Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Every Vet that I have spoken with about Joint Suppliments do not encourage me buying oral - because they say that they have not been proven through studdy to be effective.
The only for sure way to ensure that your horse is getting the Joint Care needed, and to ensure that the money you are spending is going to where it should be, is investing in Injections.
They have been studdied and proven to be effective and shown that your horse is getting what they need.
Now the choice is yours - you can do what you choose.
My 20 year old, "Been There Done That" TB Gelding, gets Glucosamine Intramuscular *IM* Injections, once a month. The dosage was given to me by my vet, who knows my horse, so that I know what needs to be put into the seringe before injection.
You can look into Legend, or Adequan, there is also Polyglycam and Glucosamine.
Also, there is direct joint injections. Where an Experienced Vet will inject a fluid directly into the leg itself *joint* and will put the needed dose into the worn out spot to give it what it needs to move fluidly and comfortably.
Direct injections are very expensive, so be sure to speak with your vet about this before hand.
I would have him examined by your Veterinarian first before you invest your money into any form of Joint Care that is out there, to be sure that you know exactly what it is that he needs, through the professional opinion of your Vet.
I had xrays done on my guy to be sure as to where his joint wear is and how far along it is. There are MANY options out there, but before you choose what you want to do, be as educated as you can be, on the matter first.