Farrier's Finish®

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Farrier's Finish®

Disinfect and Protect in One Step

Farrier's Finish®

Description
Farrier’s Finish® is a liquid topical hoof dressing that combats the “hoof eating” bacterial and fungal invasions which cause white line disease, thrush, and poor hoof quality. It is also a conditioner that supports correct hoof capsule moisture balance in excessively wet or dry conditions.

Yucca plant extract is an ingredient in Farrier’s Finish®. Stabled horses are often subjected to stalls containing varying amounts of excrement. Urine and feces produce high levels of ammonia which is detrimental to the tissues of the hoof capsule. The yucca plant extract binds with this ammonia, reducing its harmful effects.

 

Problems it Addresses
Hoof cracks, old nail holes and poor hoof wall structure can allow microbes to invade resulting in crumbling hoof walls or white line disease. Thrush is a bacterial infection of the sole and frog often associated with wet environments.

 

Many commercial hoof products address these problems, but they often use chemicals that denature and destroy the protective function of the hoof. Formaldehyde, turpentine, pine tar and acetone will harden the hoof and make it shine; however, they cause the hoof to lose some of its elasticity, shock absorption, and its ability to allow oxygen to pass into the hoof capsule.  A hoof wall without elasticity is more prone to cracking, and a hoof wall unable to “breathe” naturally cannot maintain healthy moisture content.

 

The Solution
Farrier’s Finish® contains a unique blend of ingredients that defends against hoof-eating microbes while maintaining proper elasticity and shock absorption of the hoof wall.  Farrier’s Finish® not only protects and disinfects the surface of the hoof, but it also penetrates deep within the hoof wall to combat microbes at the foundation of the invasion. Unlike other hoof care products, Farrier’s Finish® does not utilize harmful tar or petroleum based chemicals.

 

Available in a 16 oz (473 ml) bottle.

Application Instructions

Apply to hooves with cracks, crevices and nail holes. Repels hoof destroying microbial invasions, both bacterial and fungal. Maintains correct hoof capsule moisture balance in excessively wet or dry conditions.

 

Shake well before use
Hoof should be clean and dry before application. Allow to penetrate for several minutes.

For Hoof Problems:

Apply daily to entire hoof (coronary band, wall, sole, and frog). Special attention should be given to the white line area at the junction of the sole and the hoof wall and any other areas of concern.

As a Hoof Protectant:
Apply daily or as often as conditions dictate when utilized as a protectant from ‘hoof eating’ microbes or in excessively wet or dry conditions. Repeat application each time the hoof is dressed, rasped or trimmed.

Ingredients

Grain Extract is the lecithin extract from beans and provides the lipid air permeable coating that helps protect the hoof capsule from excessive moisture while still allowing the hoof capsule to breathe. The protective fatty acid coating provides the added benefit of a shine.

Amino acids along with the fatty acids in Farrier’s Finish® function as a surfactant much like soap; however the amino acids are less irritating to the tissues than soap. The surfactant properties allow Farrier’s Finish® to penetrate into small cracks and defects in the hoof capsule.  Another benefit of applying amino acids topically is the moisture holding capacity of amino acids helps the tissues maintain normal hydration. The topical application of amino acids is believed to directly benefit the protein structure of the dermal tissues but this property has not been scientifically verified.

Propane-1, 2-diol, also known as propylene glycol, acts as a dispersing agent and also has preservative properties.

Tea Tree Oil is plant derived oil that has strong tissue penetrating capabilities and mild antimicrobial activity.

Propan-2-ol, also known as isopropyl alcohol, is added to Farrier’s Finish® in a minimal quantity to serve as a fast drying agent.

Iodine provides antimicrobial function with minimal tissue irritation.

Yucca Extract is plant derived and functions to neutralize the harmful ammonia from urine soaked stalls.

The Benefits of Yucca Extract

Yucca plant extract is an ingredient in Farrier’s Finish®. Stabled horses are often subjected to stalls containing varying amounts of excrement. Urine and feces produce high levels of ammonia which is detrimental to the tissues of the hoof capsule. The yucca plant extract binds with this ammonia, reducing its harmful effects.

The Problem with Most Topical Hoof Products

A horse’s hoof, tough as it may appear, is made from the same proteins as your own skin. In fact, a horse’s hoof is 95% protein. Many chemicals used in commercial hoof products can denature and thereby destroy the protective function of this protein. Formaldehyde, turpentine, pine tar and acetone will harden the hoof and make the hoof shine; however by chemically “cooking” the protein the hoof loses some of its elastic qualities and ability to absorb shocks. Shock absorption is a primary function of the hooves!

A hoof wall without elasticity is more prone to cracking, and a hoof wall unable to “breathe” naturally cannot maintain healthy moisture content. Farrier’s Finish® preserves proteins and supports elasticity of the hoof wall.

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