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[RC] Oral joint supplements - Sharon Levasseur

There are so many choices... I have almost as many questions!

1. For a horse with no obvious issues, that you just want to support prophylactically, what ingredients are best?

2. Does Glucosamine HCl work better than Glucosamine Sulfate? I know a lot of people use Platinum Performance, and they use the sulfate form... but Cosequin (another popular one among endurance folk) uses the HCL form. Who is right??

3. What about "glutamine", which Corta-Flx is calling a "key isolated nutrient from glucosamine"?

4. Do any of those types of Glucosamine work on their own, or do they all require something else to be effective (similar to the relationship between selenium and vitamin e, or between calcium and vitamin d)?

5. I'm looking for something inexpensive to feed at the maintenance dose. Here are a few of the ones that have caught my eye... anyone have any thoughts or experience with them?

Corta-Flx Pellets

Corta-Flx "Flex-Force Glucosamine 5000"

AniMed "AniFlex Complete"

MedVet "Glucosamine XL"

6. Does anyone have a suggestion of something else in this price range? Since there are no existing issues I'm trying to solve, it's hard to justify spending $60-90 a month on a joint supplement that I'm not even sure will do anything!

-Sharon L. in Maine

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