We all know that humans get affected by joint problems or arthritis, especially during colder months.
However, did you know that horses too suffer from arthritis of joint related ailments?
A few signs to check if your Horse is undergoing joint related issues or has arthritis:
1) Is reluctant to break into a trot or a canter
2) Ankle looks thicker than usual
3) Leg or legs seem a little stiff when you pick his foot up
4) Vet visit or X-ray shows a case of mild arthritis or swelling in the joint area
The first thing your vet may suggest is starting off on joint supplements. But what is a good joint
supplement for a Horse? Joint supplements are used for Old or arthritic horse, a horse convalescing
from an orthopedic injury or a competing horse that has too much stress on their joints. Of all the
arthritis and joint products in the market for Equine, there are really only two that effectively treat joint
disease in Horses… Glucosamine and chondroitin.
Glucosamine is a water soluble molecule that is absorbed easily if taken in an oral format and the
cartilage is able to absorb it easily. Glucosamine is one of the building blocks found within cartilage and
hence is an active ingredient in most effective joint supplements.
Chondroitin or Chondroitin Sulfate is also found in adult cartilage tissues. When used in conjunction with
Glucosamine, it works best in relieving joint related afflictions in horses.
We have put together a selection of Joint Supplements for Horses, that not only contain Gulcosamine
and Chondroitin, but are also highly rated and a sure choice amongst our Equine customers.