Horse’s joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles are subjected to considerable stresses as they work, whether they are elite performance horses, or leisure horses hacking in the countryside, and signs of joint discomfort may be more noticeable in older horses and ponies.
Cartilage and joint fluid are often the first areas of the joint to show signs of wear and tear – cartilage is the spongy, elastic material which covers the ends of bones within a joint and acts as a major shock absorber. Joint fluid should be thick and viscous, to bathe and lubricate the joint, also acting as a vital shock absorber.
During exercise, especially intense training and competition, and as horses age, cartilage can become damaged, and joint fluid become thinner, resulting in discomfort and loss of performance.
Equine America's Jointcare range provides an extensive selection of scientifically formulated supplements, each providing key ingredients to support joint health and comfort for all horses and ponies, ranging from elite international competition horses to much-loved older ponies.
The internationally renowned Cortaflex range provides key building blocks to support cartilage and joint fluid health, including natural collagen, hyaluronic acid (HA), critical amino acids, and vital trace elements, as well as MSM to support a normal inflammatory response. The range includes powders and liquids, with Cortaflex Super Fenn providing powerful support for elite performance horses or older horses with significant levels of wear and tear, and Cortaflex Regular strength supports joint health in horses and ponies in light to medium work. The latest addition to the range is Cortaflex Recovery - carefully formulated with horses that are in high intensity or hard work in mind to provide the highest level of jointcare and support.
Our Glucosamine products use the most researched form of glucosamine hydrochloride (HCl) together with hyaluronic acid (HA) and MSM to support joint health and comfort. For enhanced support our Kentucky range and has been specially formulated with a higher level of key nutrients, for horses in harder work, requiring a greater degree of joint support.
The Buteless range of products has taken joint comfort to a new level, with high levels of key ingredients to support the normal inflammatory processes, using the highest quality Boswellia serrata, with assured AKBA levels for maximum joint comfort and support. Buteless Super Strength and Buteless Original strength also contain a range of other potent plant-based antioxidants and other key ingredients to support a normal inflammatory response and help to maintain joint health to promote optimum performance.
Pure MSM, and Turmeric (with linseed oil and black pepper already added) are hugely popular products to help promote joint health and comfort.