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NAF Introduces Natural VetCare
NAF Introduces Natural VetCare
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NAF have launched two new applications to provide everyday care for ALL types of hooves. With over five years of research employed in the development process, trialled with top farriers and their toughest clients, the recipe with infulential farriery input has proven to be incredibly successful.

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BFBA and NAF join forces for Nutritional Partnership to support farriers

One of the BFBA’s key objectives is to encourage education and facilitate the development of their member’s skills while supporting farriers throughout their careers. To underpin these core values and in an exciting new joint venture, the BFBA have partnered with NAF to offer nutritional solutions to all their members.

It is undoubtedly long and challenging process to become a qualified farrier and one thing is clear, good nutrition will underpin good farriery and provide a horse with a hoof they can work with. As modern feeding practices and management regimes vary more now than ever, nutritional advice is frequently sort. NAF will now be on hand to provide nutritional advice directly for farriers and their customers, to help deliver Five Star Nutritional Solutions when farriers need it the most.

Kate Hore RNutr (Animal), Senior Nutritionist at NAF believes this is a great way to start the new decade of farriery. “We rely on our farriers to keep us informed about of the quality of our hooves, with the variable weather conditions all year round we are experiencing, as opposed to consistent seasons, correct nutrition is now more important than ever. The correlation with liver support and hoof health also dictates the quality of hoof each farrier has to work with, and so from a nutritional aspect it is the whole horse that must be assessed. Taking into consideration a farrier’s busy schedule, we are excited to be able to support them on each call by providing them with nutritional solutions to help meet their customer’s needs and in turn promote a happy, healthy horse.”

Huw Dyer AWCF, President of the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association, “As NAF are Official Suppliers to the British Equestrian Teams, and with over 30 years’ experience formulating and the continual development of their large portfolio of both supplements, applications and veterinary support, we could not imagine a better fit when it comes to nutritional solutions for our farriers. We recognise NAF’s Clean Sport mantra which endorses their quality control methods that are some of the strictest in the industry, not just in the UK but on a global scale. All in all we hope this new relationship provides a vital tool for our farriers to turn to when they require a trusted nutritional solution.”

PROFEET LIQUID, POWDER & PELLETS
PROFEET ROCK HARD
FARRIER DRESSING AND FARRIER SOLUTION BY PROFEET
PROFEET HOOF MOIST

When should I feed a hoof supplement?

Any horse or pony with a pre-existing condition, this includes crumbling horn to shortening shoeing cycles which can be assisted. There are many nutrients required to form quality hoof horn from within. Hoof horn has to support the weight of the horse or pony and preserve its integrity, should the horse or pony be lacking in any of these nutrients it could threaten their overall performance. Reduced ridden days, increased farriery visits and new management systems could be required, which may be able to be prevented with a five star hoof supplement.

PROFEET

PROFEET
Five Star hoof support will offer:

  • Recommended proven levels of Biotin
  • Cysteine essential for di-sulphide bonds
  • MSM for sulphur donation
  • Methionine for cystine conversion
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Complex of vitamins and minerals
  • Broad blend of amino acids
  • Vital antioxidants to support against oxidative stress

History

Age old trials have pointed to the use of the essential vitamin biotin which has quickly become the “go to” ingredient when it comes to the maintenance of healthy hooves and coats. Biotin, contains sulphur which can help to strengthen and repair connective tissues which includes the collagen network within the dermis. In many diets biotin is included as part of the daily ration, however, the actual uptake is questionable due to hindgut fermentation which has resulted in supplementation. Trials have shown feeding around 15mg of biotin daily to be beneficial for ponies and small horses while larger types require up to and around 25mg.

The synergistic secret

While biotin is the most recognised form of hoof support there are essential ingredients to support healthy hooves that the horse may be deficient of in their diet. Methionine is an essential amino acid that the horse cannot produce on his own, a building block of protein providing support for connective tissue and liver function as well as having antioxidant properties. Methionine has the ability to convert to cystine – which accounts for around ¼ of the total amino acids in keratin. Keratin formation is vital for hoof structure and soundness, a resilient protein the same of that of our nails and hair with a low moisture content which is why the hoof wall is firm and coarse. To promote keratin formation, we have to ensure each horse has a good supply of the correct nutrients in order to support the horse’s weight efficiently, thus highlighting the importance of adequate methionine. Hoof horn with low methionine and as a result cystine could appear to be tacky and soft to the touch, these overall weaknesses could be detrimental on the horse’s overall performance and wellbeing. Antioxidants are key throughout a mammals’ body in order to protect cells against free radicals but are often overlooked in the equine diet as horses are continually grazing and thought to gain a quota naturally. However, due to modern diets and management practices, horses are unable to roam and extract vital antioxidants so it is imperative we provide them from natural sources.

