Kelp offers a balanced fusion of nutrients for support of hoof growth and health. Enriched with calcium, vitamin E, vitamin B, vitamin K, magnesium, biominerals, carotenoids and amino acids, kelp may help prevent or reduce the severity of common hoof problems, such as hoof cracks, thrush and laminitis.
- Superior Nutritional Value
- Contains Rare Antioxidants
- Good Source of Vitamin K
- Anti-Inflammatory Properties
- Calms nervous horses
- High in Trace Minerals
- Improve Digestive Health
- Natural Antibiotic
Seaweed is a marine plant that can be found in oceans all around the world. There are approximately 1700 different varieties of seaweed and they come in three different colors; green, brown and red. The green seaweeds generally grow close to the water’s surface and are smaller than the brown and red varieties. Brown seaweed grows in slightly deeper and often cold waters, while the red seaweeds grow in very deep waters. It is the brown seaweed (also called Kelp) that is commonly fed to horses in Australia.
Kelp is multifunctional supplement that will act as an anthelmintic, antacid, immuno-stimulator, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-ulcer, heavy metal scavenger, fertility enhancer, nerve calmer, thyroid stimulator and skin and coat conditioner.
Generally, people will add seaweed to their horse’s feed to supply trace minerals that are lacking in the pasture, hay and concentrates being fed to the horse. Effectively, seaweed is used as a trace mineral supplement.
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.