Equine joint supplements have been purported to decrease inflammation, increase mobility, provide the building blocks for articular cartilage synthesis, and/or contribute to the overall health of movable joints by some other mechanism. These supplements often are used for young, athletic horses to try to protect the healthy horse from injury, for treatment for a joint injury, and in older horses to try to counteract a lifetime of joint wear-and-tear.
Included in this guide to equine joint supplements are types of supplements available, information on their efficacy, a seven-step quality evaluation process to help you choose the right equine joint supplement, and more.
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