We are asking for donations of the best horse joint supplement available, as we have several older horses suffering from arthritis.
Running fast used to come naturally to our Thoroughbreds, but now that our rescues are retired, they often face pains and aches associated with osteoarthritis (OA). In the U.S., OA is the most frequent cause of horse lameness. Millions of equine suffer from OA each year. Drugs and medication are expensive and require expensive visits from the vet. That’s why we choose to use more natural forms of treatment, such as the best horse joint supplement.
For example, our 20 year old rescue, Cinnamon, has trouble with lameness and a seeming sore hind knee. After giving her some joint supplement for horses that we picked up, she showed great improvement. We plan to test joint supplements on all of our equine.
Best Horse Joint Supplement Ingredients
We are hoping to get equine joint supplements with glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate as primary ingredients. We are also willing to accept donations of joint supplements containing other joint-healthy ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (HA), various herbs, vitamin C, cetyl myristoleate (CM), avocado and soybean unsaponifiable (ASU), omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, rare earth minerals, green-lipped mussel, and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). We are looking for comprehensive horse joint supplements which are manufactured with pure and premium ingredients which have been shown to help support and repair the structural integrity of joints along with connective tissue, especially ligaments and tendons.
ASU In Horse Joint Supplements
Avocado soybean unsaponifiables, or ASU as it is commonly called, is a vegetable extract which is made from soybean and avocado oils. There is still ongoing research into the active principle of ASU itself, but a study at Colorado State University showed that horses that had knee joint trauma experienced positive effects from supplementation of ASU on articular cartilage. The study also found that the horse joint supplement with ASU helped to contribute to the production of extra glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate within the horse’s joint.
Glucosamine In Joint Supplements For Horses
According to HorseGroomingSupplies.com, Glucosamine is the most popular supplement found in the majority of joint supplements for horses on the market. It has been clinically proven to help with repairing cartilage and lower the symptoms and effects of osteoarthritis which causes equine lameness. It may also reduce the need for frequent hock injections when used long-term.
Donations Of Equine Joint Supplements For Older Horses
We can provide either our shipping address or a drop off location. We are not too picky on which brand, and will gladly accept any and all donations. That being said, we have seen good results with Cosequin ASU Equine Powder, The Missing Link 5-Pound Equine Plus Formula with Joint Support, NaturVet ArthriSoothe-Gold Advanced Joint Formula, and Majesty’s Flex Wafers.
We want to provide the best care and life for our rescue horses. They deserve to live the last years of their life with as little pain and discomfort as possible. They bring so much joy to our lives that we owe it to them to provide them with as much love and attention that we can.
If you would like to make a donation of equine joint supplements for our older horses, please contact us. We can provide you with our shipping address, or our drop off location.