Joint supplements: what’s on the market?

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  • Joint supplements for horses provide additional nutritional support for normal and healthy joint function to help keep them comfortable and moving at his best.  There‘s a lot for your horse’s joints to contend with throughout the year. In the winter, the increased likelihood of restricted turnout means he’s likely to be moving less and when this is combined with colder temperatures, stiffness is a common result. If the ground’s not hard then it’s wet, which can lead to more roadwork and increased concussive forces on the joint, too. Whereas in the summer hard ground is also unavoidable if you’re not confined to a school.

    Common ingredients found in joint supplements for horses include:

    • glucosamine
    • MSM (methyl sulphonyl methane)
    • HA (hyaluronic acid)

    If you compete with your horse then it is important you make sure any supplements you use do not contain any prohibited substances.

    Browse the wide range of joint supplements for horses that are currently available below in our alphabetical list, which includes the manufacturers’ descriptions of their products…

    Animalife Vetroflex Original

    This supplement is a pure peptide protein and works by protecting the cartilage and synovial fluid against deterioration. It also stimulates the cartilage cells to promote more collagen, which helps maintain movement and flexibility by protecting the joints from friction.
    From £39.99 for 500g
    01212 969900

    Aviform Suppleaze Gold

    Care of your horse’s joints is paramount as the weather gets colder as they’re prone to stiffening as the hard ground increases impact on his joints. Available in a 100% compostable pouch.
    £25.95 for 1kg
    01953 528008

    Betta Life PharmaQuin Joint Complete HA

    This high-specification formula contains a 10:10:4 ratio of glucosamine HCL, MSM and chondroitin, with no additives or bulking agents.
    £67.50 for 1kg
    01937 580 782

    Blue Chip Joint-RLF

    This supplement contains 100% natural ingredients that help to nourish the joints and maintain joint comfort.
    £39.95 for 1l
    0114 266 6200

    Cavalor Arti Motion

    This supplement helps to maintain healthy and flexible joints in all horses and ponies, whether they are going through a growth phase, in their senior years or in hard competition work.
    £95.95 for 2kg
    01352 763350

    Dodson & Horrell Joint Support

    A pelleted supplement that supports the nutritional maintenance of your horse’s musculoskeletal system, designed to support healthy joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
    £35 for 1.5kg
    01832 737300

    Elite Equine organic rosehip

    This powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant helps to promote recovery after a busy summer competition season. The ingredient is picked by hand in the mountains of Lesotho.
    £38 for 1kg
    07951 999235

    Equiform Easy Joint Liquid

    This supplement includes a broad range of ingredients, all of which are involved in the maintenance and repair of the joint structure. Vitamins and minerals, in addition to the glucosamine and MSM, act on a broader role within the joint, as well as supporting the production of important molecules, ensuring all functions relating to the joint are catered for.
    From £36 for 2l
    01270 530930

    Equine America Cortaflex HA Super Fenn

    This supplement now has enhanced levels of key compounds and nutrients associated with supporting joint health and comfort, including increased levels of the key minerals copper and silicon. This supplement has been specially formulated to provide optimum joint support for performance, racing and competition horses, or older horses with significant levels of wear and tear.
    £56.99 for 450g
    01403 255809

    Equine Products UK Flexivite HA

    Combining the very best ingredients with new chemistry advances, FlexiVite HA provides a unique combination of biologically active substances to maintain joint suppleness, enhance lubrication, shock absorption and elasticity.
    From £55.72 for 1l
    0191 264 5536

    Equitop GLME

    Manufactured by the world’s largest equine veterinary health company, Equitop GLME contains high quality green-lipped mussel extract (GLME), which provides nutrients to support optimal joint health. It is tested free of prohibited substances and can be used confidently in competition.
    £75 for 750g
    01344 749657

    Feedmark Best-Flex HA

    This proven supplement contains high levels of joint-supporting nutrients to optimise your horse’s mobility, comfort and performance
    £71.99 for 2.7kg
    0800 585525

    Foran Equine Ost-O-Flex

    This syrup helps to maintain joint mobility and health. It contains glucosamine, MSM and marine collagen.
    £57.95 for 1l
    +353 (0) 1626 8058

    Global Herbs MoveFree Plus

    This supplement helps to maintain joints, tendons and ligaments. A highly concentrated herbal mix, it supports freedom of movement and helps maintain the natural production of joint fluid.
    From £28.27 for 500g
    01243 773363

