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post #1 of 7 Old 10-27-2017, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Everyone! My horse Biscuit has been slowing down as of late and I am looking into supplements that could help him with his movements and quality of life. Does anyone have recommendations for supplements?
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Talk to your vet about what is going on with him, then go from there. Is he young, old? Is it joint related? Gut related? What?

There's no magic supplement to fix everything
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I used to use Pentaflex HA for my German Shepherd. It is made for both horses and dogs. While I don't know the effectiveness for horses as I never had to use it for my horses, my GSD made it to 17 years old with NO hip or joint problems. She was out hiking for miles till the day she died (she died due to other non-joint related problems). It is reasonably priced, although it can be difficult to find sometimes. It is powder form, and supposedly apple flavored (my GSD had no issues eating it). I gave my GSD the "horse dose" and one bucket lasted her several months (although admittedly I would forget a few days here and there and boy did I notice a difference in her movement when I missed days).

You can find it on Drs. Foster & Smith, Amazon, and I think Valley Vet Supply. It usually runs around $89 a bucket.

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-27-2017, 04:38 PM
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Oh no... Poor Biscuit.

While grass is a horse's natural food, it may not be adequate in some situations. Good horse care includes the very best fodder and other feeds for your horse.

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You can't just throw something in the feed pan without knowing WHY the horse is slowing down.

Ditto PLEASE have the vet examine the horse, including blood work, and part of that blood work should be to check insulin level.

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Hey Everyone! My horse Biscuit has been slowing down as of late and I am looking into supplements that could help him with his movements and quality of life. Does anyone have recommendations for supplements?
A word of advice when asking questions, put as much info as you can in your post. Age of horse, what's going on, if the vet has said or recommended anything.... Etc

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Is biscuit a warmblood? The reason I ask is i used to know a horse named biscuit.
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