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  • Cosequin vs fluid flex
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    06-14-2012, 03:00 PM
  #11
Weanling
I would try both then. Because the Fluid Flex does not have MSM, the anti-inflammatory. That is pretty cheap and it should work well.
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Well I looked that one up too and there was lots of good reviews... so now I have no idea what to decide haha. But I do like the price, a lot. I always put liniment on her joints after long trail ride as after the first long one she had a little heat the next day. But with liniment there is never heat or soreness the next day.
     
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    06-14-2012, 03:17 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Black Beauty 94    
Since your working her pretty hard, I would try using Fluid Flex and msm,
I've known a couple of horses that have been put on FluidFlex and have not been impressed with the results. Cosequin and other similar supplements I have seen a notable difference but you do pay for it. I would look for something that has a combo of glucosamine, MSM and chondroitin and manganese, which is pretty much Cosequin but there are a lot of other products out there now offering the same combo of ingredients. Also keep in mind that the effects of a feed through supplement may be negligible. It definitely can't hurt but due to absorption rates you may not see much a difference and it'll probably take at least a month before you do see results. If she is as off and sore as you are saying it may be time to have a vet out to evaluate on a more serious level as far as injections etc. A feed through may not be enough at this point.
     
    06-14-2012, 04:03 PM
  #13
Weanling
I agree, some supplements work for some horses and some don't. It depends on each horse. I have had my friends try Consequin with no real result

With the age the horse is at, and how much you are working her I would consider injections with daily MSM.
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Originally Posted by onetoomany    
I've known a couple of horses that have been put on FluidFlex and have not been impressed with the results. Cosequin and other similar supplements I have seen a notable difference but you do pay for it. I would look for something that has a combo of glucosamine, MSM and chondroitin and manganese, which is pretty much Cosequin but there are a lot of other products out there now offering the same combo of ingredients. Also keep in mind that the effects of a feed through supplement may be negligible. It definitely can't hurt but due to absorption rates you may not see much a difference and it'll probably take at least a month before you do see results. If she is as off and sore as you are saying it may be time to have a vet out to evaluate on a more serious level as far as injections etc. A feed through may not be enough at this point.
     
    06-14-2012, 04:24 PM
  #14
Green Broke
Well the vet is out tomorrow for other issues so I will ask him then. Injections seem a bit steep as she's never lame or shows any signs of slowing down. She wasn't worked for the majority of her life. She works out a lot of her stiffness after time and prefers to trot rather than walk or anything.
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    06-14-2012, 04:26 PM
  #15
Weanling
You could try Legend or something, I would discuss it with your vet. At her age, supplements will probably not protect her enough.
It is so great to hear your riding her at her age :)
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Well the vet is out tomorrow for other issues so I will ask him then. Injections seem a bit steep as she's never lame or shows any signs of slowing down. She wasn't worked for the majority of her life. She works out a lot of her stiffness after time and prefers to trot rather than walk or anything.
     
    06-14-2012, 04:28 PM
  #16
Green Broke
Well you can't tell her how old she is. She quite often prances around like a young filly, just takes more naps. Haha.
     
    06-14-2012, 04:29 PM
  #17
Weanling
Great!!
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Well you can't tell her how old she is. She quite often prances around like a young filly, just takes more naps. Haha.
     
    06-14-2012, 04:30 PM
  #18
Weanling
How do you keep her so healthy and sound at her age?
     
    06-14-2012, 04:47 PM
  #19
Weanling
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
She can get very choppy with her trot and some times feels off in her canter but never wants to slow down, ever.

I would consider this off. The peppiness of the horse has very little to do with their soundness, especially when the soundness issue relates more the stiffness end of things. I know plenty of horses with soundness issues that will still squirrel around. I don't mean to sound harsh or anything but I would not consider that an indicator of comfort especially in a hotter horse. I have an oldie but goodie that is extremely stoic and on the hotter end of things; she will keep trucking along not matter how sore she may feel. As an owner it is your job to identify these sort of things and make sure you are doing everything you can to keep your horse sounds and comfortable. Especially with as much as you say your are riding her you need to ensure that she is comfortable.
     
    06-14-2012, 05:10 PM
  #20
Green Broke
Oh I understand what you are saying. I am asking the vet about this as well tomorrow. She is getting a full exam tomorrow. Her canter I feel is greatly due to balance issues. She was just recently broke to ride at 18. Her canter is getting much better as we work with bending. Her trot has also improved since her hooves have been fixed. It still isn't a full extension but it isn't as choppy as before. I also wouldn't consider her hot at all. She's very much calm until I ask for more, then she can go all day.
     

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