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post #11 of 17 Old 10-23-2009, 09:44 AM
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I recently decided to try some of the smartpak products...Breeze has a prior hock injury from when she was 2 (herd separation anxiety problems) and she tore her back legs up pretty bad...and during certain times of the year can be pretty stiff, also inherited stifle issues from her Mom, only locked up on her once in her life time (she will be 5 in Jan) but if there is something to help her I am all for it. I started her on the smartpak smart MSM, not really expensive, but worth a try. Shes been on it about 2 and half weeks now and maybe its my imagination but she is riding with alot more pep in her step than in the past. She just seems more at ease...Decided after reading someones post on here about their horse being dancy when being groomed in the belly area that turned out to be digestive/upset stomach issues that maybe that was my geldings Cochises issue..hes my slowest eater too...put in on the smart digest ultra from smartpak and I am noticing a difference. He eats more quickly than before (isnt the last one done)and he isnt as antsy anymore about grooming around his belly and I guess from my perspective I think its helped. I put my boarder horse (hard to keep weight on TB) on their smartgain has made his coat like mink is all I can say about it, and he loves it.
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post #12 of 17 Old 10-23-2009, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by luvmyperch View Post
I started Noah on some outrageouly expensive supplement from an area vet. I want something cheaper, so I'm thinking of switching to this SmartFlex Senior from SmartPak Equine. Sorry I can't give any testimonials yet but I've heard good things about it.
I'm using the SmartFlex Senior on my mare too. Just started so I'll let you know.
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post #13 of 17 Old 10-23-2009, 05:07 PM
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joint supplement

heya i disagree with the fact joint supplements are pointless because my 30yr old thoroughbred would of been put down with out them , i recomend grand mega flex which retails at about 50 for 2months supply, mainly due to the fact within 3months of being on them he was perfectly sound :) he was tried without but he went back to a cripple so obviously he went back on them. Personally i dont recomend bute or any pain relief as a long term solution as it's mask the problem and dont allow the joints to heal , and i only use it when he's particularly uncomfortable for short term relief.
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post #14 of 17 Old 10-23-2009, 05:23 PM
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According to all the vets I spoke with about the joint supplements, most of them do have a pain relief effect. MSM is apparently a pain reliever. You can only heal joints to a certian degree esp depending on what the issue is and how old the horse is. I am trying the Smart Pak's senior product to reduce pain so she is more comfortable over the winter. It may have a side effect of helping her joints re-generate some cartilage & etc, but I'm not counting on it. I think it's a good idea in some cases to use these products, but in reality you really are just masking a deeper problem.

Again, just my opinion and the information I received after talking to about 20 vets this summer. I was doing a study and supplement useage was one of the questions I was asking about. Besides since I had all those vets captive I figured I could get some free advise about my mare!
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post #15 of 17 Old 10-23-2009, 05:26 PM
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I put my mare on Legacy Horse Pellets about a month ago and it seems to be working great. I notice a big difference since she has been on them.
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post #16 of 17 Old 10-23-2009, 06:30 PM
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right now cutters on liquid corta flex plus with HA ( i think thats the right name) i got it for free from a friend whos barn switched to something else so they gave it to me. but i usually use PLATFORM joint supplement with HA, its pelleted which i find much easier then liquid. i like both. Platform is only 42 dollars for 2.815 pounds and that lasts 45 days. i think its pretty affordable
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post #17 of 17 Old 10-30-2009, 07:50 AM
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Just a little update! I've had Flame on the SmartPak supplement for about 2 weeks now (maybe a little longer) and I've started to notice a difference. I'm very critical and watchful to make sure that its not "all in my head".

Basically she was injured earlier this spring. This resulted in her not being able to bend her right front leg much off the ground. As you can imagine this makes trimming hooves painful, so I do it every week or so to make it easier on both of us.

This last weekend she could lift her hoof up an appreciable amount higher. Now I originally was going to start stretching her and exercising her a little bit and these actions would have confounded any results from the supplement. Unfortunately I haven't had any time, so the only thing that has changed is the supplement.

Pretty cool. She was also walking much easier... I'll let you know what I see in a couple weeks.

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