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OTTB 08-31-2011 10:54 AM

Chipped knee - supplements?
I plan on buying some MSM to help keep things reduced and blood flowing after work outs, but Harry is a 4 year old TB with a small chip in his knee. Xrays have been done, and he's perfectly sound for low impact work like trails, which is what I wanted. The vet did comment that we may see some arthritis in the knee later, and suggested that if it worried me she could do surgery to clean things up and try to prevent that. I'm not ready for surgery, but I'd like to know what you guys suggest as far as joint suppliments go? His knee does click.

whitetrashwarmblood 09-01-2011 04:07 PM

My mare had hocks that clicked and creaked ALL the time, and she has an old shoulder injury. I've been told by my vet that she'll more than likely have arthritis in both hocks and her right shoulder. I've been giving her MSM for a little over a year now. No more clicks or stiffness. It took about a month until I noticed results.

She's 14 now, and sooner or later I'll probably start getting a supplement with Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, and Hyaluronic Acid like SmartFlex 3 Resilience Pellets. The best thing I've found is to read reviews. Go to websites like smartpak, and read what others have to say about the supplement. Each horse is different obviously, but it gives you an idea of what product works better than the other.

OTTB 09-01-2011 04:11 PM

Thanks for the advice!

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