A HORSES HOOVES ARE ITS FOUNDATION
Hooves undergo continuous growth of about one centimetre each month. This growth requires constant support and adaptation in the care we provide. A balanced diet provides all the components needed for healthy hooves, however some cases will require special dietary adjustments.
From a distance, hooves often appear hard and lifeless due to their hard external layer of horn, but don't forget that underneath lies the dermis layer which is quite sensitive. Many nerve endings and blood vessels are located here. A horse with hoof problems will have irregular gaits, avoid hard surfaces and in more serious cases will even lie down more often to avoid putting weight on the hooves.
A frequent cause for sensitive hooves is an inflamed reaction after overloading or riding on uncomfortable surfaces. Older horses often have naturally sensitive hooves or a thinner hoof sole which causes them to experience pain more quickly. And if the farrier cuts a bit more off than necessary, the horse will seem like it is walking on eggshells.
Another common cause for sensitive hooves is laminitis. This condition is often the result of metabolic disorders. A build-up of toxins will cause inflammation to the lamellae which connect the hoof wall and the dermis. It is an extremely painful disease that requires a holistic approach in treatment.
Cavalor PodoSens contains a high concentration of essential oils such as clove (Syzygium aromaticum), birch (Betula alba), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus). These help to reduce sensitivity in the hooves. They also stimulate blood circulation so that toxins are eliminated more efficiently. Cavalor PodoSens also improves elasticity to the hoof wall, ensuring not only quick relief but also supporting the function of the hoof mechanism, improving hoof quality and promoting hoof growth.
Cavalor PodoSens is a therapeutic hoof oil for horses with sensitive and/or problematic hooves. Unlike other oils used for daily hoof care and for shiny hooves, Cavalor PodoSens should be used sparingly. The product should only be applied to the sole of the hoof and/or the coronet to achieve the desired effect.
Apply Cavalor PodoSens twice daily to the coronet and/or the sole. Use until symptoms disappear.
Tip: Sensitive hooves due to metabolic disorders require a holistic approach in their treatment. Here it is recommended that Cavalor PodoSens be combined with Cavalor LaminAid in addition to dietary adjustments. Cavalor LaminAid is a feed supplement that restores balance to the body's metabolic and hormonal processes in a variety of ways and supports balanced gut bacteria.