UNDERSTANDING JOINTS

UNDERSTANDING HORSES’ JOINTS AND WHEN TO FEED A JOINT SUPPLEMENT

Joint anatomy

Joints are highly complex structures. The bone surfaces of a joint are covered in articular cartilage. This cartilage acts as a shock absorber to cushion and protect the bone. The joint is surrounded by a capsule that holds the joint in place. The inside of the joint capsule is lined with the synovial membrane. This produces joint fluid. Joint fluid lubricates the joint and provides nutrients to the articular cartilage to keep it healthy.

Read more here for NETTEX’s guide to joints and joint issues:

  • What is arthritis?
  • Which horses are at risk?
  • Maintaining healthy joints will help prevent arthritis
  • What are the key nutrients?
  • Helping horses with arthritis
  • Nettex Joint Care Range –
    • VIP So Sound
    • Nettex Joint & Muscle Maintenance
    • Nettex Substi-Bute

 

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