Which Trace Minerals Are Most Important To Improving Hoof Quality?

Dr. Connie Larson, a retired equine nutritionist and researcher with Zinpro Corp. in Eden Prairie, Minn., tells the American Farriers Journal there are four important trace minerals necessary to improve and maintain hoof quality.

  • Zinc: important for cornification — turning protein into hoof horn
  • Copper: works in concert with zinc to form keratin proteins
  • Manganese: helps create the hard outer hoof capsule
  • Selenium: with either too little or too much of this mineral, the hoof will not be strong and healthy

“All of these important trace minerals must be in proper balance or something suffers,” writes Dr. Larson.

For more hoof health facts, check out the American Farriers Journal.

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