The importance of Sulphur

Treats Hooves

Each horse has to undertake oxidation which is a reaction that extracts nutrients from their source and in some cases, unstable oxygen molecules have an unpaired electron which can as a result upset the horse’s natural homeostasis. Whether they are performing to their best, having a canter around their paddock or trotting down a road, oxidative stressors are likely to be present. The hooves have to support the weight of the horse among its many roles, “no foot, no horse,” is one of the most powerful statements in the industry as it highlights the part the hoof plays in the overall wellbeing of each horse. Without influential antioxidants to flush out the free radicals or reactive oxygen species (ROS) oxidative damage can occur which can be potentially debilitating, look out for Vitamin C and E in your supplements as these offer a good defence and most come from natural sources.

What lies beneath?

While most of us are all too familiar with the hoof wall and underside of our horse’s hooves on a daily basis, it is the internal structures that are often undervalued in particular their variable roles in hoof function. Supporting these with the right nutrition helps to keep the hoof working correctly from the inside out and the structure strong and healthy to be ready for all conditions.

No matter whether you ride competitively or if your horse or pony is unridden, there are numerous environmental threats encountered daily which could be of detriment to your horse.

Regular farrier visits are necessary in order to ensure their hooves are balanced and well attended to, but good nutrition both internally and externally ensures a healthy hoof supports their body weight and overall performance.

Environmental threats can be anything from weather conditions leading to poor horn quality, bedding or robbing moisture from the horn or a hazard in the field leading to a puncture wound through the sole. Each situation could threaten hoof health and leave areas vulnerable, however, with daily support these areas can be protected and nourished accordingly.

PROFEET
Stromsholm

STRÖMSHOLM and NAF join forces to address Hoof Care & Soundness

June 2020 sees nutritional specialists NAF and experienced farriery supplier Stromshölm begin an exciting partnership, investing in solutions to further the development of hoof care and soundness for all horses and ponies.

Carl Bettison, Managing Director, Stromshölm Ltd says
“We are delighted to be working with NAF and are now supplying the PROFEET range to our customers. PROFEET is a well-known name in hoof care and we are now able to offer their benefits to our farrier base to support their shoeing process. We are looking forward to seeing where this relationship takes our Hoof Care & Soundness brand, and will enjoy the input of nutritional experts into modern hoof care systems.”

Griselda Handy, NAF Brand Development Manager says,
“We have been working with farriers extensively to help ensure we have the best possible solutions to offer in order to meet the needs of modern management systems. With the launch of our new daily applications, PROFEET now offers a unique approach of both internal and external hoof care and we are excited to be working with Stromshölm to invest into what we see as a journey to develop hoof care as we know it.”

BFBA and NAF join forces for Nutritional Partnership to support farriers

One of the BFBA’s key objectives is to encourage education and facilitate the development of their member’s skills while supporting farriers throughout their careers. To underpin these core values and in an exciting new joint venture, the BFBA have partnered with NAF to offer nutritional solutions to all their members.

It is undoubtedly long and challenging process to become a qualified farrier and one thing is clear, good nutrition will underpin good farriery and provide a horse with a hoof they can work with. As modern feeding practices and management regimes vary more now than ever, nutritional advice is frequently sort. NAF will now be on hand to provide nutritional advice directly for farriers and their customers, to help deliver Five Star Nutritional Solutions when farriers need it the most.

Kate Hore RNutr (Animal), Senior Nutritionist at NAF believes this is a great way to start the new decade of farriery. “We rely on our farriers to keep us informed about of the quality of our hooves, with the variable weather conditions all year round we are experiencing, as opposed to consistent seasons, correct nutrition is now more important than ever. The correlation with liver support and hoof health also dictates the quality of hoof each farrier has to work with, and so from a nutritional aspect it is the whole horse that must be assessed. Taking into consideration a farrier’s busy schedule, we are excited to be able to support them on each call by providing them with nutritional solutions to help meet their customer’s needs and in turn promote a happy, healthy horse.”

