B-C Large Animal Clinic, LLC

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Canterbury, CT 06331

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Using an Equine Joint Supplement: Tips from an Equine Vet in Connecticut

Using an equine joint supplement with your horse can provide many benefits. Working as equine veterinarians in Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut, Dr. Alice Ennis of BC Large Animal Clinic often discusses the benefits of joint supplements for horses. There are many reasons your horse should be on an equine joint supplement, and there are various types of joint supplements to choose from!

Why should my horse be on a joint supplement?

Dr. Ennis emphasizes the importance of using safe Permethrins on horses, especially in the spring and fall, before and after the flies are out to repel ticks. She also notes that joint supplements may be helpful to horses after they have contracted tick-borne diseases. Horses suffering from arthritis are also great candidates for equine joint supplements. Dr. Alice Ennis recommends consistent turn out and reasonable amounts of exercise for horses with arthritis. Adding a joint supplement can potentially help a horse suffering from arthritis.

What types of equine joint supplements are there?

The majority of equine joint supplements are composed of a few different ingredients. Some popular components in an equine joint supplement might include glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and Omega-3 Fatty acids. If you are interested in discussing joint supplements with an equine veterinarian in Rhode Island or eastern Connecticut, be sure to contact Brooklyn-Canterbury Large Animal Clinic for more information! BCLAC provides a range of mobile equine veterinary services in the RI & CT areas!

*This blog is for informational purposes only. It is not veterinary medical advice and does not take the place of seeking advice from a trusted, licensed veterinary professional. If you are looking for an equine veterinarian in Rhode Island or eastern Connecticut, please contact Dr. Alice Ennis of BC Large Animal Clinic at (860) 546-6998.


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