Improve Lambing and Manage Lameness with StockMins-Hoof n Horn Lambing Supplement for Sheep
StockMins-Hoof n Horn is a high specification, antibiotic free, weatherproof, loose-lick, lambing supplement specifically designed to assist in repairing damage, fortifying hooves and chitinous tissue and boosting immunity in pregnant ewes to improve lambing and manage lameness for better results.
Boggy Conditions Can Cause Lameness
A combination of hoof wear, continuous wet weather and the depletion of essential minerals, vitamins and trace elements during pregnancy can lead to hoof infection and lameness.
Hoof issues are generally noticed during mid to late pregnancy, commonly in multiple bearing ewes, where the increased weight of the ewe as pregnancy progresses puts a significant amount of extra pressure on hooves. Lameness can generally be noticed by ewes limping, lying down or grazing on their haunches.
Lameness Can Impact Pregnancy
The most noticeable impact of lameness in pregnant ewes is impaired mobility. This leads to a reduction in selective feeding and energy intake at a time when energy requirements are high. Low energy levels in pregnant ewes can cause pregnancy toxaemia and low lamb birth weights.
Lameness can also cause an increased level of stress, depression and low immunity exposing the ewe and lamb to disease.
Manage Lameness During Pregnancy
There are short-term and long-term benefits to managing lameness throughout pregnancy. These include:
- Minimising stress and therefore miss-mothering during lambing
- Reducing the risk of developing pregnancy toxaemia in late pregnancy
- Improve hoof health and prevent the development of foot rot
- Reducing the incidence of hoof infections to boost lambing performance
StockMins-Hoof n Horn Supplement
StockMins-Hoof n Horn is a high specification, antibiotic free, weatherproof, loose-lick, lambing supplement specifically designed to assist in repairing damage, fortifying hooves and chitinous tissue and boosting immunity in pregnant ewes for better lambing results.
StockMins-Hoof n Horn offers the combined power of three active ingredients (organic zinc, biotin and high levels of iodine) to target tissue repair, healthy hoof growth and structural integrity.
StockMins-Hoof n Horn is supported by essential minerals, vitamins and trace elements including elevated level of vitamin E making it the ideal supplement to support pregnant ewes and reduce lameness this lambing season.
For best results, combine StockMins-Hoof n Horn supplementation with hoof pairing and foot bathing, especially when performed before late pregnancy.