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post #1 of 12 Old 11-10-2010, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Flex-N-Action Joint supplement?

So, Lacey really needs a joint supplement and I'd like to get her on something that I'm sure I will be able to pay on a monthly basis, no matter what. Therefore, I'm looking for something under $30/month.

Going along with that, I was browsing SmartPak's selection and I feel like I've narrowed it down to a few options, the cheapest of them being "Flex-N-Action" ( FLEX-n-ACTION - Horse Joint Supplements from SmartPak Equine ) and I was wondering if any of you guys had ever had a horse on it and whether it's worth the money.
My hoof trimmer recommended SmartFlex Senior Pellets - Horse Joint Supplements from SmartPak Equine to me but that's a whole lot more expensive. However, that's my second choice.
She recommended that I find something with Glucosamine, Chondroiton and Hyaluronic Acid and both of those have it.

Alternatively, if anyone has suggestions, go for it. I'm looking for something under $30 a month and in pellet form so I don't have to add the expense of buying pellets to put it on. Lacey is somewhat of a picky eater, but not too bad.

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post #2 of 12 Old 11-10-2010, 09:56 PM
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I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work-- I might try it with my horse(once I get a horse, that is).

I have seen that Cetyl M works wonders-- but it's a little out of your price range.
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Thanks Vivache!

Anyone else? :)

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post #4 of 12 Old 11-12-2010, 05:50 PM
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Cinder can be a bit stiff so her breeder had her on Flex-n-Action and I'm keeping her on it. She moves beautifully, and doesn't seem stiff anywhere. Vet check went really well too. So, I'm keeping her on it.
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-12-2010, 05:57 PM
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Personally I believe that oral joint supplements don't really work. There has been research done that shows oral supplements get broken down in the gut and don't actually have any effect on most horses. The same research has shown that few horses are benefited, usually more severe case Can benefit although not much. I would rather do injections. There are some I'm injections you can get for about $12/ month
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I give Saro (the one with the stifle lock) a Majesty's flex cookie every day. I get them from Valley Vet 60 for 34.95. that's .58 a day. They charge $6.00 for anything under $60 but the shipping is free. I've checked other vendors and even with the 6 bucks they are the cheapest.
I think they have really helped her and she gobbles them up much better than any other supplements I've tried.

ETA If she doesn't want to eat them at first, sprinkle them with a little powdered sugar. I'd even eat them then
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Thread jacking- Vidaloco do you find that cookie helps with her stifle?
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Thread jacking- Vidaloco do you find that cookie helps with her stifle?
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I do. She's been on it for almost a year now and she is much improved. She is getting lots of exercise and is a year older so that could be helping as well.
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I wonder if I should try that with Cinder?
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I'm sure there are other supplements that have more glucosamine, chondroiten and other good for the joints stuff in it. These are just so easy to give, I just feed it to her as her morning "treat" when I give everyone else a hello cookie.
I met the folks who make them at a horse expo. They are very committed to making a quality product. I think they have succeeded.
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