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Reboot HOOF +

Nutritional Supplement for Hoof Health, Growth and Quality

“No hoof, no horse” is a familiar catchphrase and hoof problems are a common cause of lameness. 

 Strong and resilient hooves are essential for all horses, especially shod horses in training and regular competition.  Good hooves are also important for horses or ponies maintained primarily by barefoot trimming.

 Many horses naturally have recurring hoof problems, even on an adequate and well-balanced diet with added supplements.  These horses may suffer frequent chips, cracks, splits, crumbling and flaking, or simply grow brittle or insufficient hoof material. 

 Some breeds of horses have inherently thin soles and weak hoof walls and need a special diet to maintain hoof hardness and flexibility.

 Reboot HOOF+ is a dietary supplement containing a range of specially selected nutrients with roles in optimising hoof strength and condition to grow strong and healthy hooves in horses.

Product Information

“No hoof, no horse” is a familiar catchphrase and hoof problems are a common cause of lameness. 

 Strong and resilient hooves are essential for all horses, especially shod horses in training and regular competition.  Good hooves are also important for horses or ponies maintained primarily by barefoot trimming.

Many horses naturally have recurring hoof problems, even on an adequate and well-balanced diet with added supplements.  These horses may suffer frequent chips, cracks, splits, crumbling and flaking, or simply grow brittle or insufficient hoof material. 

Some breeds of horses have inherently thin soles and weak hoof walls and need a special diet to maintain hoof hardness and flexibility.

Reboot HOOF+ is a dietary supplement containing a range of specially selected nutrients with roles in optimising hoof strength and condition to grow strong and healthy hooves in horses.

Our Concept for Reboot Hoof +

Reboot HOOF + is a targeted hoof supplement with nutrients that are linked to improved keratinisation and bonding strength of the hoof wall and sole, growth and quality of the hoof horn material and overall health of the hooves. 

These nutrients may be low, inadequate or poorly absorbed from common equine diets, especially in horses with naturally poor hooves.  The nutrients in Reboot HOOF+ also help to optimise coat condition and the growth and fullness of the mane and tail. 

Reboot HOOF+ is highly potent because it features the unique, patented Supplet® pellet technology, exclusive to Kohnke’s Own.  This system separates nutrients into compatible pelleted groups, protecting important and fragile vitamins, including biotin, vitamin A and C, against damaging interaction with trace-minerals, such as copper, zinc and iron.

Reboot HOOF+ has been extensively researched and field trialled for optimum effectiveness with over 100 horses around Australia.  Owners reported that Reboot HOOF+ significantly improved the growth, quality and health of their horse’s hooves. They also told us that Reboot HOOF+ resolved their horse’s hoof issues, such as splits, cracks, crumbling and brittleness.

Our Concept for Reboot Hoof +

Reboot HOOF+ is a targeted hoof supplement with nutrients that are linked to improved keratinisation and bonding strength of the hoof wall and sole, growth and quality of the hoof horn material and overall health of the hooves. 

 These nutrients may be low, inadequate or poorly absorbed from common equine diets, especially in horses with naturally poor hooves.  The nutrients in Reboot HOOF+ also help to optimise coat condition and the growth and fullness of the mane and tail. 

Reboot HOOF+ is highly potent because it features the unique, patented Supplet® pellet technology, exclusive to Kohnke’s Own.  This system separates nutrients into compatible pelleted groups, protecting important and fragile vitamins, including biotin, vitamin A and C, against damaging interaction with trace-minerals, such as copper, zinc and iron.

Reboot HOOF+ has been extensively researched and field trialled for optimum effectiveness with over 100 horses around Australia.  Owners reported that Reboot HOOF+ significantly improved the growth, quality and health of their horse’s hooves. They also told us that Reboot HOOF+ resolved their horse’s hoof issues, such as splits, cracks, crumbling and brittleness.

