Joint Health OA + for Horses
Powdered formula made with Optimal Amounts of joint specific ingredients known to help support all the structures in a joint.
Chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, and MSM work to support healthy hips and joints. Plus, hyaluronic acid helps maintain joint lubrication and manganese promotes bone health.
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• Supports cartilage surface health
• Promotes comfort and mobility
• Support for joint stiffness after athletic activity and competition
• Natural way to maintain healthy joint lubrication
• Helps keep tendons and ligaments healthy and flexible
Joint Health OA + is designed to support all the structures in a joint; cartilage, synovial fluid, ligaments, and tendons. Chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, and MSM support healthy hips and joints, while hyaluronic acid helps maintain joint lubrication and manganese promotes bone health. Combined, these ingredients will provide your horses' joints with complete support to keep them active.
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Formulated with chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine HCl, and MSM for healthy joint support, hyaluronic acid for joint lubrication, and manganese for bone health. Directions for Use: Initial Dose: Two scoops daily for the first week.
Daily Maintenance: Good: ¾ scoop per 1,000 lb body weight Better: One level scoop per 1,000 lb Best: One heaping scoop per 1,000 lb Best dose is recommended for older horses or horses under strenuous activity. Dose preferably divided and administered in the morning and evening. Dose may be doubled or tripled after strenuous activity, or if faster, more dramatic benefits are desired.
Warnings:Not for human consumption. Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately. This product should not be given to animals intended for human consumption.
PRODUCT SIZE COMPARISON
|SIZE||¾ SCOOPS*||COST per ¾ SCOOP||TOTAL|
*approx. number of scoops - density may vary.
|Active Ingredients per ¾ scoop (½ oz):|
|Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)||3,500 mg|
|Glucosamine HCl (shellfish source)||2,500 mg|
|Chondroitin sulfate (bovine source)||1,800 mg|
|Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)||1,500 mg|
|Citrus bioflavonoid complex||380 mg|
|Hyaluronic acid||75 mg|
|Inactive ingredients: Carrot powder.|
If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset. Federal law prohibits the off-label use of this product in ruminants. An examination from a veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product.
Roswell is in stride now - no problems
"His gait is now free, no more pulling, grinding his teeth,or throwing his head."
In December of 2002, I traveled to Canada and bought a 17.1 hand, 11 year old Thoroughbred, Roswell. He had some issues with pulling on the bit and shaking his head but I thought this was nothing compared to my last horse. Months went by with no improvement, so I put him up for sale. I told my trainer I could not ride this animal. Roswell's gaits were too rough; I felt I had to be adjusted after every ride. I put him in 90 days of training to help sell him, but buyers were still having the same issues that I had. …I was very frustrated… One day, I noticed a catalog I had never received before…I started reading the testimonials and thought, yeah, sure, whatever, but for some reason…I decided to order the Joint Health [OA +]. Your customer service was wonderful. I placed my order and it was on my door three days later… A few weeks later I decided to take Roswell for a lesson. As I was working him, my trainer approached us and said, "What do you have that horse on now?" Now that was gratifying. Roswell and I started our eventing career last year and have been getting a ribbon every time. His gait is now free, no more pulling, grinding his teeth, or throwing his head. He is getting in stride without a problem. Thank you, Springtime, you saved Roswell, surely.
Sarah VandenBerghe, Michigan
Fractured Pelvis - Amazing Recovery
I'd like to comment on how good the Joint Health Formula is. My 16 year old, 16.3 hand endurance Quarter Horse fell last year and fractured his pelvis. It was a bad fall. A friend recommended the Joint Health Formula. Immediately, I started him on it. At his two month check-up after his accident, my vet said that in almost all the cases he had ever seen he would have had to put the horse down at the two month mark. However, he was amazed at how well my "Cowboy" was doing. It has now been nine months later and he is doing great – even get a little buck out of him every once in a while. We still aren't riding him, but if anything, he is a retired, happy, comfortable horse. Thank you, Springtime!
Pamela Cherry, Arizona
Woody is making the distance now!
