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post #1 of 3 Old 07-19-2016, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a joint/ligament supplement

I am looking for a joint and ligament supplement. The vet recommended Phycox-EQ. I'm wanting to see what others use and do some research to make sure I'm getting a good supplement that works before I drop money on it.

I have a coming 4 year old mare that was diagnosed with upward fixation of the patella (locking stifle). I know a supplement can not fix this but I'm wanting something to help maintain the joints/cartlige/ligaments since she is being exercised more often to strengthen her hind end muscles and stay in shape.
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-19-2016, 12:03 PM
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My mare has been nursing sesamoiditis and the vet recommended Cosequin ASU. It's obnoxiously expensive, but I actually think it's working. It's one of the few supplements I've used that I've seen a noticeable difference.
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-19-2016, 02:22 PM
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Truthfully, I think the best bang for your buck is Adequan or Pentosan (intramuscular injection) if you want something as more of a preventive. They are thought to be better than a feed-through because it's really unknown how much of a feed-through supplement maker it through the Digestive system and makes it to the joints.

With that said, I do still feed a feed through supplement. Platinum performance CJ is a great one. I currently feed T.H. E. Muscle mass with custom joint support blend. My horses respond better to it.

Keep in mind that ANY supplement is trial and error. One persons horse will respond to something and another person's won't.

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