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    Posted on by Abii Dowdy

    It’s a sad fact that the majority of oral joint supplements bought off the shelf do not deliver what they say they do! In fact in one study only 5 out of 23 oral products provided the recommended daily dose of glucosamine.

    Towcester Equine Vets now have a choice of oral joint supplements guaranteed to deliver the recommended dosage of active ingredients to your horse.

    Towcester Joint Supplement contains a pure form of glucosamine while our Towcester Joint Aid Elite also contains Chondroitin Sulphate, Hyalauronic Acid, MSM and Boswelia Serrata

    Although evidence is limited Glucosamine is thought to counteract cartilage degradation and the inflammatory response in osteoarthritis. Furthermore, the combined use of Glucosamine and Chondroitin has been shown to be even more effective at reducing cell based inflammation than glucosamine alone.

    Oral Hyaluronic acid has been demonstrated to be effective in treating lameness associated with joint swelling and osteoarthritis.

    MSM contains sulphur a necessary building block for cartilage in joints.

    Boswellia Serrata is a natural plant extract which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting certain pro-inflammatory cytokines.

    Our Joint Aid and Joint Aid Elite feed supplements are both available from either of our practices. If you need any advice on which to try, call 01327 811007 to speak to one of our vets.