There are many questions when it comes to the health of your horse and the conditions that may affect them throughout their lifetime. One ailment that is particularly crippling to horses of all ages, breeds, and disciplines is Equine Osteoarthritis. Working with your veterinarian to gauge the pain of your horse and to find the best treatments for Osteoarthritis (OA) is necessary to keep your horse in the healthiest condition possible.
What is Equine Osteoarthritis?
Equine Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can affect any joint where two cartilage bones meet. This is very common in both older horses and active horses that compete. This condition can be present in your horse's hocks, knees, stifles, and fetlocks.
How does the joint become inflamed?
When cartilage in the joint breaks down from impact but is unable to repair itself efficiently is how arthritis occurs. Equine Osteoarthritis is almost inevitable from a horse's weight being pressed down from activity.
The symptoms that are the most frequent in equine Osteoarthritis include heat from the affected area, swelling due to excess joint fluid, stiffness, pain and lameness, and crepitus (any popping, grinding, and crackling sound in an affected joint.)
Intra-articular (into the joint) therapy is administered only when your veterinarian has assessed the severity of the affected joint. Injections are risky due to possible infection.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin in over a dozen studies have been found NOT to be effective in joint problems --- that is why they are not found in our Comfort QUIK ----which does have 20 ingredients and 1 version has HEMP with 4 other cannabinoid herbs.
What you should know about joint injections
EMS provides a veterinary formulated and nutritional supplement by the name of Comfort Quik for equine joint health and mobility. Comfort Quik Original is the only supplement with Epoxogen complex. This complex makes this supplement safe for horses who suffer from cushings or are insulin resistant.
EMS also provides Comfort Quik with Hemp-Cartilage/Bone/Joint Complex. This supplement provides all of the ingredients that Comfort Quik Original contains plus USDA certified hemp seed oil and high protein hemp powder. This is the only racing and showing approved horse joint product with hemp.The use of Comfort Quik Original and Comfort Quick with Hemp will reduce lameness, reduce stiffness in older horses, and help mild to advanced bone and joint problems. Still have questions? Check out our website for complete information on our Comfort Quik products.