Huw Dyer AWCF, President of the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association, “As NAF are Official Suppliers to the British Equestrian Teams, and with over 30 years’ experience formulating and the continual development of their large portfolio of both supplements, applications and veterinary support, we could not imagine a better fit when it comes to nutritional solutions for our farriers. We recognise NAF’s Clean Sport mantra which endorses their quality control methods that are some of the strictest in the industry, not just in the UK but on a global scale. All in all we hope this new relationship provides a vital tool for our farriers to turn to when they require a trusted nutritional solution.”

PROFEET LIQUID, POWDER & PELLETS
PROFEET ROCK HARD
FARRIER DRESSING AND FARRIER SOLUTION BY PROFEET
PROFEET HOOF MOIST

When should I feed a hoof supplement?

Any horse or pony with a pre-existing condition, this includes crumbling horn to shortening shoeing cycles which can be assisted. There are many nutrients required to form quality hoof horn from within. Hoof horn has to support the weight of the horse or pony and preserve its integrity, should the horse or pony be lacking in any of these nutrients it could threaten their overall performance. Reduced ridden days, increased farriery visits and new management systems could be required, which may be able to be prevented with a five star hoof supplement.

PROFEET

PROFEET
Five Star hoof support will offer:

  • Recommended proven levels of Biotin
  • Cysteine essential for di-sulphide bonds
  • MSM for sulphur donation
  • Methionine for cystine conversion
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Complex of vitamins and minerals
  • Broad blend of amino acids
  • Vital antioxidants to support against oxidative stress

History

Age old trials have pointed to the use of the essential vitamin biotin which has quickly become the “go to” ingredient when it comes to the maintenance of healthy hooves and coats. Biotin, contains sulphur which can help to strengthen and repair connective tissues which includes the collagen network within the dermis. In many diets biotin is included as part of the daily ration, however, the actual uptake is questionable due to hindgut fermentation which has resulted in supplementation. Trials have shown feeding around 15mg of biotin daily to be beneficial for ponies and small horses while larger types require up to and around 25mg.

The synergistic secret

While biotin is the most recognised form of hoof support there are essential ingredients to support healthy hooves that the horse may be deficient of in their diet. Methionine is an essential amino acid that the horse cannot produce on his own, a building block of protein providing support for connective tissue and liver function as well as having antioxidant properties. Methionine has the ability to convert to cystine – which accounts for around ¼ of the total amino acids in keratin. Keratin formation is vital for hoof structure and soundness, a resilient protein the same of that of our nails and hair with a low moisture content which is why the hoof wall is firm and coarse. To promote keratin formation, we have to ensure each horse has a good supply of the correct nutrients in order to support the horse’s weight efficiently, thus highlighting the importance of adequate methionine. Hoof horn with low methionine and as a result cystine could appear to be tacky and soft to the touch, these overall weaknesses could be detrimental on the horse’s overall performance and wellbeing. Antioxidants are key throughout a mammals’ body in order to protect cells against free radicals but are often overlooked in the equine diet as horses are continually grazing and thought to gain a quota naturally. However, due to modern diets and management practices, horses are unable to roam and extract vital antioxidants so it is imperative we provide them from natural sources.

The importance of Sulphur

Treats Hooves

Each horse has to undertake oxidation which is a reaction that extracts nutrients from their source and in some cases, unstable oxygen molecules have an unpaired electron which can as a result upset the horse’s natural homeostasis. Whether they are performing to their best, having a canter around their paddock or trotting down a road, oxidative stressors are likely to be present. The hooves have to support the weight of the horse among its many roles, “no foot, no horse,” is one of the most powerful statements in the industry as it highlights the part the hoof plays in the overall wellbeing of each horse. Without influential antioxidants to flush out the free radicals or reactive oxygen species (ROS) oxidative damage can occur which can be potentially debilitating, look out for Vitamin C and E in your supplements as these offer a good defence and most come from natural sources.

What lies beneath?

While most of us are all too familiar with the hoof wall and underside of our horse’s hooves on a daily basis, it is the internal structures that are often undervalued in particular their variable roles in hoof function. Supporting these with the right nutrition helps to keep the hoof working correctly from the inside out and the structure strong and healthy to be ready for all conditions.

No matter whether you ride competitively or if your horse or pony is unridden, there are numerous environmental threats encountered daily which could be of detriment to your horse.

Regular farrier visits are necessary in order to ensure their hooves are balanced and well attended to, but good nutrition both internally and externally ensures a healthy hoof supports their body weight and overall performance.

Environmental threats can be anything from weather conditions leading to poor horn quality, bedding or robbing moisture from the horn or a hazard in the field leading to a puncture wound through the sole. Each situation could threaten hoof health and leave areas vulnerable, however, with daily support these areas can be protected and nourished accordingly.

