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The importance of equine joint supplements

equine joints supplements and how they can support your horse

The importance of equine joint supplements.

Are you doing enough to protect your horse’s joints? We all want the best for our horses. We want to see our horses live a long, healthy, happy, and enjoyable life. Most horse owners know that joint problems can impact a horse’s athletic life significantly in performance and longevity. Joint health is important and plays a big part in your horse’s performance. It is the mechanics and collaboration of tendons, cartilage, bone, soft tissue, and fluid that makes the joints work. Any of these mechanics can develop problems causing discomfort in the joint. You may not consider a joint problem an issue until it becomes just that – an issue! Therefore, it is important you pay close attention to your horse and catch any signs of joint discomfort before it develops into something worse causing irreversible damage.

Joint health is important and plays a big part in your horse’s performance. There are several factors that impact your horse’s joints so what should we be doing as horse owners to protect these joints?

Diet

Consider whether your horse’s diet is supporting good joint health. Healthy joints are vital to prevent occurrence and development of injury. Good nutrition helps maintain the strength and stability of the joint through training sessions.

To support joint health, include high quality, joint supplements into your horse’s diet which will help support the healthy development of joint structures, as well as enhanced repair and recovery after training.

For owners with older horses, it is recommended to also seek an anti-inflammatory supplement helping aid pain associated with inflammation and increase the functionality of joints.

Weight

Managing your horse’s weight will obviously help to protect your horse’s joints from injury and conditions associated with ‘wear and tear’, such as osteoarthritis.

Underweight horses could suffer from poor joint health, due to inadequate nutrition needed to support the function and integrity of these structures.

It is common knowledge that when horses are overweight, the joints are overloaded which can lead to wear and tear, but it can also lead to compensatory movements reducing performance, causing more serious damage to musculoskeletal structures. Ensure you are feeding your horse a low-sugar, low-calorie feed, and that your horse is in regular exercise.

Feet

It is important to look after your horse’s feet because uneven wear and tear of hooves can cause stress on the legs by impacting loading of the joints. Regular farrier visits are extremely important for foot balance because if the foot is incorrectly balanced the joints, tendons, and ligaments are put under extreme strain. Providing reputable nutritional equine joint supplements helps to aid the growth and strength of the hoof wall.

Exercise

Daily exercise is essential for the over-all health of your horse. Building muscle correctly will provide support for the joints and ensure overloading a particular joint does not occur. Your daily workout should be specific to the kind of work your horse does. The daily workout helps condition your horse for the type of work it does. Basic elements of a daily workout:

  • Warming up: essential for warming up the muscles reducing the chance of injuries. A gradual increase in exercise intensity allowing the limbs to move freely, the horse to relax, and promotes oxygen delivery to the muscles enhancing their ability to work reducing lactate build up.
  • Stretching: protects against injury and enhances sensory nerve endings in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Increase your horse’s suppleness and elasticity reducing the chances of pulled muscles or tendons. In addition, improves circulation and helps to relieve pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
  • Exercise Routine: Your daily workout should be specific to the kind of work your horse does. Varying the exercises will keep your horse engaged, but also help to prevent repetitive trauma on joints a predominant cause of joint injury. Repetitive trauma, sometimes referred to as repetitive strain injury (RSI), is caused by the overuse of muscle, nerves, tendons, and joints in a certain away, often leading to wear and tear and inflammation of the affected area.
  • Cool Down: After exercise, the horse needs to gradually cool down, be dried off if necessary and remain in motion until the body heat has normalised.

Some of you may already be asking yourself the question, can equine joint supplements really make a difference? Would your horse benefit from receiving a joint supplement?

Prevention is key and it is important to protecting the joint before a problem develops therefore extending your horses athletic life and the durability of the joints. Prevention is particularly important for performance horses that are regularly competing in disciplines such as show jumping, eventing, dressage, and racing. These horses are more of at risk of developing joint issues or experiencing a joint injury because their joints are put under more stress.

 

The importance of equine joint supplements - Synovium Horse Health

We can help extend the life of their athletic careers by providing equine joint supplements such as SYNOVIUM® AGILITY. Advanced bioactive collagen peptides for joints, tendons, and ligaments.

A veterinary innovative joint supplement containing 100% Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®) which are specific, highly purified hydrolysed collagen peptides. A natural protein that contributes to the maintenance of cartilage, joint mobility, and muscle strength.