Reboot HOOF+ is the supplement you need to help your horse’s hoof health and condition

Which Horses Benefit?
  • Horses with poor quality hooves that chip, split, crumble, flake or crack
  • Racing and performance horses struggling to maintain or replace shoes
  • Horses with slow growing hooves or lack of resilience to changing weather conditions
  • Horses with thin soles, weak hoof walls, sensitivity to hard ground or easily bruised soles
  • Horses and ponies after suffering laminitis or founder with weakened hoof structure
  • Horses which have suffered a hoof injury requiring resection, abscesses or removal of part of their hoof wall or sole.
  • Horses with a thin and sparse mane and tail or poor coat growth
Major Ingredients

Reboot HOOF+ is a unique and powerful formulation of essential nutrients to grow strong and healthy hooves.  It contains:

  • Blend of cold-pressed, colour coded Supplet® pellets separated into 3 compatible nutrient groups which ensures the potency and stability of the vitamins (particularly biotin, vitamins A and C) and trace-minerals in the supplement and in the feed.
  • High level of biotin, combined with synergistic nutrients to enable this important vitamin to work effectively to improve hoof health
  • Special ratio of amino acids and high quality protein including essential sulfur-containing amino acids, such as methionine, as well as lysine and threonine
  • Extra calcium, phosphorus and magnesium as critical nutrients to assist faster and better quality hoof growth
  • Other nutrients, such as iodine, natural silicon and vitamins and trace-minerals, selected for their activity in improving the strength and resilience of hooves
  • Does not swab, legal for racing and equestrian competitions.
  • Does not provide extra energy, sugar or cause ‘fizz’, even in sensitive horses.
  • Pelleted and palatable supplement which mixes easily into all types of feeds (wet or dry). Reduces wastage from dust, sift-out, sludging and blow away from feeders. 
Supplementation Guidelines

Each scoopful provides 60 grams of Reboot HOOF+, mix into the daily feed (wet or dry). 

Provide the initial supplementation rate for 60 – 90 days, or as required.   120 g of Reboot HOOF+ daily for horses, or 60 g daily for ponies.  

Maintenance supplementation (once satisfactory hoof growth and condition has been achieved) is 60 g of Reboot HOOF+ daily for horses (30 g daily for ponies).   

Pack Sizes and Days Supply

1.5 kg pouch (25 days supply) 

4 kg bucket (66 days supply) 

10 kg bucket (166 days supply) 

** Days supply is calculated from the 60 gram dose which is suitable for horses (500 kg body weight) for maintenance supplementation.  

Frequently Asked Questions
Why do some horses have bad hooves?

Some breeds, such as Thoroughbreds, can have inherently thin soles and weak hoof walls. Heavy horses also can suffer from frequent cracks and excessive hoof damage. Horses and ponies which have previously suffered laminitis or founder often require diets containing targeted nutrients for hoof growth to allow more regular trimming and to restrengthen the bonding capacity of hoof material. 

However, many other healthy horses suffer from poor growth, health and quality of their hooves, even when they are on an adequate and balanced diet with added supplements.

Kohnke’s Own® Reboot HOOF+ is formulated with a range of nutrients which have roles in hoof growth, quality and condition.  These nutrients may be low, inadequate or poorly absorbed from common equine diets, especially in horses with naturally poor hooves. 

Does Reboot HOOF+ have all the nutrients a horse needs?

Reboot HOOF+ is a specialised dietary supplement containing a selected range of nutrients with roles in optimising hoof strength and condition to grow strong and healthy hooves in horses. These nutrients may be low, inadequate or poorly absorbed from common equine diets, especially in horses with naturally poor hooves. 

Reboot HOOF+ is compatible with common ration balancing supplements, such as Kohnke’s Own® Cell-Provide®, Cell-Vital® or Cell-Perform®, depending on the exercise level and other dietary needs of your horse.  For best results, we recommend that you keep your horse on an adequate and well balanced ration which includes a vitamin and mineral supplement, such as Cell-Vital, then add in Reboot HOOF+ when your horse requires extra help to improve hoof health, growth and quality.   

We found during the trial of Reboot HOOF+ that horses fed a balanced diet with a good quality vitamin and mineral supplement showed initial improvement in the hooves within 2 months on Reboot HOOF+.  Horses with only a simple diet took longer to see improvements with Reboot HOOF+ (approximately 3 months on average). 