PROFEET
Stromsholm

STRÖMSHOLM and NAF join forces to address Hoof Care & Soundness

June 2020 sees nutritional specialists NAF and experienced farriery supplier Stromshölm begin an exciting partnership, investing in solutions to further the development of hoof care and soundness for all horses and ponies.

Carl Bettison, Managing Director, Stromshölm Ltd says
“We are delighted to be working with NAF and are now supplying the PROFEET range to our customers. PROFEET is a well-known name in hoof care and we are now able to offer their benefits to our farrier base to support their shoeing process. We are looking forward to seeing where this relationship takes our Hoof Care & Soundness brand, and will enjoy the input of nutritional experts into modern hoof care systems.”

Griselda Handy, NAF Brand Development Manager says,
“We have been working with farriers extensively to help ensure we have the best possible solutions to offer in order to meet the needs of modern management systems. With the launch of our new daily applications, PROFEET now offers a unique approach of both internal and external hoof care and we are excited to be working with Stromshölm to invest into what we see as a journey to develop hoof care as we know it.”

Stamp Out Bad Feet

BFBA and NAF join forces for Nutritional Partnership to support farriers

One of the BFBA’s key objectives is to encourage education and facilitate the development of their member’s skills while supporting farriers throughout their careers. To underpin these core values and in an exciting new joint venture, the BFBA have partnered with NAF to offer nutritional solutions to all their members.

It is undoubtedly long and challenging process to become a qualified farrier and one thing is clear, good nutrition will underpin good farriery and provide a horse with a hoof they can work with. As modern feeding practices and management regimes vary more now than ever, nutritional advice is frequently sort. NAF will now be on hand to provide nutritional advice directly for farriers and their customers, to help deliver Five Star Nutritional Solutions when farriers need it the most.

Kate Hore RNutr (Animal), Senior Nutritionist at NAF believes this is a great way to start the new decade of farriery. “We rely on our farriers to keep us informed about of the quality of our hooves, with the variable weather conditions all year round we are experiencing, as opposed to consistent seasons, correct nutrition is now more important than ever. The correlation with liver support and hoof health also dictates the quality of hoof each farrier has to work with, and so from a nutritional aspect it is the whole horse that must be assessed. Taking into consideration a farrier’s busy schedule, we are excited to be able to support them on each call by providing them with nutritional solutions to help meet their customer’s needs and in turn promote a happy, healthy horse.”

Huw Dyer AWCF, President of the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association, “As NAF are Official Suppliers to the British Equestrian Teams, and with over 30 years’ experience formulating and the continual development of their large portfolio of both supplements, applications and veterinary support, we could not imagine a better fit when it comes to nutritional solutions for our farriers. We recognise NAF’s Clean Sport mantra which endorses their quality control methods that are some of the strictest in the industry, not just in the UK but on a global scale. All in all we hope this new relationship provides a vital tool for our farriers to turn to when they require a trusted nutritional solution.”

How PROFEET works
PROFEET LIQUID, POWDER & PELLETS
PROFEET ROCK HARD
FARRIER DRESSING AND FARRIER SOLUTION BY PROFEET
PROFEET HOOF MOIST
Learn how PROFEET feeds

When should I feed a hoof supplement?

Any horse or pony with a pre-existing condition, this includes crumbling horn to shortening shoeing cycles which can be assisted. There are many nutrients required to form quality hoof horn from within. Hoof horn has to support the weight of the horse or pony and preserve its integrity, should the horse or pony be lacking in any of these nutrients it could threaten their overall performance. Reduced ridden days, increased farriery visits and new management systems could be required, which may be able to be prevented with a five star hoof supplement.

PROFEET

PROFEET
Five Star hoof support will offer:

  • Recommended proven levels of Biotin
  • Cysteine essential for di-sulphide bonds
  • MSM for sulphur donation
  • Methionine for cystine conversion
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Complex of vitamins and minerals
  • Broad blend of amino acids
  • Vital antioxidants to support against oxidative stress

History

Age old trials have pointed to the use of the essential vitamin biotin which has quickly become the “go to” ingredient when it comes to the maintenance of healthy hooves and coats. Biotin, contains sulphur which can help to strengthen and repair connective tissues which includes the collagen network within the dermis. In many diets biotin is included as part of the daily ration, however, the actual uptake is questionable due to hindgut fermentation which has resulted in supplementation. Trials have shown feeding around 15mg of biotin daily to be beneficial for ponies and small horses while larger types require up to and around 25mg.

