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Need help with supplements - getting the right combo

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        08-02-2007, 02:47 PM
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    Foal
    Need help with supplements - getting the right combo

    Let me introduce myself: Im beth, I own a wonderful 21yr old Hanoverian/TB gelding who now has arthritis and hip problems due to his years of jumping. I've had him off for the past 3 years, and wanted to get him back into shape - as he is getting bored with the retired life (seriously, no joke!) Im not going to use him for jumping, but just for light work, maybe some training level dressage - nothing more. Anywho - I was told to put him on MSM with glucosamine, but I wanted something a bit more than just thoes two. So I did a search for joint supplements and came up with Senior Flex *made by the people who do the smart packs* Its got everything in there that I think I need - but that's the thing, I have no clue where to begin. That's why I come to you guys - can you help me out? I want the glucos. And the MSM for sure, but what else would help him out? Also, if feeding all these supplements, what kind of grain should he be on as well? Thank you so much for your help! *you can email me as well*

    ~Beth
         
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        08-03-2007, 12:27 AM
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    Foal
    I would add in Hylauronic acid- but first you may want to make sure he isnt on a high sugar diet- if you get reduced starch and sugar the supplements work better on the older horses- I guess its simular to myself- if I eat alot of sugar my knees and back bother me even though I take the supplements also- the less sugar I eat the better it works.
         
        08-03-2007, 01:36 AM
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    Foal
    Thanks for your advice, ill keep that in mind :)
         

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