Herbsmith Rx Acute Hoof Heat is a formula of herbs used for hundreds of years to assist in the management of hoof health during a laminitis episode.


Early onset of hot, painful, hooves, i.e. laminitis especially with systemic heat and damp heat patterns. Acute Hoof Heat can be used up to two months then advised to switch to Chronic Hoof Heat.

Available In:

  • 500 g Powder
  • 900 g Powder
  • 1200 g Powder
  • Flax Plus 30 day supply
  • Flax Plus 60 day supply

Chinese Theory

Laminitis is a systemic condition with disease or disharmony seen in the body and the symptoms of pain and heat seen in the hooves both in western veterinary medicine and Traditional Chinese veterinary medicine. As seen in the actions of the individual herbs the formula is useful to clear heat and invigorate blood, treating the root and the branch.

Treatment Principles: Clear heat, Cleat damp-heat, Invigorate blood and alleviate pain

Suggested Use

(For the 1000 lb Horse)

Traditional Formulas: Administer two (2) tablespoons twice daily for the initial twenty days. Then, administer two (2) tablespoons once a day thereafter. Note: In the event the horse refuses to eat herbs, start with small amounts in the grain until the horse is acquainted with the taste or try the Flax Plus version of this formula. Almost all horses will eat the herbs in their grain.

Flax Plus: Administer one (1) scoop twice daily for the initial twenty days. Then, administer one (1) scoop daily thereafter. Six tablespoon scoop included.

Precautions:Not to be used in pregnant mares.
Discontinue use if diarrhea occurs.


  • Yin Chen Hao / Artemisiae
  • Dang Gui Tou / Angelica
  • Chi Shao Yao / Red Peony Root
  • Zhi Ke / Fructus Citri Aurantii
  • Zhi Zi / Gardenia Fruit
  • Chuan Xiong / Ligusticum – Szechuan Lovage Rhizome
  • Hong Hua / Carthamus Flower – Safflower
  • Jie Geng / Platycodon – Balloon Flower Root
  • Mo Yao / Myrrh
  • Qing Pi / Tangerine Peel (green)
  • Huang Qin / Scutellaria
  • Da Huang / Rhubarb Root
  • Gan Cao / Licorice Root – Glycyrrhiza

  • Inactive Ingredients (in Flax Plus only):Ground Flax Seed