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post #1 of 10 Old 03-20-2010, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Joints

So my horse has suffered from a couple hock injuries, 2 that i've been informed about, she doesn't show any signs in motion/riding or she doesnt show and pain when touching her hocks no stiffness ect.. but i thought in knowing this that it would be smart to put her on a joint supplement..and i was curious as to if anyones ever used:
Dumor Horse Joint Supplement - 5065178 | Tractor Supply Company

Sho-Flex™ Joint Supplement Fortified with Vitamins & Minerals - Joint Supplements

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-21-2010, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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nobodys used those supplements? any suggestions?

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post #3 of 10 Old 03-21-2010, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Really nobody has any advice?

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post #4 of 10 Old 03-21-2010, 07:53 PM
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i used the first one with little results on my arthritic horse. i used fluid-flex and i saw improvements! i would also buy corta-flex for him.ive never used the second one you listed but i think it would work.

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post #5 of 10 Old 03-21-2010, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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yes, i was leaning towards the second one two, i was just seeing if anybodys used it before :) thanks for the advice :)

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post #6 of 10 Old 03-22-2010, 09:59 AM
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I have been using the Dumor on my senior citizen for 2 years now and have seen good results. However, I double the amount recommended on the label. I would also do that on most Glucosamine supplements as a study funded by the AAEP showed that an average sized horse needed 10,000mg in order to show and improvement in pain.

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post #7 of 10 Old 03-22-2010, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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thanks :) she's not in any pain, i just wanted to get on top of it so i can prolong the arthritis and such :)

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post #8 of 10 Old 03-22-2010, 09:24 PM
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I use this Flex-Force, its from the makers of Cortaflex, but I absolutely swear by it. I double up the dosage like Ryle does, even though I don't really think I need to....I just like to be cautious.

My boy is far from a senior, he's only 12, but he was a racehorse for quite a while, and he does have visible improvement with it. The only problem is I haven't had luck finding it in stores or most online places, just ValleyVet and Jeffers.

Flex-Force with HA Corta-Flx (Equine - Horse Supplements - Joint - Powdered/Pellet)
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-23-2010, 09:41 AM
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I have an older gelding with horrible arthritis. I use this with MSM daily and he stays very comfortable
B-L Solution (Equine America) - All Products -
Equithrive Joint (Biological Prospects) - All Products -

However last summer when I was riding more I used this and honestly it is like a miracle supplement its just a little more price
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-23-2010, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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cool thanks guys, i still haven't decided what i'm going to put her on yet

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