Longer Strides – "I saw a difference in a week"
Lately, my 12 year old TB gelding,Woody, has had a difficult time "making the distance" (strides) between fences at the hunter/jumper shows. A friend suggested I try Joint Health Formula after several competitor's products failed to succeed with improving Woody's suppleness and stride length. I saw a difference in a week. It was especially gratifying when my trainer commented on the increase in Woody's stride without knowing I had been using Joint Health Formula for only 10 days! Woody is a happier camper in the show ring and around the barn. He simply feels better and has been playing like a colt outside. Thank you for making showing fun again for me and especially for Woody.
Liz Messaglia, Indiana
P.S. I'm using Joint Health Formula as a preventative for my four year old chocolate Lab, Nestle, too.
(Photo by Michelle Humphrey-Davies, MHD Photography, 2002.)
33 year old Quarter Horse, Zorro
"33 year old ... vet cannot believe how active he still is ..."
Zorro, our 33 year old QuarterHorse, has been on your Joint Health supplement for almost 15 years. We started him on your product because we were told he could possibly have some lameness issues. I feel with the help of your supplement, Zorro has stayed in great shape and still able to go for trail rides. His vet cannot believe how active he still is and that he can keep up with his 16 year old barn mate.
Jeff S., Oregon
"Having actually felt the difference in Merlin's movements...I can attest that the Joint Health HAS made a difference."
Last year my farrier had mentioned to me that my 21-year-old Quarter horse, Merlin, had a hard time keeping his hind legs up when getting his feet trimmed. In fact, he was afraid that Merlin was going to fall. Fortunately, that did not happen. Around the same time, one day while we were out riding down a paved driveway, I noticed that Merlin dragged his left hind foot for a number of steps, but then he was ok.
I mentioned this to Margaret, the owner of the barn where Merlin is boarded. She said that the owner of an older pony had just given her a container of Springtime's Joint Health Formula that she was trying out, and to offer it to anyone else that was interested. The timing was perfect, and we started Merlin on it right away.
Weeks later, the farrier told me that Merlin was maintaining normal function when he trimmed his feet. I also noticed that Merlin was much smoother, and less hesitant when we rode down hills. This made me realize that age related issues had been creeping up on Merlin, and I hadn't really noticed until I felt how much smoother he was, on the Joint Health Formula.
Having actually felt the difference in Merlin's movement while riding him and with the feedback from the farrier, I can attest that Joint Health Formula HAS made a difference. Merlin will be on this formula from now on. I recommend anyone with an older horse to try this formula to see if it makes a difference for them.
Donala Wallace, Maryland
A happy Annie with a healthy coat.
Annie and Helen happily grazing.
"She seems to get stronger and stronger and more beautiful everyday..."
I own and operate a horse rescue in Massachusetts by the name of Smokey Chestnut Farm. Two years ago I rescued Annie and Helen, a bonded pair of blind Belgian mares who were on their way to slaughter. 25-year-old Annie was much older than Helen, and struggled physically. It was very difficult for her to get up from a resting position. Even when she was standing she would continuously shift her weight from back leg to the other back leg. I knew I needed to give her something other than quality food to help her build her strength and integrity.
Your product, Joint Health Formula, was highly recommended to me by my sister, Jeanne. Within a short time, approximately several months, of giving Annie Joint Health Formula, I started to see a difference in her. Her comfort level started to increase and she was able to get up more easily after lying down to rest. She had been on your product for about two years and I can honestly say she seems to get stronger and stronger and more beautiful everyday. Thank you for making quality products and for caring about animals!
With gratitude, Heidi, Annie, and Helen.
Ranger (right) is ready for a ride!
"…he could remain sound"
I used to have a horrible time trying to keep my horses free of bot fly eggs. I am happy to report that the Bug Off Garlic granules really works!!! Ranger, a Buckskin Paint, is on your Joint Health Formula. I was thrilled to discover he could maintain soundness – thank you! I appreciate what you do for my animals.
In the photo I sent, the gentleman is my husband Albert. He is riding Ranger (Texas Ranger), and I am riding my oldest horse, Charlie (Charlie Brown).
Mary K. Olivares, Texas