Equine America Glucosamine HCl 12,000 Xtra Strength Powder (Equine)
Glucosamine HCI 12,000 is a great value joint and mobility for all horses and ponies.
- Contains a full 12g Glucosamine per 30g serve.
- Provided from Glucosamine Hydrochloride (HCL) - backed by research.
- Also provides MSM and Hyaluronic Acid (HA).
- Great value joint and mobility support for all horses and ponies.
Equine America is BETA NOPS and UFAS assured which means that full product traceability is in place, along with a quality assurance program which minimises the risk of contamination of the feed with prohibited substances and NOPS. Products are formulated to be suitable for horses competing under FEI regulations and the Rules of Racing.
Wear and tear on the cartilage which covers the articular surfaces of joints is one of the most common causes of 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.
Cartilage doesn’t have its own blood supply and it relies on the bone underneath and the synovial or joint fluid bathing the joint to supply nutrients and key compounds to maintain its health and shock-absorbing properties. As the horse ages, or the daily impact of training and competition increases, the ability of the underlying bone and synovial fluid to provide these nutrients may not be enough to maintain health, resulting in stiffness and reduced mobility.
It then becomes important that the horse receives a dietary supply of these key nutrients 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:
- To stimulate the production of the proteoglycans 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 the horse's own anti-inflammatory processes
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.
|Suitable for use during pregnancy?||YES|
|Complies with Jockey Club/ FEI Rules||YES|
|Show Me Products||BETA NOPS , Free From Prohibited Substances , Safe for Pregnant Mares|
|My Horse Is...||A Veteran, Competing, Developing, Pregnant, Stiff|
|Best Sellers||Best Sellers|
|Instructions for use||Initial 10 days: 30g, Thereafter feed 15g a day
Maximum per day: 30g.
15g measure enclosed
|Maintenance Feeding Rate (average size animal)||15g per day at maintenance|
|How long will it last (days)?||Fed at 15g per day, a 1kg tub will last approximately 2 months (66 days).
Fed at 15g per day, a 5kg tub will last approximately 11 months (333 days).
|Approx cost per day||From 23p per day at maintenance|
|Ingredients Label||Dextrose, Glucosamine Hydrochloride (40.45%), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) (5.5%), Hyaluronic Acid (0.03%). Key Ingredients Per 30g Serving: Glucosamine HCl - 12000mg Hyaluronic Acid - 9mg MSM - 1650mg Analytica Constituents: Crude Protein - 18.2% Crude Fat - <1.0% Crude Fibre - <1.0% Crude Ash - 10.3% Sodium - <1.0%|
|Key Ingredients||Chloride, Glucosamine, Hyaluronic Acid, MSM|
|Glucosamine mg/kg or mg/litre||404,500|
|Hyaluronic Acid (HA) mg/kg or mg/litre||300|
|MSM mg/kg or mg/litre||55,000|