Dietary supplement to optimise hoof growth and repair
Biotin 2 mg/g,
Zinc sulfate 12.2 mg/g,
D L Methionine 333.3 mg/g,
Magnesium oxide 273.3 mg/g
RETREAD POWDER is a convenient powder for daily addition to feed which provides important vitamins, minerals and amino acids which are often lacking in feed and natural pasture.
RETREAD powder contains Biotin which has a role in general metabolism, and in maintaining the integrity of skin, hair and hooves. It is recognised as the rate limiting nutrient for hoof growth and hoof quality.
Methionine is a sulfur containing amino acid which is required more by keratin than any other tissue, and is often defi cient when accelerated hoof growth and repair is required.
Cysteine is an amino acid with similar functions and can be manufactured un the body from methionine. Methionine is also involved in detoxifi cation processes in the liver.
Zinc has a role in general growth and metabolism, is required for normal bone and cartilage development. It is involved in maintaining the integrity of skin and mucous membranes, hair and hooves and in wound healing, and has a role in maintaining a normal healthy coat. It is often in limited supply in poor quality pasture and in grain-based feeds. Zinc supply may also be limited in the presence of high calcium rations. If supply is limited, the tissue with the highest demand for zinc will suffer first.
Magnesium is an essential mineral in a wide range of body enzyme processes, including those necessary for the manufacture of keratin.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
To avoid powder being sifted from the feed, mix into feed well and dampen with water, molasses or oil as suits the individual horse.
1 scoop provides 15 g.
Adult horse: 1 scoop (15 g) daily
Administer daily for at least 6 – 9 months for best results.
Improvement in hoof quality begins as a visible improvement in 2 – 5 months.
Treatment of hoof conditions should always be considered as long term, often requiring 9 months or more.
RETREAD is safely used with all Nature Vet dietary or performance supplements.
Export Slaughter Interval (Horses): Nil
1.2 kg plastic bucket
Store below 25˚C (Air Conditioning). Replace lid tightly after use
For General Sale
Palatability: Many Methionine supplements deter feeding because of very poor palatability. RETREAD has good acceptance when mixed into dampened feed.
Biotin: is usually the rate limiting nutrient in hoof growth, repair and quality, however no repair will occur unless all essential nutrients are available, in the correct amounts, at the correct time. The availability of Zinc is questionable in high Calcium rations. If supply is marginal, the tissue with the highest demand for Zinc (usually skin, hoof and coat) will suffer first.