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    02-16-2011, 09:26 PM
joint supplements? what works?

Our farrier thinks my 11 y/o appy has some arthritis in his front legs ( a few others have mentioned this as well...) and suggested I try some joint supplements. There are so many out there! What brands have you used? What works? We just do some trail rides, nothing strenuous. Suggestions?
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    02-16-2011, 09:32 PM
I've used Cosequin with notable success, but it was pretty expensive and I ended up taking my gelding off of it. Right now he's getting Supreme Top Form, which is absolutely incredible and also far less expensive than most other brands of joint supplements because you have to buy it directly from the vet who developed it. If you'd like some more information on it feel free to drop me a message and I can tell you a bit more and give you a website to check out that has some other info on it.
    02-17-2011, 12:02 AM
I'd get something with glucosamine chondroitin and msm, I have my old gelding on smart flex senior and my OTTB mare on smart flex maintenance, I don't ride my old guy anymore, and he's out 24/7 so he doesn't normally get stiff, so I can't saw if it helps, but at his age I feel better giving it to him, especially in the winter, my mare never showed any stiffness, but with her being off the track I wanted to put her on it at a preventative since I know they OTTB can be more prone to joint problems form being worked so hard so young...anyway I found this chart really helpful because you can see how much of what is in each supplement, and the price per dose Joint Supplements at a Glance it's hard to pick a supplement when there are so many to choose from

    02-17-2011, 01:24 AM
Ive tried alot and for the price, I like Corta-flx liquid. One gallon is about 120 bucks and lasts 100 days or thereabouts. Its works fast and the horses eat it easily.
    02-17-2011, 09:01 PM
Green Broke
I have had the best luck with Corta-Flx liquid. Big Dee's Tack & DogHouse Pet Supplies has buy a gallon, get a qt free right now, and if you use the coupon code hpny11 by Feb 28th, you get $10 off your order (of $50 or more).

I add some plain MSM with the Corta-Flx for horses that are more than a little stiff. Usually 1/2 scoop, or 5,000 mg is plenty. MSM is pretty cheap to feed, only $8-10 a month if you feed a whole scoop of most brands.
    02-17-2011, 09:05 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Trinity3205    
Ive tried alot and for the price, I like Corta-flx liquid. One gallon is about 120 bucks and lasts 100 days or thereabouts. Its works fast and the horses eat it easily.
$120?? Where are you buying it? Valley Vet and Big D both have the gallon for only $79.99, plus you get a qt size free right now. Even SmartPak is only $99.

1 gallon is a 128 day supply (1 oz a day).
    02-18-2011, 12:00 AM
Mine gives 100mg of HA per serving instead of 40 mg which are cheaper. Equine CORTA-FLX HA -Horse Joint Supplement - Gallon - eBay (item 160535781961 end time Feb-20-11 13:30:50 PST)

They also make a solution that gives 200 mg per serving. Its cheaper to buy the higher dosages per serving usually overall.
    02-18-2011, 12:09 AM
Green Broke
Ahh, okay. So you're giving the Corta-Flx HA, not the regular Corta-Flx.

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