GLUCOSAMINE: Glucosamine is most beneficial for horses that have suffered cartilage breakdown of the hock, fetlock, pastern and canon bone, horses that suffer from weak tendons and ligaments, and those afflicted with arthritis and in particular osteoarthritis.
Dosage (guide only): 10gms per day in the feed for maintenance.
MSM: MSM (methylsulphonylmethane) works extremely well for horses and all animals. Horses suffering from Arthritis, inflamed joints and back pain will benefit from supplementing with MSM. Other conditions such as early navicular disease, chronic muscle soreness, epephysis's, acute laminitis, pleuritis, recurring digestive tract disorder, hoof growth problems and hair & coat condition, have shown relief after the use of MSM. Race horses have shown faster recovery when MSM has been added to their diet.
Dosage (guide only): 20 gms twice daily for maintenance - doubled in acute cases for the first 2-3 weeks
SHARK CARTILAGE: Shark Cartilage (Chondroitin) offers hope and promise in reducing the symptoms associated with chronic inflammation of bone, joints, connective tissues, and other conditions. The benefits are reduction of pain and enhancement of mobility, along with decreases in joint and tendon swelling, improved general mobility and performance, improvement in skin and coat condition and increased rate of hoof growth.
Dosage (guide only): 20gms per day in the feed for maintenance.
These amounts may be doubled in acute cases or until a positive effect has taken place.
JOINT BLEND: MSM/Shark Cartilage/Glucosamine.
Dosage (guide only): 20gms twice a day until you see a positive result. This may be reduced to 20gm daily for maintenance.
MOBILITY * Plus - Pure Green Lipped Mussel Powder
Mobility * Plus may help reduce the symptoms of Arthritis, Navicular Disease, Ringbone, Low Grade Chronic Lameness, Tendonitis, as well as helping knees, hocks, fetlocks and the neck and back area.
Mobility * Plus is a rich source of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Omegas 3 & 6 along with essential fatty acids.
It helps to reduce wear and tear in joints as well as rebuilding cartilage and connective tissue.
Dosage (guide only): One teaspoon for 10 days, 1/2 teaspoon for 10 days, if you notice significant improvement, feed just 1/4 of a teaspoon as a maintenance.
* DOUBLE IN ACUTE CASES *
This is for an average size horse of 450 kilos. MOBILITY * Plus should be adjusted according to weight e.g. double for a 900 kilo horse
Do not feed to pregnant mares.
The above information is purely for educational purposes. All dosages are a general guide only and apply to an average size horse of 450 kilos. Professional advice should be sought from your healthcare practitioner prior to use.
STORAGE OF HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS: Herbs & supplements are best stored in individual airtight containers away from direct light. They should ideally be kept in a cool, dark place. If buying in bulk, decant what you need for a week and put in a small airtight container – keep the remainder in the sealed bag and place in an airtight tub. Some herbs may swab.
References: Pat Coleby, Juliette de Bairacli Levy, Victoria Ferguson and Catherine Bird, Healthy Joints by Kip Moore (Eques)
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