Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin and essential nutrient that plays a vital role in assisting enzymes to break down fats, carbs, and proteins, helping to turn food into energy for the body and brain.

The most common benefits of biotin include:
– support a healthy coat
– reverse hair loss (when caused by biotin deficiency)
– support healthier skin, and
– encourage the growth of stronger, healthier hooves.

If your pig is suffering from hair loss or weak, brittle hooves, it’s worth evaluating their biotin consumption, increasing their forage %, and adding some biotin-rich foods.

Pig-friendly sources include:
– Nuts
– Sweet potatoes
– Spinach
– Broccoli
– Eggs
– Seeds
– Alfalfa

Horse supplements are effective at about 1 tsp/daily; and human supplements work great, and dosages between 1,000 and 3,000 mcg daily having been shown to produce positive results. Dosages exceeding 5,000 mcg/day can cause stomach ache, or excessive thirst and urination.

For the love of pigs!