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post #11 of 17 Old 01-24-2008, 11:34 PM
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I like the Hyaluronic Acid but you have to make sure it's right for you.
You can look into other joint health supplements too.
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post #12 of 17 Old 01-25-2008, 10:41 AM
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A glucosamine and chondroitin supplement may help with the arthritis. You want a supplement that has a high level of glucosamine.

You can try the oral hyaluronic acid supplements, but there have been no studies to show that it is effective as a feed additive. At least the glucosamine/chondroitin supplements have been shown to help in studies.

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Ok, thanks.

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post #14 of 17 Old 01-25-2008, 03:01 PM
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My grandparents, don't really want to buy all technical food, like they like to buy from the mill because it's cheaper, is there any specific ingredient I should be getting in my grain from the mill that can help any of these leg problems.


Like what I'm trying to say is there any specific ingredient in senior food or performance horse food that I can get in my horse's food at the mill?
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post #15 of 17 Old 02-05-2008, 01:13 PM
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I use joint supplements on my 2 older horses. I've used them for years. I like Equi-Flex or Fort-A-Flex. You can't stop arthritis, but you can sure make it more comfortable.
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post #16 of 17 Old 02-05-2008, 04:27 PM
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Unless you want to be feeding more than 10lbs of feed a day, putting your horse on a senior feed isn't a good plan. Especially since your horse is competing and at 17 isn't likely to have the dental issues that would make a senior feed necessary. Look at senior feeds more after 20 yrs of age...

Instead, a good feed designed to meet the needs of performance horses would be a better choice. Strategy, Ultium....any number of things would be fine.

As far as the knees, I would have a vet examine them to determine what is causing the problem. The sooner you catch and treat the arthritic changes that are common in joints in competitive horses, the longer they are able to still function.
I am sorry but you do not have to feed 10 lbs a day if there is hay being fed!
That is in the case where no hay is being fed than the max of complete feed is what is to be fed.
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post #17 of 17 Old 02-06-2008, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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I use joint supplements on my 2 older horses. I've used them for years. I like Equi-Flex or Fort-A-Flex. You can't stop arthritis, but you can sure make it more comfortable.
He doesn't have arthritis I just want to keep it that way.
Currently, I now have him on 2 coffee cans a day of regular mill sweet feed, about 4 handfuls of senior food, and 1 ounce of Corta-Flx joint support everyday. Plus hay.

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