Horses need joint care supplements to maintain joint health, prevent or slow the progression of osteoarthritis, reduce joint stiffness and pain, and help delay, stabilize, or even repair articular cartilage. Joint supplements provide the necessary building blocks for articular cartilage, which can help horses age better, move more easily, and reduce the impacts of joint stress. Whether a performance animal or pasture pet, joint supplements can benefit horses of all ages.
Horses are large animals with a lot of weight, and their joints are constantly stressed. Performance horses exert tremendous stress on their joints during training and events; also, as horses age, their joints can become more susceptible to wear and tear, leading to pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Joint care supplements can help to keep horses' joints healthy and functioning properly.
Ramard produces the most comprehensive (TOTAL) joint care supplements available for horses, and the best supplements for your horse will depend on their individual needs. Some of the most common ingredients in joint care supplements include:
- Glucosamine: Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance that helps to build and repair cartilage. Cartilage is a soft tissue that cushions the ends of bones in the joints.
- Chondroitin: Chondroitin is another naturally occurring substance that helps to keep cartilage healthy and strong.
- MSM: MSM is a sulfur-containing compound that has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
- Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that helps to keep joints lubricated.
- Omega-3 fatty acids: Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
There are a number of benefits to giving your horse joint care supplements. Supplements can help to:
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Improve joint function
- Increase mobility
- Slow the progression of joint disease
- Prevent joint injuries
Joint care supplements are a safe and effective way to help keep your horse's joints healthy and functioning properly. If you are concerned about your horse's joint health, talk to your veterinarian about joint care supplements.
In addition to joint care supplements, there are a number of other things you can do to help keep your horse's joints healthy. These include:
- Providing your horse with a balanced diet that is rich in nutrients that support joint health, such as glucosamine, chondroitin, and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Keeping your horse's weight at a healthy level. Excess weight puts extra stress on the joints.
- Providing your horse with plenty of exercise. Exercise helps to keep the joints healthy and lubricated.
- Avoiding excessive exercise, especially on hard surfaces.
- Providing your horse with a soft, comfortable place to sleep.
- If your horse is lame, have your veterinarian diagnose the cause and recommend treatment.
By following these tips, you can help to keep your horse's joints healthy and pain-free for many years to come.
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