Agility, mobility and movement are central to the life of a horse and arthritis causes joint stiffness, swelling and discomfort around the joints that can hinder exercise routines and cause extreme pain to the animal. As horses’ joints typically come under a lot of pressure, unfortunately, arthritis is a common ailment and the feed tub is one of the most important parts of treating and warding off the symptoms of this degenerative condition. Horse supplements for arthritis can provide relief of discomfort and help to reduce swelling using a tailored blend of complex nutrients alongside traditional feed.
Using horse supplements for arthritis starts with supplying the correct nutrients necessary to provide the horse's body with the right materials to start manufacturing joint fluid and cartilage. One of the most basic nutrients necessary is glucose, which all food is broken down into eventually in the liver, which then, in turn, becomes amino acids - the building blocks for muscle tissue. While normal food converts into glucose, increasing pure glucose in the diet can speed up the process slightly as it is more easily absorbed in the gut. The added benefits of supplementing horses diets with glucose is also that they will have more energy and are likely to feel better as a result, if they have been in pain because of the condition.
Providing a rich intake of copper, zinc, manganese, vitamin C and bioflavonoids, Cosequin is a fantastic horse supplement for arthritis that combines an effective dose of glucosamine and a low molecular weight chondroitin. Both of these supports better absorption of nutrients and minerals and are highly supported by formal research and studies as an aid for arthritic horses. It also happens to be one of the best value supplements as only a small dose is needed, both in the loading and maintain stages as the formula is extremely concentrated.
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