    The Golden Paste Company TurmerAid

    This joint supplement also supports the body’s natural inflammation process, aids digestion and promotes a healthy skin and coat. It contains turmeric (5.1% curcumin), linseed oil, black pepper, apple cider vinegar and yucca.
    £19.99 for 2kg
    01423 503319

    Hack Up Bespoke

    This bespoke supplement can be refined throughout the year to ensure it’s always including the right ingredients for your horse — all Bespokes are hand-made in a dedicated, accredited factory the day you order. The supplements are free from fillers, preservatives or chemical caking agents, which makes every grain in every scoop powerful, effective and highly affordable. Glucosamine, MSM and boswellia are used pure when aiming to support the joints.
    From £47.99 for 1kg
    01359 308866

    Hi Form Proflamaid Plus

    ProflamAid helps to maintain healthy joints and supports general metabolism and red blood cell formation, while also maintaining normal nitrogen balance in tissues.
    From £62 for 500g
    0118 324 7471

    Hilton Herbs Multi-Flex Gold

    Multi-Flex Gold is a fast-absorbing liquid supplement containing herbs such as devil’s claw root and cleaver, which helps support mobility and the lymphatic system. Multi-Flex Gold was formulated to maintain and support supple joints and muscles as well as a healthy circulatory system.
    £25.75 for 1l
    0800 2941250

    Horse First My Joints Plus

    This supplement is the newest addition to the Horse First range, but has quickly become very popular. One scoop covers it all.
    From £35 for 750g
    028 3084 8844

    Lincoln Turmeric Gold

    Harnessing the natural power of turmeric to maintain joint, digestive and skin health, this supplement contains curcumin and other bioactive compounds, including black pepper, which provide piperine to help maximise the absorption. It is also rich in anti-oxidants.
    £10.99 for 1kg
    01522 529206

    Mastacare Multi Oils

    This blend of four quality oils — evening primrose, wheatgerm, cod liver and pure salmon — should help by providing high levels of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids.
    £15.49 for 1l
    01274 711011

    Maxavita Maxaflex

    This supplement combines the soothing power of green-lipped mussel with other key ingredients to offer short- and long-term support for joint health in horses and ponies. The key active ingredient, a patented green-lipped mussel extract, contains high levels of omega-3 that are known for their natural soothing properties. Glucosamine, MSM and HA help with the long-term maintenance of connective tissue.
    £29.85 for 900g
    01270 530930

    NAF Five Star Superflex 

    A scientifically balanced ratio of readily absorbed glucosamine, chondroitin and the highest quality MSM, which support the cartilage — the first part of the joint to show wear and tear. It also contains a powerful anti-oxidant formula, which tackles excess free radical build-up around the joint. Five Star Superflex contains the right combination of key nutrients in the optimum ratios and is available in liquid or powder.
    £22.99 for 400g
    0800 373106

    Nettex VIP So Sound

    This vet-approved formula provides highly bioavailable joint and muscle support to maximise mobility and maintain soundness, which makes it a perfect choice to support your horse throughout the year.
    £77.53 for 2kg
    01283 524222

    Nupafeed Flex GLM

    This supplement helps to soothe and nourish joints with the power of green-lipped mussel, which is nature’s most potent source of omega-3. Combined with anti-oxidants to support tissue recovery, Flex GLM helps to keep joints moving freely.
    £49 for 2kg
    01438 861900

    NutriScience Arthri Aid

    A glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and HA supplement that aids joint lubrication and helps to promote regeneration of the important shock-absorbing joint tissue. It is available in liquid or power form.
    £56 for 1l
    + 353 (0)51 304 01

    Plusvital Flex Supp

    This supplement combines glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate, MSM and rosehip with antioxidants to support the mobility and joint health of the performance horse.
    £72.50 for 90g
    +353 (0) 860252678 

    Rowen Barbary Supple

    This supplement contains the five most highly effective ingredients associated with improving joint mobility to help ensure optimum joint health and flexibility.
    £26 per 750g
    01948 880598

    Science Supplements FlexAbility Plus+

    The only joint supplement in the UK with a published peer-reviewed paper in The Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, it contains optimum levels of scientifically proven ingredients.
    £59.99 for 1.7kg
    0345 5046940

    TopSpec 10:10 Joint Support

    A caramel-flavoured additive that includes an excellent specification of nutrients to help maintain health in and around joints. It includes a generous combination of natural sources of glucosamine and MSM.
    £59.50 for 3kg
    01845 565030

    Vital Equine Maxiflex

    A liquid supplement formulated to help maintain joint health. MaxiFlex Liquid contains beneficial nutrients that support normal joint function.
    £25 for 946ml
    01270 530930

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