The B-complex vitamin Biotin is involved in glucose metabolism which powers muscles.
Biotin is one of three ingredients (the others being Zinc & Methionine) that are needed in a balanced ratio to produce strong keratin (hoof). Feeding Biotin alone will make soft, flaky hooves. The National Research Council does not have a defined recommended daily amount; however, many sources cite 20 mg daily as sufficient for strong hooves when fed along with Methionine and Zinc.
Biotin is one of eight B-complex vitamins. They are water soluble and hence not stored in the body. They must therefore be supplied daily in the diet. Biotin is not toxic if taken in excess. Grain, bran, and decent quality yeasts (not brewers’ yeast) are all sources of Biotin.
Horses have bacteria in the hindgut which can synthesize some Biotin. B vitamins are used in glucose metabolism and in tissue maintenance and repair. It is one of the three ingredients which must be provided in balance to produce healthy keratin (hoof). The other two essential ingredients for keratin (hoof) manufacture are methionine and zinc.
B vitamins work best in cooperation with each other, so it is better if they are supplied as a group.
INGREDIENTS (Alphabetical Order):
Biotin , Dehydrated Yeast Culture (which improves fiber digestion)
DAILY FEED RATE (per 500 kg / 1100 lbs of body weight):
Feed 1-2 scoops (15-30 g) daily
Enclosed scoop is approximately 15 g