Should I give Glucosamine/Chondroitin Sulfate to my 18 year old horse who has a few issues? TC 1.6.11

medical-highwayman Here’s the whole question:  “My horse is now 18 and after talking to a trainer regrading not picking up his right lead, and a few other issues. He suggested that it is now time to start him on some supplements. He suggested Chondroitin and Glucosamine to help with his joints and bones. Do you have one brand that you think is better then others? There are so many out there. ”

Honestly, I think that you’d be a lot better off finding out what the issues are with you are than you would be spending any money at all on glucosamine/chondroitin supplements.  Just today, I had a client ask me about whether she should spend the supplements – my response was, “If you don’t mind spending money on a product with no demonstrated mechanism of action, for which a dose has not been established, for which effectiveness has not been shown, and which may not contain what the label says, have at it!”

Maybe I should have just said, “No.”

CLICK HERE to read my article on the glucosamine/CS.



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