Equine joint supplements

The Joint is a strong and mobile area of the skeleton in which two bones are attached. Equine Joint is the care supplements that keep the joints healthy, strong and provide the relief to all the horses of all ages, sizes, and shape. All the ingredients that present in the joint supplements are present in the different forms like powder, gel, liquid, pastes and pellets.

The common and simple ingredients present in the supplements are:

  • MSM
  • Yucca
  • Glucosamine
  • Hyaluronic
  • vitamin C
  • chondroitin
  • Omega 3.


During the choosing of the joint supplements, the Owner of the horses must have selected those that are easy for the horses and provide comfort.

In the case of equine joint injection drugs, there is three most common reason for a vet to perform the joint injection are

  • Blockage of joint during lameness evaluation
  • To medicate the joint with osteoarthritis
  • To take a sample of the fluid if the infection is suspicious

These joint infections are sometimes done to help decrease pain and inflammation.

NSAIDs or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs are the best for treatment. 

On every drug, the Owner checked that there is a chance that the immune system will respond inappropriately to it.

Guidance is a very important part of joint injection treatment because the injection is about different kinds like intra-articular, intravenous, and intramuscular. So according to this, the guidance about these is very important. The Owner of the horses may contact the best and good veterinarian staff. They help and checked the dose of injection according to the horse age, immunity, and treatment.

When the horse is tired due to long walking and running, then joints go lazy and unhealthy. The main purpose of the therapies is to get rid of this pain and inflammation. Therapies are the main challenging thing. It will be easier if you understand very well about these works.

For the therapies following are used

  • Triamcinolone
  • Betamethasone
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Corticosteroids +HA
  • Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan

All of these are anti-inflammatory and reduce the risk of swelling and pain from the joint.

Many kinds of research are performed for joint supplements like in recent research from the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories may compare that combination of the HA, NAG and CS may work as an anti-inflammatory and work better.

Other researches also are done in the Kentucky Equine Research that offers a KER-FLEX product. It shows the combination of glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin sulphate and Hyaluronic Acid. They also work on omega-3 fatty acid supplementation that may help the joint to remain healthy and energetic.

The popular injectable joint supplements for the horses are Adequan and Legend. They both are on the research base may prove that they can help and support the horses with joint problems.

Equine joint supplements are very helpful for the horses. And the Owner of the horses may easily take care of their horses if they follow these kinds of supplements and precautions.