Glucosamine a Popular Supplement for Horses


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/02/2015 -- Arthritic conditions are highly prevalent among humans, but few realize that animals are also susceptible to the disease. However, there are natural alternatives that are known to be effective in managing arthritis and one is glucosamine.

Recent surveys showed that glucosamine is becoming a very popular supplement for horses. Horse owners and even veterinarians believe that the natural alternative can significantly help horses find relief from irritated and sore joints.

"Most horse owners should be aware that horses are prone to developing arthritis, inflammations and bone spavin especially in the early phase of their lives," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan. "Responsible owners are trying to do everything they can to help strengthen the joint cartilage of their horses, and that is why many are trying glucosamine supplements."

According to animal care health experts, the joint cartilage of horses becomes stiff as they age and this destroys their mobility. It also results in soreness, swelling and pain especially in the joint regions. There is synovial liquid in the joints of a horse, which helps lubricates the bone and prevent friction. However, the amount of this particular liquid also reduces as a horse ages.

When the amount of synovial liquid in the joints of horses decreases, it can lead to mobility problems as well as arthritis, joint dislocations, and osteoporosis. Some experts believe that glucosamine can significantly help increase the amount of collagen in the horse's cartilage. This helps replenish the synovial fluid and improve joint movements.

Dr. Christine King, a reputable veterinarian conducted a study that involved 10 adult competition horses. The horses experienced pain in their hocks and were monitored for 8 years. It was found that glucosamine seemed to significantly help reduced the hock injections needed by the horses to maintain their great performance throughout the season of competition.

In another study, researchers had 25 horses as their subjects. These horses suffered from degenerative joint disease and were made to take glucosamine and chondroitin twice every day for six weeks. After the duration of the study, it was found that the horses experienced improvements in lameness, stride length and flexion test grade.

Glucosamine is believed to be an effective natural supplement that can help add flexibility to the muscles surrounding the joints and make the bone tissue remain mobile and sturdy. It is not a surprise that many horse owners are relying on the natural alternative to keep their animals healthy

About VitaBreeze
VitaBreeze is a nutraceutical brand that manufactures high-quality natural supplements to help people live a healthy, enjoyable and longer life. All of the company's products are manufactured in the United States using the finest quality ingredients that have been carefully selected, tested and crafted into the firm's winning formulas.

Visit to learn more.

Benjamin Lasance