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My mare is an 11 yo quarter horse that has always been in moderate work. I moved her back to my house last year and we have been dealing with foot problems as a result of ****ty shoeing disease and nutritional deficits. We have gotten a better farrier, started her on TC30 to correct the nutritional issues, and given her osphos per my vet's recommendation. Her front-end lameness has completely resolved. Now, she is showing grade 1 lameness on her rear.

My vet has recommended putting her on a joint supplement. Does anybody have experience with Cur-Ost, Platinum Performance, or Cosequin ASU? Besides her lameness, she doesn't appear to have any other significant issues. She has been scoped for ulcers and been negative, her coat looks excellent for the first time in a long time, and she is a good weight. Behaviorally, she has always been very easy to work with and continues to be so.
 

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1. My opinion is to spend your money on the “Cosequin ASU Plus”. It has credible studies behind it. I know it helps my foundered horse with old tendon issues, who also has a twice fractured sacrum.

There is no magic bullet for my horse but the Cosequin ASU Plus does bring him relief.

2. The Cur-ost is bloody expensive, sounds like a snake oil advertisement to cure everything, and is full of fillers —- something I do not want in a joint product.

3. The platinum performance has vitamins/minerals, some of which you would be duplicating over top of the TC30 to a point of wasting your money and possibly risking toxicity on the long term.

4. I cannot find a guaranteed analysis regarding the amounts of joint supplements in #2 & #3 and that’s a HUGE no-no for me — especially for the obnoxious amount of money they both want- cur-ost being the most vulgar in that regard.

4.1. At least with expensive Cosequin ASU Plus, I know exactly what I’m getting and how long it will last. My horse has been on it for 3+ years at the recommendation of one my vets and so far it’s doing a good job:)
 

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Title Says it all.

My mare is an 11 yo quarter horse that has always been in moderate work. I moved her back to my house last year and we have been dealing with foot problems as a result of ****ty shoeing disease and nutritional deficits. We have gotten a better farrier, started her on TC30 to correct the nutritional issues, and given her osphos per my vet's recommendation. Her front-end lameness has completely resolved. Now, she is showing grade 1 lameness on her rear.

My vet has recommended putting her on a joint supplement. Does anybody have experience with Cur-Ost, Platinum Performance, or Cosequin ASU? Besides her lameness, she doesn't appear to have any other significant issues. She has been scoped for ulcers and been negative, her coat looks excellent for the first time in a long time, and she is a good weight. Behaviorally, she has always been very easy to work with and continues to be so.

But what is WRONG with her rear? You didn't say.


What did the vet check? Hocks? Stifles?
Did you do x-rays?


It's really hard to recommend a feed-through supplement when you did not specify what is wrong with the horse.


Now if you are talking strictly a joint supplement, I would suggest Adequan, Summit, or Pentosan instead of a feed through supplement if you want the most bang for your buck.
 
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