Fiske's Hoof and Hide Balm has been tried and tested for over 100 years. It is a 100% natural, multi-purpose solution which is sold in an easy to apply container. This economical product covers the three basic needs of horsecare maintenance - 1. the hoof - 2. the hide - 3. the muscle. It serves the back yard family pet as effectively as it serves the needs of the highly active performance horse.
The ingredients combine to create a horseman's medicinal dream. They consist of a unique blend of cooling herbs and pure essential oils, along with the old faithful's... pine tar and menthol, combined in a non petroleum base and then thickened with raw beeswax. The beeswax thickens the mixture which limits run off waste and still allows it to remain a breathable barrier. The ingredients are gently blended under ideal conditions in our laboratory, thus producing a quality controlled product every time. Fiske's Hoof and Hide Balm is the original recipe and is as reliable today as it was 100 years ago.
It looks like butterscotch sauce, it feels like silk on the skin, and the fragrant medicinal odor changes the smell in the stable.
Each Ingredient is so important to the special receipe, it makes Fiske's what it is today!
Eucalyptus - acts as the driver so the medicine can absorb quickly. Once the medicine is absorbed the bees wax creates a water repellent covering. Euculytus is also wonderful anti fungal and antibacterial oil making it excellent for fungal based skin conditions.
Camphor - is an anti inflammatory and anti fungal oil. Along with treating the skin camphor takes away swelling and bruising from the area.
Wintergreen - is an excellent pain reliever and anti inflammatory. Its main function is to relieve the pain making the horse comfortable and relaxed. This has to be part of treating any condition.
Pine Tar - Is the main and worldliest recognized anti fungal agent in this recipe. It's strength appears to be more enhanced when it is combined with all the other ingredients in the formula.
Bees Wax - covers the area and creates a waxy water repellent breathable band aid. The water and moisture is forced to bead of the horse which helps the horse heal. Water and moisture creates much of the problem in the first place. Today silicones are used to make products water repellent, however the wound cannot breathe and the fungus grows under the silicone rather than killing it. Water and moisture feed the fungus. As well bees wax is a very rich and highly regarded natural anti biotic property, this supports the over all health of the condition.
Menthol Crystals - Menthol is a compound obtained from peppermint oil. The anti-fungal and antibacterial action of Menthol has been studied extensively. Menthol's ability to trigger the cold-sensitive receptors in the skin is responsible for the well known cooling sensation that it generates.
Thymol Crystals - naturally occur in many essential oils such as Thyme essential oil. Thymol has powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
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Available Sizes 450ml/15.8 fl.oz as of right now. Check back for more sizes!