Hoof Gel - The Ultimate All Year Protection For
Keratex Hoof Gel keeps hoof horn water tight in wet
weather, stops cracking in dry. Not a damaging oil, but a powerful
hydrophobic treatment that leaves the hoof glistening dry.
While Keratex Hoof Hardener repairs damage
to the hoof horn's molecular structure
caused by water and ammonia, Keratex Hoof Gel quite simply stops the damage from
happening in the first place.
Keratex Hoof Gel protects hooves from
damage caused by manure, urine and excess water absorption.
Keratex Hoof Gel allows the hoof to
breathe. Air can pass freely through Keratex Hoof Gel in either direction
and excess moisture can be expelled from the hoof. No water or typical
chemicals can enter the hoof from the outside.
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
Keratex Hoof Gel will help prevent snowballing
if applied regularly to the sole and frog and immediately before going in the
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.
User Notes - Sold in 1
liter and 500 ml plastic bottles
Degrease the hoof with acetone to remove any previous hoof dressings. Use
a standard hoof brush to coat the whole hoof, starting just below the coronary
band. Coat the outer horn, heels, sole and frog with Keratex Hoof Gel. This will effectively
protect the entire hoof from the effects of water and ammonia.
For horses stabled in, use every two days. Horses kept out in
wet conditions, use every two days. Horses kept out in dry conditions, use every
four days. Always apply an extra coat of Keratex Hoof Gel before riding in wet
or muddy weather.