Poll

Managing Arthritic Aches and Pains

How do you keep your arthritic horses comfortable and active?

Joint supplements
45%
232
Joint injections
15%
77
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) such as firocoxib, Bute, etc.
25%
127
IRAP therapy
3%
17
Other (please explain)
12%
62

Total votes cast: 515

Comments & Write-in Answers

polyglycan

10/16/2017 10:53:45 PM

My horse is young and isn't arthritic yet.

10/16/2017 5:05:09 PM

Waiting on my Vet’s recommendation.

10/16/2017 4:58:16 PM

Regular low-impact riding (ie. walk walk walk)

10/16/2017 4:41:37 PM

Keep them moving with 24/7 turnout

10/16/2017 4:12:21 PM

pentosan

10/15/2017 8:41:04 PM

Photonic light on accupressure ting points for arthritis. Magnetic rug and boots, arc equine

10/15/2017 8:27:58 AM

Traumeel ordered from Europe as it is no longer available here. Well drained footing.

10/15/2017 1:29:19 AM

Both my old mare and gelding get glucosamine and my mare is Navicular so she's on previcox

10/14/2017 9:09:27 PM

Pasture to ease the stiffness by movement

10/14/2017 10:45:51 AM

management first (movement, blanket, appropriate work program), herbs, BL Pellets, and all the above

10/13/2017 7:39:46 PM

Adequan & Osphos

10/13/2017 3:23:12 PM

almost constant turnout

10/13/2017 1:04:01 PM

Exercise with ability to move about fairly freely 80 - 95% of the time throughout the year.

10/13/2017 1:56:29 AM

I use SmartPak senior flex but currently had a very bad farrier that made her lame so am using bute.

10/12/2017 9:54:48 PM

back on track wraps

10/12/2017 9:07:20 PM

Outdoors and moving...

10/12/2017 8:23:12 PM

supplements seem to work well,plus regular riding

10/12/2017 7:21:03 PM

Adequan injections

10/12/2017 9:47:16 AM

cosequine and numeric powder mixed with oil to reduce inflammation

10/12/2017 7:35:37 AM

as much turnout as possible

10/12/2017 7:02:57 AM

Dynamite Free and Easy. Has Hyularonic acid + lots more.

10/12/2017 4:59:43 AM

Massage (infra red) with arnica gel, comfrey ointment

10/12/2017 3:47:47 AM

Pentosan

10/12/2017 1:02:08 AM

accupuncture and massage and Photonic red light

10/12/2017 12:11:48 AM

24 hour turn out to keep moving

10/11/2017 10:05:02 PM

Systemic joint treatments (Legend & Adequan), OsPhos or Tildren in some cases.

10/11/2017 9:30:36 PM

glucosemide+shark cartillage extract =perfect supplements

10/11/2017 8:55:37 PM

Bute, vet/chiro advised stretches and very light exercise to keep joints active

10/11/2017 6:23:59 PM

Previcox, joint suppl and special shoeing help my guy with lower ringbone.

10/11/2017 6:07:02 PM

Light, sympathetic, strengthening work and massage therapy

10/11/2017 4:15:46 PM

pasture turnout with run in, no stall.

10/11/2017 4:07:47 PM

topicals, heat therapy, bandaging

10/11/2017 3:41:11 PM

Supplements and injections are overrated and give

10/11/2017 2:30:58 PM

Physiotherapy

10/11/2017 11:30:04 AM

Purica Recovery, Back on Track boots - walks and good turn out with a buddy

10/11/2017 11:29:18 AM

Golden Paste (Turmeric)

10/11/2017 10:41:58 AM

Consistent gentle exercise ... use it or lose it.

10/11/2017 10:35:13 AM

osphos

10/11/2017 10:30:41 AM

I use Back on Track products as well. Helps with circulation and warmth.

10/11/2017 10:03:35 AM

supplements & occasional hock injections

10/11/2017 8:01:21 AM

consistent light exercise, hand walking

10/11/2017 7:37:23 AM

acupucture

10/11/2017 6:08:02 AM

24/7 turnout.

10/11/2017 2:49:25 AM

My horses aren't arthritic yet.

10/11/2017 12:03:39 AM

Adequan

10/10/2017 10:08:49 PM

The supplement Recovery has kept several old arthritic horses comfortable.

10/10/2017 6:44:06 PM

I tried injections, did not help

10/10/2017 6:28:51 PM

Have used all of the above. Massage & acupuncture used for brood mares. Gentle exercise for all.

10/10/2017 5:24:48 PM

polyglycan

10/10/2017 5:22:04 PM

PEMF Therapy

10/10/2017 4:24:40 PM

Previcox 1/4 pill

10/10/2017 4:00:42 PM

Frequent turnout/exercise, coupled with joint supplements. Bute on really bad days.

10/10/2017 3:06:27 PM

24/7 turnout

10/10/2017 2:30:44 PM

I keep him moving ... arthritic horses thrive on movement.

10/10/2017 2:17:10 PM

57 mg tablet of Previcox works well for my 29 year old mare's arthritic hocks and ringbone.

10/10/2017 2:14:25 PM

Joint supplements and keep them moving with reasonable riding.

10/10/2017 1:06:15 PM

Cosequin has helped my senior girl considerably.

10/10/2017 12:52:11 PM

joint supplements and firocoxib

10/10/2017 11:59:08 AM

We try to keep them active but when they are stalled: liniments, poultices and wraps to soothe aches

10/10/2017 11:13:29 AM

No option for more than one? Supplements, injections, meds as needed, exercise

10/10/2017 11:11:19 AM