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
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
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
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
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.
Notes - Sold in 1 liter and 500 ml plastic