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post #1 of 3 Old 08-08-2008, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Supplement Question

Are you suppose to feed your horse all their supplements in the morning? For example : I have a joint supplement that requires two scoops, now can I split that to one in the am and one in the pm? I'm not quite sure, so I'd greatly appreciate it if someone would tell me.

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-08-2008, 11:07 PM
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I'm not an expert at suppliments but here's a few things that I've learned over the years.....

*Most of them don't work as well as one would hope.
*All of them carry certain risk. Or if you prefer....every joint suppliment that I've seen has side effects which need to be considered.
*I would highly recomend that you check with your Vet before buying into the hype which is often associated with this-or-that drug.
*In the least, one should read and understand the package label. Most of what you need to know about dosage is right there.

Having said all that.....
Twere it me, and IF the recomended dosage was 2 scoops a day, I'd give one scoop, twice daily.

Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-09-2008, 11:59 AM
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You can pretty much pick when the horse gets the supplement, as long as you're fairly consistent with it. Horses love consistency. So yes, if you want to split it between feedings, I don't see a real problem. Hoover takes Farnam Platform for his pasterns, and gets his scoop in the morning, but occasionally we forget and give it in the evening.

What kind of joint supplement is your guy getting?

DGW- I agree. The thing to look for in a supplement is making as natural as possible, like with human supplements. The body can process naturally occurring minerals and vitamins much better than fabricated ones. So, for example, go for a supplement that gets it's glucosamine and condriotin from shellfish or shark cartilage rather than a lab.

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