I have used this on my horse for several years. I feel it is an excellent product and I believe has helped me to not have to inject her hocks as often.
March 7, 2013
My gelding has some mild arthritis in his hocks. He is also insulin resistant, so I am hesitant about using joint products containing glucosamine. I have used MSM with much success, but I wanted something to use regularly that was legal during endurance competition (MSM is not allowed under AERC rules and requires a 96 hour withdrawal period before competitions). So after much comparing different HA products, I settled on this one. I definitely noticed a difference after he was on it for about two weeks. However, since winter is coming on, and my feed room is not heated, I have opted to switch him over to a powdered HA supplement. My horse is an extremely picky eater, but he scarfed this gel down with just a tiny bit of head nodding the first day. After that he did not seem to even notice it.
October 31, 2012
Really Notice A Difference
I have a 12 year old 17.2 hand Holsteiner (2nd-3rd level dressage) that has a right hock and stifle that get very stiff. I have used many different oral joint supplements, in the past and had done IV Legend regularly. Unfortunately, this horse has a nasty allergic reaction to Adequan, so that is not an option for him (usually my go-to in a case like this).
I was introduced to this product by our barn manager, who had also managed Grand Prix jumpers, and it is by far the best I've ever used. Before SmartPak carried it, I was ordering it directly from the manufacturer. I would be a bit late on my order and would run out. Within a week I would notice that he was not as comfortable in his work. I am SO happy SmartPak is now carrying it so I never run out again!
I've also found that keeping him on the Hyaluronex has greatly extended the life of his joint injections. The stifle used to be an every six month requirement, now I can go for a year or more before I inject.
I would DEFINITELY recommend this product - it is well worth the price!!
May 30, 2012
When my horse was diagnosed with lymes
My vet recommended this to keep him comfortable and going. The effects were very noticeable. Hocks were not so stiff and in his daily stretches he was more comfortable and not so resentful about them.
March 5, 2012
Worth the $$
Used on a 4 year old OTTB who has some hock issues. Vet recommended trying this before we decided to inject those hocks. Used this along with consistent exercise and his soundness has improved 100%. We have avoided getting his hocks injected for now. Pricey but cost less than the procedure.
October 11, 2011
worth a try
My horse has inflammation in the back leg and it looks like it could be arthritis. She was noticably limping at a trot, less at a walk. I have used this product for a couple of weeks and have noticed an improvement. It is easy to administer and the horse has no problem consuming it with its food. I think it is worth a try and is not too expensive and harmful to the animal.
July 10, 2011