How does Reboot HOOF+ target the hooves?

Reboot HOOF+ contains a range of nutrients, but they are specifically chosen as a profile that is linked to improved keratinisation and bonding strength of the hooves, growth and condition of the hoof horn material and overall health of the hooves.  This formulation is also proven through our research trials to help grow strong and healthy hooves in horses which had poor hoof growth or condition. 

Reboot HOOF+ is also helpful for other keratin structures, including mane and tail hair. Over 70% of owners in our research trial reported that their horse’s mane and tail became thicker and fuller with Reboot HOOF+.

Why does the formulation of Reboot HOOF+ help hooves?

Reboot HOOF+ contains a range of nutrients targeted to help hoof growth and quality.  Biotin is the best known of vitamins involved directly in the structural integrity and growth of the hoof wall. It has been shown to influence the growth rate of the hoof and is necessary for the optimum elasticity of the hoof wall. Reboot HOOF+ includes 45 mg of biotin per dose (initial supplementation rate).  The biotin in Reboot HOOF+ is highly potent, stable and able to work to its full activity (which is not the case in all hoof supplements!). 

This is because Reboot HOOF+ features the unique, patented Supplet® pellet technology, exclusive to Kohnke’s Own.  This system separates nutrients into compatible pelleted groups, protecting important and fragile vitamins, including biotin, vitamin A and C, against damaging interaction with trace-minerals, such as copper, zinc and iron.

Reboot HOOF+ contains a source of high quality protein with a range of natural amino acids, supported by a ratio of added amino acids specially formulated to improve the quality of the hoof.  These include sulfur-containing amino acids, such as methionine, as well as lysine and threonine.  The amino acids are very important to ensure optimal supply of nutrients needed for the important keratin structures of the horn material that are essential for the resilience and wearing capacity of the hoof wall and sole.

Reboot HOOF+ supplies extra calcium, phosphorus and magnesium to ensure these critical nutrients are available to quickly grow strong hoof material.  Calcium is also an important mineral in the bonding of the basement membrane cells of the lamellae within the hoof and the hoof wall tubule matrix, contributing to the hardness of the hoof wall layers and wearing quality of the hooves.

The supplement also provides other synergistic nutrients, such as natural silicon and extra vitamin A, D and C, as well as trace-minerals, such as zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, selenium and chromium, all of which help Reboot HOOF+ to work effectively with a low dosage rate. 

Why is Reboot HOOF+ better than other hoof supplements?

Reboot HOOF+ has been extensively tested and field trialled with over 100 Aussie horses over a 4 year period. Horse owners signed up to the trial had often used other brands of hoof supplements for their horses’ problems for many years before starting Reboot HOOF+.  All horse owners which responded reported that Reboot HOOF+ was “Much Better” compared to previous products used. 

This is because Reboot HOOF+ has a range of nutrients linked to hoof health, growth and improved quality.  It does not supply only biotin, or other limited nutrients in overload quantities, instead, the formulation uses the power of ‘synergy’ so that the nutrients provided by Reboot HOOF+ work together to achieve a beneficial effect in all types of horses, irrespective of breed, age, exercise level or diet. 

Reboot HOOF+ is cold-press pelleted with a unique, patented Supplet® technology, exclusive to Kohnke’s Own.  This system protects important and fragile vitamins, including biotin, vitamin A and C, against the damaging interaction with trace-minerals, such as copper, zinc and iron.  The supplement contains 3 separate and different pellet groups, supplying bone minerals, trace-minerals and a special amino acid, protein and biotin pellet, in a distinct ratio to help improve hoof health and growth.

Reboot HOOF+ is highly potent, stable, palatable and easy to feed supplement because of the Supplet® system.  It also reduces wastage from dust, sift-out, blow away or sludging in feeders, which is common in other powdered hoof supplements. 

What happened on the Reboot HOOF+ trial?

