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post #1 of 7 Old 09-03-2019, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Joint supp question

I have a quick question: if you were looking at a review where someone claimed they had been feeding a joint supplement to their horse and they had seen noticeable results in a few days, would you believe that? I'm super skeptical.
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I am out of control with my own horse which sucks (livery) in regards to nutrition. But with my personal animals supplements to me are to fill in gaps in the diet so yeah if there was a deficiency and they improved once that gap was filled in then yeah :P
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-03-2019, 01:56 PM
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Not that quickly no. Likely a placebo effect (yes giving your animals something can have a placebo effect on you lol), or depending on cause of lameness coincidental improvement.

UNLESS it had something in it like "buteless". Some joint supplements do also have herbal "NSAIDS" that would show a faster relief potentially.
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I have a quick question: if you were looking at a review where someone claimed they had been feeding a joint supplement to their horse and they had seen noticeable results in a few days, would you believe that? I'm super skeptical.
I haven't with my horse (in a few days) but I sure did with my Rottweiler's hip.

I THINK the Cosequin ASU+ (Plus) is helping the horse. It's dog counterpart "Dasuquin" truly made a noticeable difference in a few days. The heat/inflammation was reduced. She still has a limp the vet will look at next week but as mom used to say she's at least "limping better" for now:)

Based on my dog I would say, given the right issue, someone could see a difference in their horse in a few days:)
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When I put Hooey on MVP Exceed 6-Way, I didn't see a magical transformation within days. The improvement was gradual. I always wonder if I am wasting my money and it is my wishful thinking it is truly doing anything. However, when I took him off of it, it became very evident how much it was helping him.

In other feed through joint supplements, I don't remember seeing that much difference either when putting them or taking them off of it. Admittedly those experiences are pretty limited.

I have read people, horses rather, have different responses to joint supplements based on what the horse's needs are. With an all-around supplement like the 6-way it's hard to say what holes it was filling because there is so much in there to cover all the bases.
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If it was more of a vitamin/mineral supplement with joint stuff added, then I could believe someone could see results in a few days, if something like Magnesium or Vitamin E was in it.
Horses with Vitamin E deficiency can move better in several days after starting supplementation, and Magnesium can quickly help with muscle soreness as well.

I agree with @walkinthewalk though, that it's possible based on what I've observed in dogs also. I started a dog on a joint supplement before noticing arthritis, then later thought maybe he didn't need it, so I stopped it. He was moving noticeably stiffer in a couple of days, and when I restarted it was moving well again after just a couple of days.
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I agree, my mare slowly moved better. It was a month, but she is doing great now. I use FourFlex HA for her bad hocks.
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