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Friday, 25 September 2009

Joint Supplements

Today, many people are keeping their horses on joint supplements to either help a pre-existing condition or maintain the function of healthy joints. I used to keep my mares on MSM, but quit using it when I did not see much difference. So I ask my readers, what joint supplements do you like and why?

12 comments:

Andrea said...

We used to use Flex on my jumping mare. She was only slightly "off" with her left hip. Flex helped her out a lot. I only put her on it back when I was jumping her. I really liked it.

I was also wondering if you could give some tips on yearling lunge line. I have two APHA Solid fillies that I am wanting to show and have never done lunge line in a show. So, any tips would be great!! Thanks!

StephanieNoel said...

We use Rapid Flex by Manna Pro on my mom's 3yr old Draft/QH cross because of his slowly maturing joints and it is working wonderfully!!! He was so sore before and now he is back to running around and acting like himself again!

Michelle said...

I love Matrix 4 by Med Vet Pharmaceuticals. It's pricey, but it was the only thing that really made a difference in my high maintenance show horse.

Amber DBTD said...

My vet says the only two worth buying are Cosequin or GLC5500. Incidentally, he sells GLC5500 for a LOT of money. Might be why he pimps it.

MSM and Cortaflx have done nothing for Lucy though.

Kfree said...

I use a multi purpose hoof joint and coat combo I love it i guess he doesnt need the joint supp so much but it makes me feel better to have him on it. What I DO LOVE is MTM it regulates lactic acid and really lets them move nice!

Anonymous said...

I use hyaluronex for joints, expensive but effective. its also liquid so my picky supplement eater cant eat around it. i think msm is more of an anti-inflammatory (prbly more effective for tendon health on its own) although it is used in conjunction with other ingredients in several joint supplements.

Anonymous said...

Been reading your blog for a while but never felt the need to comment but Joint stuff is near and dear to me. My swear by stuff is Nimble Supreme by Adeptus Nutrition. The lady who owns it is a PHD Equine Nutritionist and actually took the time a few years back to talk to be about the product and my horse's problems. She uses a patented low molecular wt HA (lower the better for absorbtion)Glucosamine HCI, condroitin sulfate, and collegen which is a better absorbed form of Sulfer (same thing that Msm provides). My fav is the fact that all ingredients are human pharmacutical grade product. Can you tell I've done a lot of research? :) Anyway my 27 year old is fully sound again and my 4' jumper comes out much looser and has been sound in the past 4/5 years that I have owned him and had him on the stuff.

Anonymous said...

I personally use Matrix 5 HA. It has the highest levels of everything my mare needs to stay moving her best. (MSM, HA, Chondritin Sulfate, and Glucosamine) It was recommended to me by my vet, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a horse that has arthritis in any joint that takes alot of stress. My mare is buck kneed, and must use her fetlocks to attempt to make up for her poor little knees in the pleasure classes. She has arthritis in them fairly bad, and this supplement actually helps her to use her front legs correctly. I highly recommend it.

Anonymous said...

I use Sta-Sound Joint Supplement. Its the best one on the market and the price is right at 155 for six months and free shipping.

Anonymous said...

I have tried them all. Sta-Sound Joint Supplement is the best and it is half price. all you have ot do is compare whats in it and the amounts.

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