More than 100 horses participated in the extensive field trial over a 4 year period. (n=120). Trial horses had different exercise levels and disciplines, from resting horses to high performance and racing horses. 

Horses were signed up to the trial if their owners reported that they had poor hooves for more than 1 year (often for many years).  This included weak or brittle hooves and other quality issues such as cracks, crumbling or flaking. Other horses couldn’t maintain shoes or had reduced hoof growth.  Some horses had experienced a recent hoof injury that needed resection or caused growth abnormalities. 

Horse owners mentioned the following problems with their horse’s hooves during the sign up interview: Poor quality hooves (50%), Can’t hold shoes (17%), Hoof injury (17%), Reduced hoof growth (9%) and Hair or coat quality (7%).

Horse owners were signed up from all states in Australia with many different pastures, feed rations and management strategies for their horse(s).  The only thing we asked them to change was to feed Reboot HOOF+ every day.  60% of horse owners fed their horse(s) a well-balanced diet, which indicated that their horse’s hoof problems were due to naturally poor hooves, rather than a diet lacking in essential micronutrients.

Horse owners fed the initial dose for 3 months, then reduced to the maintenance dose over the course of the trial. The first results of Reboot HOOF+ supplementation were seen within 7-10 weeks.  Thus, we recommend feeding the initial dose for 2-3 months to maximise primary improvements in the hooves.

What results did the trial of Reboot HOOF+ show?

Horse owners said that Reboot HOOF+ significantly improved the growth, quality and health of their horse’s hooves (average rating 9.3/10 and p<0.01).  Horse owners said that Reboot HOOF+ resolved their horse’s hoof issues, such as splits, cracks, crumbling and brittleness, by 90% on average (p<0.01). All horse owners surveyed were “Very Pleased” with how Reboot HOOF+ helped their horse’s hooves.

95% farriers which responded told their clients they were “Pleased” or “Very Pleased” with the effects of Reboot HOOF+.  75% of owners surveyed said that Reboot HOOF+ helped their horse’s hooves to grow significantly “Faster” or “Much Faster” than before (p<0.01).

Palatability was rated as “Excellent” for all horses and Reboot HOOF+ was “Very Easy” to feed.  Over 70% of owners said their horse’s mane and tail became thicker and fuller with Reboot HOOF+.

Many horse owners on the trial had previously used other hoof supplements.  All rated Reboot HOOF+ as “Much Better” compared to other products used.  All horse owners surveyed on the trial said they would purchase Reboot HOOF+!

My horse has suffered a hoof injury. Will Reboot HOOF+ help?

 

Reboot HOOF+ isn’t just for horses with bad feet, even horses with normally good hooves may need some extra help.  A number of horses on the Reboot HOOF+ trial had recently suffered from hoof injuries which required resection or removal of part of their hoof wall and sole.  Other horses had a history of sole abscesses or had experienced episodes of laminitis or founder, which weakened their hooves and needed regular trimming to restore hoof shape and condition. 

The trial of Reboot HOOF+ showed many benefits for supplementation after hoof injuries, including faster growth of horn material, improved strength and resilience of the hooves and better stability of the hoof wall and sole.  See our testimonials section to read case studies about the role of Reboot HOOF+ in the recovery of horses from hoof injuries. 

Does Reboot HOOF+ have other benefits?

Reboot HOOF+ is also helpful for other keratin structures, including mane and tail hair. Over 70% of owners on our research trial said their horse’s mane and tail became thicker and fuller with Reboot HOOF+.  These results were particularly impressive for horses which normally had a sparse, thin or poorly growing mane and tail.

What other things can I do to help hoof condition?

Reboot HOOF+ has been shown in research trials to improve the strength and resilience of the hooves, even in variable weather. 

However, a topical hoof paint can also be beneficial to moisturise the outer layers of the hoof. Kohnke’s Own® Hoof-Seal® is especially useful because it contains quality natural oils as well as a breathable layer forming technology which limits moisture variations that normally cause drying out in very hot weather or excessive softening under wet conditions. The combination of Reboot HOOF+ and Hoof-Seal is particularly helpful if your horse’s hooves don’t have the resilience to cope with the variable Australian environmental conditions. 

