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The Benefits Of A Joint Supplement for Senior Horses

Equine Answers
Posted by Equine Answers
May 4, 2023

What Are the Benefits Of A Joint Supplement for Senior Horses?

When horses age, their joints become stiffer and movement can become more difficult. This is because the amount of synovial fluid in the joints decreases with age and the cartilage thins. Ligaments can also shorten and lose flexibility, and these things combined can lead to a horse becoming less supple or finding it harder to maintain their balance, especially on uneven ground.

Many people notice their older horse beginning to develop a shortened gait, resulting in a choppy and uncomfortable ride. Others may begin to protest at being ridden at all, developing behaviours such as becoming hard to catch or trying to avoid being tacked up. If your horse enjoys hacking out, gentle exercise can be very beneficial, providing them with the opportunity to stretch, keeping their muscles strong, their hearts working optimally and their weight under control.

Horses are amazingly stoical animals, so when they begin showing symptoms of early-onset arthritis, it is time to act.

A joint supplement can be introduced to improve their comfort levels, and results are often noticed within a few days. Joint supplements such as PREMIERflex plus are specifically designed for senior horses and can offer them a new lease of life. The best joint supplements for horses work by supporting the health of synovial fluid and joint cartilage, allowing your horse to move more comfortably, even after the effects of arthritis have become apparent.

PREMIERflex plus is the strongest equine joint supplement available, containing super strength Glucosamine HCL which maintains the health of joints, cartilage, bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. It also offers high levels of MSM, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory that also has an antioxidant effect on the body. In addition to these ingredients it also contains Chondroitin which is used to block cartilage-damaging enzymes, Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which helps to improve joint fluidity and relieve pain and Devils Claw Extract. Devil's Claw Extract is the strongest form of Devil's Claw and is a very powerful pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, commonly used as an alternative to NSAIDs such as Danilon and Bute.

PREMIERflex plus is highly palatable and easily added to your horse's daily feed. If your equine companion is ageing and needs greater comfort, PREMIERflex plus joint supplement is the perfect choice.

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