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Best Oral Joint Supplements That Are Not Powder/Granules?

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  • Best Oral Joint Supplements That Are Not Powder/Granules?

    Hey Folks,

    I'm looking for a effective oral joint supplement that comes in a form other than powder/granules, such as pellets or liquid.

    For me, powder-based supps don't work well since the horses live out and the wind reeks havoc with powder in the feed.

    I did see that one oral supplement is now manufactured in a bar, which I think would be awesomely convenient. I wish I could make my favorite powder supps into a bar form (And I bet some clever COTHer knows how to do this.?.?)


  • #2
    I feed the SmartPak repair in pellets. Tasty enough that she eats it alone without grain. I also supplement with liquid Flex Force. It's a cherry syrup. She gets two squirts a day on her food (it's 100 mg of HA per squirt.)


    • #3
      Corta flex comes in all three, powder, pellets and liquid.
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      • #4
        I have been very happy with Hyalun (liquid).

        But you are supposed to squirt it into their mouth, not on the food.

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        • #5
          Flex force HA. A liquid that has 100mg HA per ounce. Like $54 a gallon. There's a huge thread about this stuff. Best price us at Jeffers.

          Also I personally don't use conquer but they have a paste and a liquid too I think. I have friends that use it and really like it.

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          • #6
            absorbine flex+max pellets. Flax seed based.

            Horses eat it right up.

            Hyaluronic Acid 150 mg, Glucosamine 10,000 mg,
            MSM 5,000 mg, & Chondroitin 1,200 mg
            Contains Boswellia, Flaxseed & Rice Bran,
            rich sources of Omega 3’s
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            • #7
              My vet recommended Next Level, which comes in liquid (and pellets).
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              • #8
                I second the Next Level. My horse just wasted Cosequin. He wouldn't touch his grain with the Cosequin in it. Totally hated the stuff! He's been eating up the Next Level like it's candy. He's on the liquid currently, and as long as he's happy eating that I won't be changing a thing.


                • #9
                  Most of SmartPak's joint supps come in pellet form.


                  • #10

                    My 25-yr-old gelding LOVES his Majesty Flex Wafers. Yes, at first he was a little "surprised" by them, but by the 3rd cookie, he had turned into his usual cookie monster.

                    There are two types - one without HA:

                    Majesty Flex Wafers

                    "Flavored with rolled oats, molasses, apples, raisins and cinnamon, each cookie also contains 2500 mg glucosamine, 2500 mg MSM, 1250 mg yucca extract, 600 mg chondroitin sulfate and 500 mg ascorbic acid. Recommended feeding: 1-2 cookies daily for a month, then 1 cookie/day. For competition, 2 cookies per day."

                    And the other with HA:

                    Majesty Flex HA Wafers

                    "Each wafer contains 150 mg hyaluronic acid, 2500 mg glucosamine HCl, 2500 mg MSM, 2500 mg yucca extract, 600 mg chondroitin sulfate and 1000 mg vitamin C mixed with apples, cinnamon, molasses and oats. The great taste ensures that your horse will get the entire dose of supplementation, without waste. Feed 1-2 wafers per day."

                    I feed the one without HA since I make my own HA with pure HA powder and distilled water. I have written about that in other posts here, so if you're interested, you can probably find it. If not, let me know, and I'll repost when I get finish up doing the evening feeding.
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                    • #11
                      This product has good amounts of glucosamine and chondroitin and prices out well..



                      • #12
                        I just started my guy on liquid corta-flx. Can't comment on how effective it is, since we're only on Day 2 of the loading dose, but he's not a fan of a taste. It looks and smells syrupy so I'm not sure why, but he's certainly slowing down his eating with it added.

                        But, lots of other horses at the barn are on it and it's done a great job for most of them. Most people use the pellets and there doesn't seem to be much of a palatability issue there.


                        • #13
                          I like the liquid corta-flx with 100 mg HA (not the 40).
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                          • #14
                            Vetri-Science Vetria-HA comes as a pellet. It's just HA, and at only 59 cents a day, a bargain. My Cushings horse can't have Glucosamine or MSM so this was a great find.



                            • #15
                              My horses have been doing very well on the Fluid Action HA from Finish Line for many years, and I have one horse that hates any sort of powdered supplements, and he loves the Fluid Action.
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                              • #16
                                BTW the Flex Force HA (and their MSM) liquid is cherry flavored. Its also not a runny liquid.... not quite as thick as syrup.. somewhere in between. Anyways, my horses eat it up. Even my super picky mare.

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                                • #17
                                  Next Level is my top pick.

                                  Flex-Eze is actually a good value and I've seen results with it as well.
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                                  • #18
                                    Oh--Sound Solution is another one. Comparable to Next Level but cheaper and also comes in liquid as an option.
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                                    • #19
                                      We use Smart Pak in a powder. Mix it with a little water, smear it on bread and make it into a sandwich. It goes in a zip lock bag and into a coat pocket. Our horses are out 24/7 and then when we feed hay or they come to the gate it's handy to just feed a sandwich to the one that needs it. No buckets needed.


                                      • #20
                                        Our barn has had great success with Lubrisyn. It's tasteless and odorless.
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