I have a 3 yo filly who is diagnosed by my vet with UFP. We consulted with an equine surgeon who recommended putting her on vitamin E and selenium supplement for a month to avoid possible surgery. I was extremely nervous about the selenium. We live in an area where they get enough of it in the grasses and it can be toxic. While I waited for the VitE Selenium to arrive, I started her on SmartFlex Repair from Smartpak. It contains 10,000 mg of Glucosamine, 1,000 mg of Chondroitin Sulfate, 100 mg of Hyaluronic Acid, 10,000 mg of MSM and 5,000 mg of Vitamin C. For helping the body maintain healthy, resilient tendons and ligaments, this formula also provides 500 mg of bio-available Silica, 1,000 mg of Hydrolyzed Collagen and 400 mg of Grape Seed Extract.
I took her off of this while she was on the vit.e and selenium. She was on it for a month and started doing worse. I put her back on the SmartFlex and she is doing better so, long story short you might learn from my experiment and try the SmartFlex. Its not cheap, $56 a month, but its seems to be helping her.
ETA- I want to add that with this filly, its very obvious to the layman's eye that the stifle is locking. With your fellow you should get a profession diagnosis before taking any steps.
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Last edited by Vidaloco; 11-16-2009 at 08:20 PM.