The synergistic secret

While biotin is the most recognised form of hoof support there are essential ingredients to support healthy hooves that the horse may be deficient of in their diet. Methionine is an essential amino acid that the horse cannot produce on his own, a building block of protein providing support for connective tissue and liver function as well as having antioxidant properties. Methionine has the ability to convert to cystine – which accounts for around ¼ of the total amino acids in keratin. Keratin formation is vital for hoof structure and soundness, a resilient protein the same of that of our nails and hair with a low moisture content which is why the hoof wall is firm and coarse. To promote keratin formation, we have to ensure each horse has a good supply of the correct nutrients in order to support the horse’s weight efficiently, thus highlighting the importance of adequate methionine. Hoof horn with low methionine and as a result cystine could appear to be tacky and soft to the touch, these overall weaknesses could be detrimental on the horse’s overall performance and wellbeing. Antioxidants are key throughout a mammals’ body in order to protect cells against free radicals but are often overlooked in the equine diet as horses are continually grazing and thought to gain a quota naturally. However, due to modern diets and management practices, horses are unable to roam and extract vital antioxidants so it is imperative we provide them from natural sources.

The importance of Sulphur

Treats Hooves

Each horse has to undertake oxidation which is a reaction that extracts nutrients from their source and in some cases, unstable oxygen molecules have an unpaired electron which can as a result upset the horse’s natural homeostasis. Whether they are performing to their best, having a canter around their paddock or trotting down a road, oxidative stressors are likely to be present. The hooves have to support the weight of the horse among its many roles, “no foot, no horse,” is one of the most powerful statements in the industry as it highlights the part the hoof plays in the overall wellbeing of each horse. Without influential antioxidants to flush out the free radicals or reactive oxygen species (ROS) oxidative damage can occur which can be potentially debilitating, look out for Vitamin C and E in your supplements as these offer a good defence and most come from natural sources.

What lies beneath?

While most of us are all too familiar with the hoof wall and underside of our horse’s hooves on a daily basis, it is the internal structures that are often undervalued in particular their variable roles in hoof function. Supporting these with the right nutrition helps to keep the hoof working correctly from the inside out and the structure strong and healthy to be ready for all conditions.

Learn how PROFEET treats

No matter whether you ride competitively or if your horse or pony is unridden, there are numerous environmental threats encountered daily which could be of detriment to your horse.

Regular farrier visits are necessary in order to ensure their hooves are balanced and well attended to, but good nutrition both internally and externally ensures a healthy hoof supports their body weight and overall performance.

Environmental threats can be anything from weather conditions leading to poor horn quality, bedding or robbing moisture from the horn or a hazard in the field leading to a puncture wound through the sole. Each situation could threaten hoof health and leave areas vulnerable, however, with daily support these areas can be protected and nourished accordingly.

PROFEET
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Stromsholm

STRÖMSHOLM and NAF join forces to address Hoof Care & Soundness

June 2020 sees nutritional specialists NAF and experienced farriery supplier Stromshölm begin an exciting partnership, investing in solutions to further the development of hoof care and soundness for all horses and ponies.

Carl Bettison, Managing Director, Stromshölm Ltd says
“We are delighted to be working with NAF and are now supplying the PROFEET range to our customers. PROFEET is a well-known name in hoof care and we are now able to offer their benefits to our farrier base to support their shoeing process. We are looking forward to seeing where this relationship takes our Hoof Care & Soundness brand, and will enjoy the input of nutritional experts into modern hoof care systems.”

Griselda Handy, NAF Brand Development Manager says,
“We have been working with farriers extensively to help ensure we have the best possible solutions to offer in order to meet the needs of modern management systems. With the launch of our new daily applications, PROFEET now offers a unique approach of both internal and external hoof care and we are excited to be working with Stromshölm to invest into what we see as a journey to develop hoof care as we know it.”

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Our aim is to nourish and protect your horse’s hooves and stamp out bad feet

Hoof quality is largely governed by intrinsic factors such as genetics and diet, whilst external elements, including climate, management and care, also play an important part. Farriers and nutritionists alike recognise the influence diet has on hoof integrity. Poor quality horn, slow hoof growth and a propensity towards cracking and splitting can often be attributed to nutritional deficiencies. Providing targeted nutritional support on a daily basis from a correctly formulated hoof supplement can have a huge bearing on the health and growth of your horse’s hooves. In addition, providing nourishment and protection in the form of a suitable application will also benefit the hoof integrity.

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