Foundation - Advanced Hoof Care Supplement for Horses 1KG
Fact checked by Dr Jessica Putnam BVMedSci(Hons) BVM BVS(Hons) MRCVS – 11th July 2021
Using a powerful combination of naturally available ingredients, Foundation by Pilot Equine can provide natural support to horses hooves, with ingredients backed by science.
Full 1kg (1 month supply) across 2 stay fresh bags, ensuring optimum efficacy
Foundation uses seven ingredients, which can all potentially contribute to healthy hooves:
19.5mg BIOTIN - Biotin is an essential vitamin involved in numerous vital functions of the horse, including energy metabolism, fatty acid synthesis and cell regeneration. However, it is most often used as one of the effective nutrients for improving hoof quality, and therefore may benefit the overall health of your horse. [1, 2]
5,200mg DL METHIONINE - Methionine is one of the building blocks of protein and an essential amino acid. It helps to produce cysteine, which is needed for the formation of collagen that adds strength and elasticity to your horse's coat, skin, and hooves.
146mg ZINC - Zinc is a trace mineral that plays several critical roles in the horse's body. It allows the protein to bind to DNA, enhances antioxidant function, supports bone building, and is critical for hoof strength and preventing white line disease in your horse's foot.  Typically found in low amounts in forage analysis, and blocked by high levels of other minerals that it competes with, supplementing zinc to your horse is a smart idea if you want to avoid deficiency.
675mg VITAMIN C - Being essential for the formation of collagen, vitamin C helps the horse's body create new connective tissues and also to accelerate the repair of these tissues. This includes the joints, ligaments and hooves. 
450mg METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE (MSM) - MSM is a sulphur compound essential for protein synthesis. Protein, in turn, is needed to make and maintain nerves, muscles and hooves of your horse. With particular relevance to hoof health, MSM acts as a sulphur donor to keratin, which is the major protein component of the hooves. Supplementing with MSM may therefore help your horse's mobility, whilst also providing systemic anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. [5, 6]
3,000mg YEA-SACC 1026 - YEA-SACC is a live yeast culture (based on Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain 1026) that can contribute to a healthier gastrointestinal tract of your horse. It supports the digestion of fibre therefore potentially providing more energy, supports immune system function and may aid the absorption of calcium and phosphorus for greater bone strength. [7, 9]
1,640mg CALCIUM - Calcium is important for the overall health of the horse. Although most of the calcium in the horse's body is stored in the bones and the teeth, it is also essential for the release of chemicals from nerve endings, regulation of blood pressure, insulin release, and muscle contractions. [8, 9]
KEY INGREDIENT LEVELS PER 15G / 1.5 SCOOPS
5,200mg DL METHIONINE
675mg VITAMIN C
450mg METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE (MSM)
3,000mg YEA-SACC 1026
Weight Daily Level (scoops provided in pots, cups provided in bio-pouches)
up to 300kg 5g | half a scoop | 1/3 cup
300kg - 600kg 10g | 1 scoop | 3/4 cup
over 600kg 15g | 1.5 scoops | 1 level cup
FEEDING YOUR HORSE
Levels may be adjusted accordingly to the horse's specific needs, or as directed by your vet. Scoop enclosed (in pots)1 level scoop = approx. 10g. Cup enclosed (in bio pouches)1 rounded cup = approx. 25g.