The Equine America Glucosamine 12,000 HCI is a potent combination of glucosamine (from hydrochloride or HCl), fortified with MSM and Hyaluronic Acid, on a palatable dextrose base, designed for improved joint and mobility support for horses and ponies.
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Joint disease especially wear and tear of the cartilage which covers the articular surfaces of joints is one of the most common causes of lameness, stiffness and reduced mobility in horses and ponies. It is often seen in older horses but can affect those in lighter work, as well those with a strenuous training and competition programme.
In a healthy joint, cartilage is continuously undergoing repair to micro-damage, but as cartilage doesn’t have its own blood supply, it relies on the bone underneath and the synovial or joint fluid bathing the joint to supply nutrients and key compounds to complete these repairs. As the horse ages, or the daily impact of training and competition increase, the ability of the underlying bone and synovial fluid to provide these nutrients may not be enough to keep up the rate of repair needed, and damage, with the resulting pain and lameness, becomes evident.
It then becomes important that the horse receives a dietary supply of these key nutrients to maintain the rate of repair to ensure the cartilage and joint fluid retain their elasticity and shock-absorbing properties to support joint health, comfort and mobility.
Glucosamine is one of the key compounds in supporting joint health, and has 3 important roles:
MSM helps to promote a normal inflammatory response
Hyaluronic Acid is important in maintaining the viscosity and elastic shock-absorbing properties of joint fluid
Glucosamine HCl 12000 provides these 3 key nutrients to provide nutritional support for both cartilage repair, and to help maintain healthy joint fluid to lubricate and nourish the joint.
A complementary feed for horses and ponies, designed to support and maintain healthy joints, as part of a balanced diet.
Directions for feeding:
For 500kg horse: for initial 10 days, 30g per day. Thereafter, may be reduced to 15g per day, to maintain the desired response.
Key Ingredients Per 30g Serving:
Composition: Dextrose, Glucosamine hydrochloride , Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM), Hyaluronic Acid.
|Crude Protein18.2%||Crude Fibre<1.0%|
|Crude Fat<1.0%||Crude Ash10.3%|