When can I expect results to show?

Reboot HOOF+ is a potent and concentrated supplement that has been shown in field trials to quickly improve the growth, strength and quality of hooves.  The first results of Reboot HOOF+ supplementation were seen within 7-10 weeks.  This corresponded to the time period that horse owners fed the initial dose rate of Reboot HOOF+ to their horses.  We recommend feeding the initial dose for 2-3 months to maximise the primary improvements in the hooves.

On average, horse owners reported that they saw “very noticeable” results after their horses had been receiving Reboot HOOF+ for approximately 4 months. However, as the hoof naturally grows down and replaces horn material at a rate which may take 6 -12 months, initial supplementation may be continued for a full cycle if necessary in horses with very poor hooves. 

How long do I need to feed Reboot HOOF+?

We recommend feeding the initial dose for 2-3 months to maximise primary improvements in the hooves. In this time, you should see initial improvements in hoof growth and quality. After that time, you can reduce the amount of Reboot HOOF+ to the maintenance rate to continue the good results from supplementation. 

However, as the hoof naturally grows down and replaces horn material at a rate which may take 6 – 12 months, initial supplementation may be continued for a full cycle if necessary in horses with very poor hooves.  We suggest a maintenance dose rate be continued long term for horses with naturally poor hoof quality.  Reboot HOOF+ does not contain any substances which would accumulate or ‘build up’ to negatively affect your horse’s health, even with extended supplementation.

What happens if I stop feeding Reboot HOOF+?

Some horses have naturally poor hooves even when they are feed an adequate and balanced diet.  In our extensive research trial, many horse owners saw excellent results with Reboot HOOF+ in resolving hoof issues and quickly improving the growth and strength of their horse’s hooves. 

When horse owners stopped feeding Reboot HOOF+, some reported that they saw a regression in the quality of their horse’s hooves after approximately 6 months.  We suggest a maintenance dose rate be continued long term for horses with naturally poor hoof quality. 

My horse has sensitive hooves. Will Reboot HOOF+ help?

Reboot HOOF+ has been shown in our extensive research field trial to be very beneficial for horses with sensitive hooves.  These horses may have thin soles, weak walls and suffer from pain when standing, grazing or riding on hard ground, gravel or bitumen roads, hilly country or in abrasive sand arenas.  Reboot HOOF+ helps to improve the stability of the hooves and the quality of the hoof material.  Many farriers mentioned that horses on the trial showed increased wall and sole thickness and a more stable, resilient shape of the hooves. 

Can Reboot HOOF+ change hoof conformation?

Reboot HOOF+ is very beneficial for growing strong hooves with resilient and well formed hoof material.  However, it will not affect the conformation of the hooves, particularly if the horse has abnormalities such as a club foot, under-run heels or flat feet.  Horse owners have found that Reboot HOOF+ enables better hoof wall stability and more regular trimming to be performed which can assist your farrier to correct hoof angles and shape more quickly. 

Does Reboot HOOF+ contain any banned substances?

Reboot HOOF+ does not contain any banned substances or contravene the Rules of Racing or FEI Competition. Reboot HOOF+ does not swab and is completely legal to be used with all performance horses in FEI competitions.

For use in racehorses, we recommend that you follow local guidelines on use of any supplements within 24 hours of racing.

Is Reboot HOOF+ suitable for sugar-sensitive horses?

Feeding Reboot HOOF+ will not provide extra energy, sugar or starch to the diets of sugar-sensitive horses or ponies.  Reboot HOOF+ has been tested with laminitic or EMS horses without any problems and is recommended to be fed to horses suffering from hoof problems in the aftermath of laminitis or founder. 