Collagen is the main structural protein found in connective tissues of the body (skin, bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, blood vessels, hair). Clinical trials have demonstrated that supplementing horses with Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®) improves joint immobility and supports healthy cartilage and muscle structure. Rapidly absorbed by horses for the best results.

Based on current evidence Bioactive Collagen Peptides® (BCP) when given orally, at the correct dose, has beneficial support for Osteoarthritis in horses. BCP help improve and maintain joint health. Which contributes towards preserving mobility and performance.

Bioactive Collagen Peptides® (BCP®) can help slow down the progression of Osteoarthritis (OA) and help break the harsh cycle of joint degeneration.

Synovium® Agility has a neutral taste and odour for fussy eaters. It can easily be added to drinking water or food. Containing no fillers, additives, fats or added sugars.

All horses will feel the benefit from foals to seniors.

  • advanced joint care for horses
  • pure Bioactive Collagen Peptides are rapidly absorbed
  • veterinary studies have demonstrated the efficacy of a Bioactive Collagen Peptides
  • maintains joint health contributing towards preserving mobility
  • stimulates joint cartilage metabolism
  • extra support for muscles, soft tissues, and gut health

To get yours today click on the link below: https://www.synovium.co.uk/products/synovium-agility/

We can help extend the life of their athletic careers by providing equine joint supplements such as SYNOVIUM® AGILITY. Advanced bioactive collagen peptides for joints, tendons, and ligaments.

A veterinary innovative joint supplement containing 100% Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®) which are specific, highly purified hydrolysed collagen peptides. A natural protein that contributes to the maintenance of cartilage, joint mobility, and muscle strength.

Collagen is the main structural protein found in connective tissues of the body (skin, bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, blood vessels, hair). Clinical trials have demonstrated that supplementing horses with Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®) improves joint immobility and supports healthy cartilage and muscle structure. Rapidly absorbed by horses for the best results.

Based on current evidence Bioactive Collagen Peptides® (BCP®) when given orally, at the correct dose, has beneficial support for Osteoarthritis in horses. BCP® helps improve and maintain joint health. Which contributes towards preserving mobility and performance.

Bioactive Collagen Peptides® (BCP®) help slow down the progression of Osteoarthritis (OA) and help break the harsh cycle of joint degeneration.

Synovium® Agility has a neutral taste and odour for fussy eaters. It can easily be added to drinking water or food. Containing no fillers, additives, fats or added sugars.

All horses will feel the benefit from foals to seniors.

  • advanced joint care for horses
  • pure Bioactive Collagen Peptides are rapidly absorbed
  • veterinary studies have demonstrated the efficacy of a Bioactive Collagen Peptides
  • maintains joint health contributing towards preserving mobility
  • stimulates joint cartilage metabolism
  • extra support for muscles, soft tissues, and gut health

To get your Synovium Agility today click on the link below: https://www.synovium.co.uk/products/synovium-agility/

The importance of equine joint supplements - Synovium Horse Health

SYNOVIUM® MOTION-JMT contains the highest daily amount of the three most important ingredients needed for joint care. Synovium’s veterinary joint supplement has been developed by our team of top veterinarians and is backed on scientific research. The latest research shows the need for at least 15g Glucosamine, 10g MSM and 2.4g Chondroitin.

  • contributes to mobility improvement, repair of tendon injuries and provides long-term cartilage protection
  • maintains flexible joints and is good for cartilage production
  • the best in supporting optimal movement and performance
  • contains the three most effective ingredients needed for joint care
  • contains the correct levels of active ingredients per daily scoop, so unlike most joint supplements on the market Synovium guarantees to make a difference to your horse
  • backed by scientific evidence showing the benefits of feeding Glucosamine combined with Chondroitin for maximum effectiveness compared to feeding individually
  • the ingredients used are not on the FEI doping list. Consider the applicable rules of your federation during competitions.
  • manufactured under GMP + license in a controlled facility

To get your Synovium Motion-JMT today click on the link below: https://www.synovium.co.uk/…/synovium-motion-jmt-pellet/

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By providing equine joint supplements early you are not only helping to prevent any joint issues, but you are investing in your horse’s athletic life significantly in performance and longevity.

Jade Ellery International Dressage Rider Sponsored by Synovium Horse Health Equine Joint Supplements

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