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Cur-OST EQ Plus; Helping to Protect the Competitive Equine Athlete

Joint problems, back problems and tendon/ligament issues are quite common in the performance horse.  The countless problems often lead to high expense in regards to maintenance through injections, medications and other remedies, more often than not leaving the owner desiring more for their companion.  All of these problems are part of the business and secondary to stress forces put upon the body on a cellular level.  The bottom line contributor is the inflammatory process and if that process can be controlled or better managed, the outcome will be markedly enhanced, not only improving the health and performance of that athlete, but also improving the bottom financial outlay.

Which Cur-OST formula is right for my horse?

Our Cur-OST® formulas target a healthy inflammation response and were created originally to benefit Dr. Schell’s equine patients, helping to improve overall health, joint mobility, performance and reduce aches & pains. There are many joint and health supplements available for horses, but the goal with our formulas is to first provide natural ingredients and herbs that are effective in their actions and second, provide the highest levels based on research to get those results.  The choices between the Cur-OST® equine formulas may appear confusing but really, there is a strategy for each formula.  The most common question we have is ‘which formula is right for my horse?’.  The answer is not straight forward considering that each horse is an individual, but hopefully we can outline the goals and uses for each formula.

Why so many formulas, Dr. Schell?

I get asked this question a lot, especially when it comes to the horses.  In reality, back in 2006, when we were first researching and seeking a solution for our older equine patients with osteoarthritis, I thought I had a fix for every solution.  The original formula we utilized was our EQ Plus product and based on the results we were seeing, I believed that the formula would provide relief for every patient.  In reality, as time went by, I came to realize that each patient was an individual and despite the efficacy of the EQ Plus, there was a percentage that could be helped further and another percentage that didn’t require that strong of a formula.  This is when we had to dig deep and begin to explore other options as I knew there had to be a solution.

Respiratory Disease in the Horse

Anyone that has owned a horse has probably experienced respiratory disease in some shape or fashion.  Much the same as humans, horses are prone to developing upper respiratory infections due to viral and bacterial invasion, but the two most common and troubling conditions affecting horses in today’s industry is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (reactive airway disease) and exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH).  Being a veterinarian working on horses, I have certainly encountered my fair share of COPD patients as well as EIPH athletes and feel a times that these conditions are becoming more prevalent.