American Venice Turpentine is an effective disinfectant and antibacterial agent that acts as a counter-irritant to promote circulation and new hoof growth. An excellent hoof toughener and helps eliminate pain during strenuous exercise. Directions: As a hoof toughener - paint soles of hoof. Wipe away excess from heel bulbs. For quarter cracks - paint this product into quarter crack. Then tape hoof with plastic or adhesive tape. Change daily. Use in moderation. Can be used daily. Consistency of this product will change in colder temperatures. If this occurs, place tin in a bucket of warm water to soften.