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Keratex Hoof Hardener

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Product Description

Keratex Hoof Hardener is useful in strengthening and protecting unshod or shod hooves. By leaving the hoof unsealed, it is able to function and breathe naturally.

What is Keratex Hoof Hardener?

Keratex Hoof hardener strengthens and protects shod and unshod hooves and also prevents cracks and hoof breakage so that shoes stay on tight and the horse remains sound.

Who is Keratex Hoof Hardener for?

For use on horses.

Why use Keratex Hoof Hardener?

Keratex Hoof Hardener prevents hoof breakage and cracks, allowing shoes to stay tightly in place and the horse to remain sound. It is an excellent choice for soft soles that are brush-prone, yearlings, foals, brood mares, hard-working, barefoot horses, and weak hooves.

How does Keratex Hoof Hardener work?

This product works by strengthening the soles' and hoof horns' molecular structures through the cross-linking of keratin. Because there is not a surface-coating residue left behind, the feet can still "breathe" appropriately. Improvement will be quickly noticeable.



Active ingredient(s):

  • Aluminum Chloride hexahydrate
  • Glycerin (glycol) Formaldehyde

How is Keratex Hoof Hardener sold?

250 ml bottle

What are the side effects of Keratex Hoof Hardener?

No side effects.

What special precautions are there?

  • Close container tightly after use.
  • Do not allow contact with skin or eyes.
  • Keep away from children.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store Keratex Hoof Hardener?

Store in a dry and cool environment.

Helpful Tips:

The Jockey Club has declared this product to be free from its list of prohibited substances.


Apply to lower half of hoof and sole, avoiding coronary band and frog. Use daily for one week then twice weekly for general hoof maintenance.

Main Ingredients

Aluminium chloride hexahydrate CAS No 7784-13-6, Glycerine (glycerol) CAS No 56-81-5, Formaldehyde CAS No 50-00-0, Ethyl alcohol CAS No 64-17-5, Methyl alcohol CAS


General horse hoof care is vital in the development and activity of your horse. A lot risks on them. From its ability to run, jump, ride trails, participate in competitions and interact with you and other horses. However, several factors can affect your horse’s hoofs considerably. From harsh weather, surrounding environment, riding terrain, horseshoes, nutrition, heredity and turnout frequency all have an overall effect of hoof health. 

Often, hoof care is deemed as a time-consuming burden instead of a necessary part of a horse's daily management. There are a large number of horse owners who believe that hoof care is the sole responsibility of their farrier. But there is more to healthy hooves than trims and shoes. Of course, farriers and veterinarians play an important role in the health of all animals. But along with proper trimming and care from these licensed professionals, several factors come into play on the owners’ part. Proper hoof care is driven by nutrition, environment, wound and injury prevention and care, and cleaning. All of which begins with the owner.
There are several signs that indicate good hoof health and care. Some these signs are:
  1. The hoof wall is smooth and uniform
  2. Hoof hall is free of cracks, rings, flares, etc.
  3. Hoof wall thickness is at least ⅜”
  4. Hoof wall taper smoothly towards the heel
  5. Rubbery, resilient frog that is twice as long as it is wide
  6. Frog does not contain any deep cracks

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