A complete fibre-based concentrate feed designed for the nutritional support of horses and ponies prone to laminitis. HoofKind Complete is a highly palatable blend containing a balanced blend of oat straw, alfalfa, fibre pellets, soya oil, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidants and biotin. It is low in starch and sugar, high in fibre and does not contain any cereals.
HoofKind Complete provides a low level but high quality protein and restricted calories and so provides limited, controlled energy from high quality digestible fibre and oil-based ingredients, making it an excellent feed for ‘fizzy’ horses and good doers, as well as those prone to laminitis.
HoofKind Complete contains a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement, and when fed at the recommended levels to horses at rest or in light work, it needs no further supplementation other than good quality forage such as High Fibre or Timothy HorseHage.
HoofKind Complete contains additional levels of biotin. Independent scientific studies have found that supplementing an average horse’s diet with 15mg of biotin per day can greatly increase both the growth rate and the hardness of the hoof. MolliChaff Hoofkind Complete has been specifically formulated to ensure that these levels are met.
The HoofKind Diet
Forget your shopping list of nuts, alfalfa, chaff, oil, minerals and vitamins, and specialist hoof supplements. A simple diet of Mollichaff HoofKind Complete – a complete feed in a bag containing all these ingredients plus important natural antioxidants, fed with High Fibre HorseHage or Timothy HorseHage, supplies all the nutrient and fibre requirements of horses and ponies in moderate to light work (hacking or schooling 4 – 5 times a week), resting or those prone to laminitis. For an average 500kg horse, feeding the required 2.5kg per day will provide the required 15mg of biotin.
HoofKind Complete also contains added magnesium. Magnesium is often deficient in UK soils and is an important factor in the nutritional support of many metabolic processes in the horse.
Additional natural plant-based antioxidants are also included in HoofKind Complete. Antioxidants help mop up free radicals and these particular antioxidants have been specially selected for the nutritional maintenance of a healthy immune system, respiratory system, circulatory system and the all-important hooves and laminae.
The following table is intended as a guide only. Good quality forage should also be offered to complete the diet. Remember that every horse is an individual and should be treated accordingly.
• Always feed at least 1.5% of bodyweight in total food per day (including forage), even to overweight horses and ponies.
• Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
• Always weigh feedstuffs, particularly when feeding horses and ponies that are overweight or prone to laminitis.
• Feed dry or damp according to preference
• As with all new feedstuffs introduce gradually and increase quantities as required.
|Approx Height |
|Approx Body |
|Quantity (kg) |
of HoofKind per day
|11 – 12.2||200||1|
|12.2 – 13.2||300||1.5|
|13.2 – 14.2||400||2|
|14.2 – 15.2||450||2.25|
|15.2 – 16.2||500||2.5|
|16.2 – 17.2||600||3|
The average weight of a level Stubbs scoop (volume 2.6 litres, bowl diameter 23cm, depth 10cm) of MolliChaff Hoofkind Complete is 0.45kg)