Biotin is a sulphur containing B vitamin essential for healthy hoof growth. This important B vitamin plays a role in hoof horn quality and hoof wall strength. It improves hoof hardness and is the most commonly identified nutrient for improving poor hoof quality, including brittle hooves and overall hoof health. Biotin supplementation by horse owners has therefore risen in popularity quite dramatically in recent years.
Biotin supplement for horses is a pure horse feed supplement, for a balanced diet, without additional fillers or added sugar. Forageplus biotin should be fed to horses needing to improve poor hoof horn and and develop healthy hooves. Correcting a biotin deficiency will improve rate of growth and overall quality hoof horn.
Like other B vitamins, biotin is essential in the conversion of food to energy and is found in virtually every cell in the body. It acts as an essential co-enzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat and so enables support of growth, performance work and reproduction. Biotin is particularly important for normal thyroid and adrenal gland function.