Joint disease is a common manifestation of life, aging and often a result of many contributing factors including conformation, deformities and repetitive overuse. In the horse, joint pain is common not only with aging due to deterioration and arthritis, but is also present in the younger group secondary to high levels of stress to the areas associated with training and competition. In all groups, we have an often daily dependence on pain medications, but in the horse, this progresses one step further to include a joint injection, which is repeated quite often to help keep the athlete competing. In many respects, we have come to accept these therapies as the only means of management, but are they really helping and is there more that can be done? Is it also possible that some of these therapies, despite good intentions, may be creating more harm in the end to our equine companion? With further knowledge, we can understand better and consider different options. (more…)
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When we think of inflammation in the horse, it is often in the form of pain and swelling. Joint pain, stiffness, a wound or cut, sore back, sore throat, or even a skin infection. All of this is true and these conditions are associated with inflammation, but the overall concept goes much deeper, often being unrecognized clinically but all too closely tied with other health conditions. In the horse, chronic inflammation is linked back to lameness conditions with the tendons, joints and poor hoof health. It is also involved in metabolic conditions, including insulin resistance, allergies and uveitis. It is an important concept to grasp, even on the most basic level, as with this understanding, we have opportunities to intervene which may give us more opportunities to manage and even prevent certain conditions. (more…)
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.
Daily aches and pains are one of the biggest problems in the horse or equine athlete. The aches and pains are often associated with degenerative joint disease or arthritis, on many levels with resulting cartilage degeneration. Most horse owners resort to traditional joint therapies, including glucosamine and chondroitin, in addition to various pain medications or joint injections to help control pain. Despite these efforts, many are still seeking options to help their horse to get to the next level of comfort. Let’s take a look at what is going on and what other options may be available. (more…)
Targets Inflammation in the Performance and Recovering Horse Enhanced levels of BCM-95® Curcumin, Boswellia, Vitamin C & E, plus CoQ10 to promote a healthy inflammation response and combat oxidative stress with alfalfa and whole mushroom base to support overall health and immune response. Targets joints, tendon & muscular conditions to manage inflammation and discomfort, plus support […]
Targets Critical Levels of Inflammation & Discomfort Our most potent formula with the highest levels of Curcumin 95% Extract & Boswellia to target those horses in need with critical conditions. Powerful levels of Vitamin C and CoQ10 to combat oxidative stress with Flax Seed for Omega 3 fatty acids IS EQ PURE RIGHT FOR YOU? […]
Curcumin, the “Indian Solid Gold” is one of the most cherished spices in the world. Health is something we all take for granted, but did you know that Curcumin taken daily can bring about dramatic health changes for the positive? Whether if you suffer from chronic joint pain, lower back pain or overall stiffness, benefits can be seen. In horses, we battle with joint deterioration, back complaints and overall unsoundness, chasing these conditions with expensive remedies combating something that could be better managed from another standpoint. Even in horses, dramatic changes can be evident, often creating confusion as to how something so simple can have such far reaching effects. Pets are no different, suffering from the same clinical maladies that affect humans. They too can benefit immensely, restoring healthy, vitality and a quest for life. So, why is this herb so wonderful?
Many allergy conditions are associated with poor digestive health and leaky gut syndrome, contributing to unhealthy levels of inflammation and poor immune response.
EQ Total Support targets equine allergy conditions associated with high levels of inflammation and pain while enhancing digestion, helping to also improve joints, mobility and tendon health. Ideal horse supplement for equine allergies, joint ailments and tendon conditions that might be associated with poor digestive ability and chronic inflammation.