Estimates indicate up to 60 percent of lameness in the horse is related to end-stage degenerative joint disease (DJD), also known as osteoarthritis (OA). DJD can influence performance and significantly impact any horse—from top competitors and weekend warriors to aging seniors.
Mobility matters, so help keep your horse moving with healthy joints and smart healthcare. Lameness. A dreaded word. Uttering it means that your horse may be out of commission. Determining the cause can be challenging, which means treatment—and recovery—can be a long process.
From proven arthritis medications to nutritional supplements, understanding the differences among joint product types can make a real difference in your horse’s long-term mobility. Just like horses are similar but different, so are equine joint products. They’re created in different ways, approved for different uses and monitored differently for safety and effectiveness. Choosing the product (or products) right for your horse can be complex. The decision depends on a number of factors, like the condition affecting your horse’s joints, your horse’s severity of lameness or degenerative joint disease (DJD), the type of work your horse does, and the list goes on.
Two of our favorite United States Eventing Olympians share the untold moments of impact in their lives and careers with horses. Brought to you by American Regent Animal Health, maker of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), the “Stories in Stride” podcast explores how these greats—and others—bridled their unique talents to thrive in the equestrian world.