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post #1 of 9 Old 01-25-2009, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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supplement for Montana

I've been thinking about putting Montana on some sort of supplement, mostly because he's a somewhat older horse (about 15 years old)

He currently gets 1 quart of Purina Horseman's Edge sweet feed 2x a day (a total of 2 quarts a day)

When he is turned out, he gets access to a round bale.

He also has a mineral salt block in his stall and of course access to fresh water 24/7.

He did have a mild case of rain rot that is all healed up.

I am going to show him in the spring/summer and would like him moving/looking/feeling his best.

I came across this supplement and thought it would be good. And I like the fact that it has stuff in it for his joints as well.
Missing Link Plus with Glucosamine from SmartPak Equine

Any thoughts on that supplement?
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-26-2009, 03:30 PM
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I dont know anything about that supplement but I know that we always use a MSM supplement for our horses joints. We also use MiraCoat to make there coats look great.

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post #3 of 9 Old 01-27-2009, 01:49 AM
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If you look at the guaranteed analysis, there is only vitamin A and B-1 and some minerals, etc. So, if you were hoping to have it as a vitamin supplement, I wouldn't suggest it. But, if you are just looking for a joint supplement, it might help. Although, for the price, it doesn't have very much glucosamine in it.
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Ok, thanks so much!

I was looking for an overall supplement and I would like to put him on a joint supplement. Not because he has arthritis or anything, but because he is a bit older.
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What exactly are you looking for in a supplement? Supplements for joint health only or some type of overall supplement that has some joint support as well?
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-27-2009, 09:35 PM
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Does he need a supplement?

In my honest opinion... we over-supplement our horses. Granted, there are some supplements out there that do a great job for what they're supposed to do... but for the general majority, they don't do squat.

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post #7 of 9 Old 01-27-2009, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well I'm looking for a supplement for his joints and I would like an overall supplement but it's not necessary.

Already having a 10 year old being on a joint supplement (though he has arthritis) I would just like to have Montana on something so he stays comfortable as he gets older.
Like I said before, he hasn't shown any signs of being in pain or discomfort, but with him being 15, going on 16, I would just like to be one step ahead of the game.

Allie, I agree that people do over-supplement, because there are so many things out there that you get overwhelmed and just get everything lol, but I dont see how a joint supplement could be considered over supplementing.

My app gelding is currently getting the intense equinyl combo, and while I really like the results it has with Gem, we got a more expensive one because of his problems. I would prefer to get Montana something that is less expensive
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If you don't want something that is too expensive and are doing it more for preventive measures, I would suggest going with a straight MSM supplement.
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Thanks onetoomany!
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