Joint Supplements

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The Science Behind Equine Supplements

December 04, 2016

Manufacturers make many claims, but do supplements really work? We'll look at the research and answer your questions!... Read More

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Study: Some Supplements Can Reduce Equine Joint Inflammation

October 26, 2016

Researchers believe the tested supplements could help reduce the joint inflammation that can lead to osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Resveratrol Supplement Can Help Reduce Hock Lameness

October 19, 2016

Horses consuming the supplement following joint injections were less lame than control horses, researchers found.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 14, 2016

Using sensible strategies, we can help keep equine joints healthy and capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

October 10, 2016

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

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Best Alternatives to Daily Supplementation for Horses

August 08, 2016

What do you do if you can't get to the barn to supplement your horse every day? A nutritionist offers advice.... Read More

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Joint Supplements and Equine Osteoarthritis

July 20, 2016

Osteoarthritis is a common cause of lameness. Could a joint supplement help affected horses? Maybe, says one researcher.... Read More

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Supplement Use in Performance Horses

May 23, 2016

Take a look at some commonly fed supplements and the theories behind their use.... Read More

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What Supplements Do Eventing and Dressage Horses Consume?

April 29, 2016

Joint health and mobility supplements were the most frequently used in both disciplines, researchers found. ... Read More

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Tips on Caring for Senior Horses During Winter

November 25, 2015

From managing joint health to nutrition and dental issues, learn how to help your old horse conquer the cold.... Read More

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Fall Wellness Exams for Horses

November 22, 2015

Consider having your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse before winter arrives.... Read More

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Benefit Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 04, 2015

Recent study results support the hypothesis that omega-3s could modify a joint's response to inflammation.... Read More

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Performance Horse Nutrition: What Role Do Supplements Play?

July 31, 2015

Dr. Brian Nielsen presents up-to-date information on feeding the athletic horse and using nutritional supplements.... Read More

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The Equine Athlete: Healthy Hooves, Healthy Joints

June 23, 2015

Vets know balanced hooves help maintain healthy joints. Learn more from our experts, who are both vets and farriers.... Read More

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The Impact of Omega-3s on Horses with Lower Airway Disease

May 25, 2015

Researchers found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can reduce signs of chronic lower airway disease in horses.... Read More

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What's in a Supplement?

February 02, 2015

Here's what current research, or lack thereof, is telling us about common equine supplement ingredients.... Read More

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Can I Give My Horse Biotin Supplements Designed for Humans?

January 26, 2015

Find out how biotin might help hoof and haircoat. ... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014

January 21, 2015

Studies covered stem cells, nerve blocks, respiratory issues, joint supplements, kissing spines treatments, and more.... Read More

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Researchers Seeking Input on Supplement Survey

November 18, 2014

Middle Tennessee State University researchers are studying horse owners' beliefs about and use of equine supplements.... Read More

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Participation Sought on Performance Horse Management Survey

November 11, 2014

The survey is for a study into links between management practices and musculoskeletal health, injury, and performance.... Read More

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Racehorse Owners Schooled on Horse Health, Care Issues

October 16, 2014

Owners heard lectures on topics such as the musculoskeletal system, nutrition, and second careers.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Supplement Expenses

September 23, 2014

Of the 1,045 respondents, 227 (22%) said they spend $21-$40 per month on supplements per horse. ... Read More

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10 Equine Joint Health Resources on TheHorse.com

July 31, 2014

Learn about options for keeping horses' joints healthy and for treating those that have developed problems. ... Read More

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Study: Start Measures to Prevent Equine Arthritis Early

June 14, 2014

Anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily feed rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses.... Read More