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Biotin

Biotin plays an important role as a coenzyme in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Biotin supplementation has been show in studies to improve a poor quality hoof by strengthening the hoof wall.

DEFICIENCY: Extremely rare, never documented in the equine. Considerable amounts are synthesized by intestinal microflora, but if mold is present in the horse's feed it can inhibit the body's ability to utilize biotin.

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