4 Tips for Selecting Supplements

Your horse has been a little stiff lately, so off you trot to your local tack shop to pick up a joint supplement. You are immediately faced with dozens of liquids, powders, pellets, and pastes, each “promising” to support joint function and make your horse more comfortable. Which supplements are the best for your horse? “Studies have shown that the potency of joint supplements varies tremendously and that commercially-available supplements may not contain the type or amount of ingredient listed on the label,” explained Mike Lennox, director of formulation and quality assurance at Kentucky Equine Research. “The ingredients used for joint products do not have a widely accepted standard for potency, source, and proven efficacy like vitamin and mineral ingredients do. Also, because the sources are so varied, verifying safety and purity of a particular ingredient becomes a challenge.” Whether it is a joint, coat, metabolic, respiratory, or other type…

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