conditions. The spray can be scrubbed or sponged onto hooves, frogs, soles, heels and pasterns, rinsed off or left on overnight to dry. It does not need to be rinsed off. The bottle has a special silent spray action for spooky horses.
Available in 300ml trigger spray bottle.
Keratex Nail Hole Damage Repair
Keratex Nail Hole Damage Repair is a great item for your grooming kit. Using the specially designed precision nozzle, simply squirt the liquid into new, old or stressed-looking nail holes to flush them with this instant cleansing and repairing solution. Once you have flooded the nail holes, the liquid gets to work, flushing out and repairing the nail holes, also cleansing and hardening both the interior and the point where the nail entered the hoof, ensuring that existing damage, gaps or rips will not develop further and will not ladder up or across the hoof. This product is very effective on hooves that suffer from problems in the double-stress area around new and old nail holes.
Keratex Nail Hole Damage Repair is available in a 200ml squeezy bottle.
Keratex Hoof Moisturiser
This product is specifically designed to address dehydrated, straw-like or brittle hooves to restore natural health and vitality. Keratex Hoof Moisturiser has an intelligent formula which works by restoring the correct moisture levels in the inside of the hooves and then maintaining this level for optimum hoof condition. It will stop hooves from cracking and breaking up through dehydration and it will also prevent those annoying floor-side flaps which can occur in warmer months. You can apply Keratex Hoof Moisturiser all over the hooves including the hoof capsule, so frogs, coronary band and heels will all benefit. Additionally, Keratex Hoof Moisturiser has the extra bonus of encouraging new hoof growth by keeping the coronary band tissue supple. When applied regularly Hoof Moisturiser gives a smooth and solid finish to the hoof wall as well as restoring the correct moisture levels. Available in 500ml bottle
Keratex Hoof Putty
Keratex Hoof Putty is great for repairing holes in the soles of a horse's feet, enabling the owner to turn out with confidence after the cavity has been plugged with Hoof Putty.
It is particularly useful when your horse is recovering from an abscess, puncture or hoof separation.
It can be used in the following ways:
To plug a small, uninfected puncture hole after thoroughly disinfecting the area, allowing you to turn out straight away when a poultice is not required
To plug a puncture or hole left behind after an abscess has been cleared and drained, after thoroughly disinfecting the area, when a poultice is required, allowing you to turn out with confidence after the poultice has been removed
Farriers often use it an additional shock absorber and comforter when used between the lily pad and frog in ponies with spring grass related problems.
To use, simply mould the adhesive putty in clean hands and press into the cavity until you have a dense plug for best results. Keratex Hoof Putty is a semi-permanent wax that seals and stabilises hoof separation, plus it prevents grit, mud and debris getting jammed up into the hole and damaging the recovery process. The adhesive filling mixture also disinfects making it the perfect aid to recovery after punctures, abscesses and cavities.
Please note that Putty will be hard while in the tin but will soften in your hands as you mould the shape you require.
Keratex Hoof Putty is allowed by the Jockey Club and the FEI.
Available in 200gm tin.
Keratex Hoof Gel
Designed for wet weather use, Keratex Hoof Gel forms a protective, waterproof and breathable layer over the hoof, keeping hooves water-tight and preventing them from softening, splitting or breaking up in wet, muddy conditions. By stopping water from saturating the internal structures of the hooves, the hooves have the time, space and correct conditions for the horse to be able to restore hoof quality. So if you find that your horse¬s hooves deteriorate, soften, throw shoes or become saturated in wet or humid conditions, apply Keratex Hoof Gel all over the hoof, frog, soles and heels every other day to restore the quality and strength in your horse¬s hooves. We give you our quality promise that Hoof Gel absorbs into the hooves and therefore will not ¬Ã‹Å“come off¬ in the field whatever the conditions. Once the product has absorbed into the hooves you will see that water forms droplets that simply roll off the hooves like rain off a waxed jacket or water off a duck¬s back.
¬ Hooves that have softened in wet conditions
¬ Horses prone to hoof crumble, weakness, breakage, punctures and cavities in the foot and sole
¬ Stabled horses or horses that suffer from hoof deterioration during wet weather
Available in 500ml and 1 litre bottles.
Keratex Hoof Shield
The Horse's Nail Polish.
Keratex Hoof Shield is the ultimate show quality cosmetic lacquer, giving hooves a superb high gloss finish which is hard wearing and durable. It has none of the mess and stickiness associated with oils and greases.
Consolidates shelly hooves by forming a hard protective layer and can be used to tighten slightly loose clenches. Dries to a hard transparent surface in seconds.
User Notes - Sold in 250 ml plastic bottles
Degrease the hoof with acetone. When first using Keratex Hoof Shield apply two to three coats to a properly prepared hoof. Thereafter, a weekly application should suffice. Use acetone to remove Keratex Hoof Shield from the hoof.