Testimonial for FABBY

“I struggled to maintain good hoof shape and quality with my big Warmblood dressage horse.  He had poor feet and it was so frustrating!  Reboot HOOF+ made an amazing difference in strengthening and improving the quality of his hooves.  It even helped get them into a better natural shape- barefoot!  I could see the change as his hooves grew down.  During recent wet weather his hooves were perfect which was a big relief, that wouldn’t have happened without Reboot HOOF+!”
Vicki L, VIC

Testimonial Vicki L, VIC

“I struggled to maintain good hoof shape and quality with my big Warmblood dressage horse.  He had poor feet and it was so frustrating!  Reboot HOOF+ made an amazing difference in strengthening and improving the quality of his hooves.  It even helped get them into a better natural shape- barefoot!  I could see the change as his hooves grew down.  During recent wet weather his hooves were perfect which was a big relief, that wouldn’t have happened without Reboot HOOF+! Vicki L, VIC

Testimonial for FABBY

“My Dressage horse has the best feed and supplements (he looks and feels amazing!), but unfortunately he still had problem hooves.  His hooves were weak, shelly and would breakaway.  He was consistently losing shoes on his hinds because the walls were so soft and flakey. 

I was very impressed with the difference with Reboot HOOF+.  His hooves were definitely stronger and harder.  The density, quality and integrity of the hoof material was much better and my farrier could feel the difference.  I highly recommend Reboot HOOF+.” 

Jodie D, NSW

Testimonial Cathi W, QLD

“My Dressage horse has the best feed and supplements (he looks and feels amazing!), but unfortunately he still had problem hooves.  His hooves were weak, shelly and would breakaway.  He was consistently losing shoes on his hinds because the walls were so soft and flakey. 

I was very impressed with the difference with Reboot HOOF+.  His hooves were definitely stronger and harder.  The density, quality and integrity of the hoof material was much better and my farrier could feel the difference.  I highly recommend Reboot HOOF+.” 

Jodie D, NSW

Testimonial for FABBY

“Boots has always had problems hooves. It was very difficult to keep her shod because she had thin walls and didn’t grow hoof properly.  I used many other hoof supplements without success, but her hooves have improved so much on Reboot HOOF+. She has thicker and harder walls, doesn’t have breakaways and has good quality hoof growth each trim cycle. The farrier is very impressed.  I love this product and highly recommend it!”

Cecilia M, VIC

Testimonial Karen S, NSW

Cecilia M, VIC

Testimonial for FABBY

My Quarter horse mare suffered a paddock injury where she damaged the top of her hoof and the coronet band. The injury healed well but the new hoof that grew from that area was much weaker and she would regularly suffer a split that went from the ground right to the coronet band and the growth was also very uneven.

I started her on Reboot HOOF+ and within 4-6 weeks you could see the improved growth and it looked much healthier. It took around 9 months to fully grow out and see the optimum result. Every trim you could see the strength and structure of her hoof improving. She now has no problems at all.

Nerida S. NSW

Testimonial Sian R, NSW

“My mare had poor hooves with lots of cracks.  On Reboot HOOF+, her hooves improved so much!  It’s an amazing product.  Her mane and tail also showed a great difference with softer, thicker hair growth and my friends commented how good she looked.”

Cathy J, NSW

Testimonial for FABBY

My Quarter horse mare suffered a paddock injury where she damaged the top of her hoof and the coronet band. The injury healed well but the new hoof that grew from that area was much weaker and she would regularly suffer a split that went from the ground right to the coronet band and the growth was also very uneven.

I started her on Reboot HOOF+ and within 4-6 weeks you could see the improved growth and it looked much healthier. It took around 9 months to fully grow out and see the optimum result. Every trim you could see the strength and structure of her hoof improving. She now has no problems at all.
Nerida S. NSW

Testimonial Petra M, ACT.

“My Quarter horse mare suffered a paddock injury where she damaged the top of her hoof and the coronet band. The injury healed well but the new hoof that grew from that area was much weaker and she would regularly suffer a split that went from the ground right to the coronet band and the growth was also very uneven.

I started her on Reboot HOOF+ and within 4-6 weeks you could see the improved growth and it looked much healthier. It took around 9 months to fully grow out and see the optimum result. Every trim you could see the strength and structure of her hoof improving. She now has no problems at all”

Nerida S. NSW

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