Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
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SOME oral joint supplements work for SOME horses. Not all oral supplements work for all horses; some horses you will see an affect on, some you won't. Some owners also want to see an effect on their horses because they've invested hard-earned money on the product, so it's very hard to gauge owner responses.
There was an article in Horse Sport a few months ago (just looked it up, it's in the April 2009 issue) where they talked about the effectiveness of oral Glucosamine. It was shown in this study that the manufacturer recommended dosage didn't do a lick of good, and to get the levels of oral glucosamine that would actually do something in the horse you'd have to pump their feed full of it, and it's just not practical.
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