Equine America Glucosamine 12:10 Plus 1kg (Equine)
Glucosamine 12:10 Plus is a powerful glucosamine-based joint support for performance horses and ponies.
- FOR POWERFUL EQUINE JOINT SUPPORT – Powerful glucosamine-based joint support for performance horses and ponies.
- NATURAL INGREDIENTS - Contains a full 12g Glucosamine from hydrochloride – backed by research and also contains 10g MSM per serve.
- READY TO USE – Plus contains Green Lipped Mussel - a natural source of chondroitin and also provides Hyaluronic acid (HA) and bio-available Manganese
Joint disease especially wear and tear of the cartilage which covers the articular surfaces of bones within the joint is one of the most common causes of reduced performance and ultimately lameness in performance horses.
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, loss of performance and eventually lameness become evident.
So it is vital that high performance horses receive 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 help maintain peak performance.
Glucosamine is one of the key compounds in supporting joint health, and has 3 important roles:
- To stimulate the production of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which help produce the strong, elastic, shock absorbing properties of the collagen matrix in the cartilage.
- To help reduce the degradation of cartilage.
- It has antioxidant properties and helps anti-inflammatory processes.
MSM helps anti-inflammatory processes to help reduce on-going damage. It also provides a bio-available source of sulphur to support and help strengthen the bonds in the structural matrix of the cartilage.
Green Lipped Mussel is a natural source of chondroitin, a key compound in maintaining the structure, elasticity and shock-absorbing properties of cartilage, partly through its water-retaining properties. Our Green Lipped Mussel is sourced from sustainable stocks in the Malborough Sound region of New Zealand.
Hyaluronic Acid is important in maintaining the viscosity and elastic shock absorbing properties of joint fluid, and is increasing recognized as playing a vital role in joint health.
Manganese Glycinate is a very bioavailable source of manganese
Glucosamine 12:10 Plus provides these key ingredients to provide nutritional support for cartilage repair and to help maintain healthy joint fluid to lubricate and nourish the joint, maintaining the vital shock-absorbing properties in hard working joints. Glucosamine 12 : 10 Plus will also help anti-inflammatory processes and joint comfort in high performance horses.
|My Horse Is...||A Veteran, Stiff|
|Instructions for use||For 500 kg horse:
For initial 10 days, 30g per day.
Thereafter, may be gradually reduced, typically to 15 g per day, to maintain the desired response.
|Maintenance Feeding Rate (average size animal)||15g|
|Maintenance Feeding Rate (average 500kg horse) (Grams)||15|
|How long will it last (days)?||Fed at 15g per day, a 1kg tub will last approximately 66 days|
|Approx cost per day||61p|
|Ingredients Label||Composition: Glucosamine hydrochloride (40%) , Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM 33.3%), Dextrose, Green Lipped Mussel (3.3%), Hyaluronic Acid (0.2%). Additives/kg: Nutritional additives: 3b506 Manganese chelate of glycine hydrate) 7937mg Key Ingredients per 30g Serving Glucosamine HCl - 12g MSM - 10g Green Lipped Mussel - 1000mg Hyaluronic acid (HA) - 50mg Manganese (from glycine chelate) - 50mg Analytical Constituents: Crude Protein - 17.6% Crude Fibre - <1.0% Crude Fat - 1.6% Crude Ash - 1.0% Sodium - <1.0%|
|Key Ingredients||Glucosamine, Hyaluronic Acid, Manganese, MSM|
|Glucosamine mg/kg or mg/litre||400000|
|Hyaluronic Acid (HA) mg/kg or mg/litre||1666.67|
|MSM mg/kg or mg/litre||333333.33|