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  • What do the pros use for joint supplements

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    06-30-2009, 01:39 PM
Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
I am VERY VERY VERY offended by that. Our vet is not only been our vet for 8 years, but is a very close family friend, and that was not fair for you to say that about him. And he doesn't do the injections. We do.

Sorry if I offended you, but I am speaking from a horse owner that has dealt with her fair share of "iffy" vets. Not saying yours is, really, but I do turn a skeptical eye on some vets.
Personally, I would rather try an oral suppliment first, and if the horse responds positively, then great, I can avoid the injections for another while. Saying that they absolutely will NOT work whatsoever is, in my personal opinion, closed-minded becuase I have many many happy customers that attribute their horses' well-being, happiness and soundness to certain suppliments.
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    06-30-2009, 02:50 PM
Green Broke
Well said JDI. Why inject when an oral supplement might work? There is no point in endangering the joint if the horse doesn't need it.

I love Corta-Flx and to say it doesn't work to my mare, who has improved tremendously on it, would be a lie.
    06-30-2009, 06:14 PM
So my vet said that 3 good things to look for in a joint supplement are glucosamine, chondrotin, and MSM. I am probibly going to try a product called Majesty's Flex Wafers. I am choosing this bc my horse was recently put on the biotin supplement wafer that this company makes, and my horse actually eats then (which is a miracle). Does anyone have any experience with this supplement? It contains 2,500 mg glucosamine, 2500 MSM, 600 mg Chondrotin, 1,250mg yucca, and 500 mg vit C. Any comments? Also I could not really find any nutritional value of corta-flx (like I couldnt find a place where it had the amount of nutrients) THANKS!!
    06-30-2009, 06:18 PM
Sounds like you have already chosen something but I have heard good things about Manna Pro's Sho-Flex. I plan on getting my mare a bag to try out this week.
    06-30-2009, 06:30 PM
Green Broke
Sounds like you are making a good choice. I haven't tried the product myself but I have heard good things about it. You local tack store or feed store will most likely have Corta-Flx in stock so you can look at the info on the container
    06-30-2009, 07:11 PM
If your horse needs an extra kick, I.e if the MSM/Glucosamine isn't quiiiiite getting the job done, look into a supplement with Hyaluronic Acid in it. It seems to kick the whole formula up a notch, then once you are seeing steady improvements, you can back off of it.
Recent studies have shown as well that glucosamine [hydro]chloride is better than glucosamine sulfate, just something to think about.
    06-30-2009, 07:55 PM
The company makes an upgrade with Hyaluronic acid (HA) in it, but it is like $30 more
    06-30-2009, 11:06 PM
I'm just saying that if your horse seems to need an extra "kick" if you will, HA is a great addition. I wouldn't start him off on it, but if you find that the regular strength isn't doing as well as it used to, bumping him up to HA might make a difference.
I just thought that I would add as well, that some joint supplements, like Recovery, are designed to be used as needed, not used forever once started.
    07-10-2009, 08:24 PM
Here are two excellent Blog Posts about the Subject:

Joint Supplements aren't just for Human Athletes | Learn Everything About The Horse Supplements The PROs Use!

Joint Supplements - Wich are the Most Effective Types? | Learn Everything About The Horse Supplements The PROs Use!
    07-10-2009, 11:06 PM
Well here is my opinion, I have a 13ish yr.old QH that was so stiff he couldnt even flex, I have him on MSM for about 2 weeks now and he is so much better, so I'm sticking to it.

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