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Tendon Care

We focus a lot of attention on our horse’s moving parts, the bones and joints which bear weight and absorb impact, the muscles which generate movement. Equally important are tendons and ligaments. Tendons originate in muscles and terminate on bone. … Continue reading

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Vitamin C – Friend or Foe

Vitamin C [ascorbate/ascorbic acid] is a water soluble vitamin which functions as an important antioxidant and is needed for the synthesis of L-carnitine, catecholamines like epinephrine and dopamine, as well as collagen, the major protein in all connective tissues, including … Continue reading

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When Joint Nutraceuticals Are Not Enough

In a recent blog, https://wp.me/p2WBdh-za, I talked about the big three joint supplement ingredients – glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. They are components of the joint cartilage and/or synovial fluid that bathes the joint space and interior of tendon sheaths … Continue reading

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Cold Weather and Stiff Horses

Research has proven that exposure to cold causes increased stiffness in both muscle and connective tissue, including tendons and ligaments.  A recent human study also confirmed that dampness (relative humidity) is correlated with increased joint pain and this effect is … Continue reading

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Full Spectrum Joint Support Supplements

The big three joint nutraceutical ingredients – glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronate – address the health of joint cartilage but there are other types of tissues that also play key roles.                                       Stabilizing structures of the stifle … Continue reading

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