THE LOCOMOTIVE DEVICE
You must know that a horse is particularly vulnerable during its first 3 years, when the cartilage is still flexible and has a rate of production or destruction quite important, and spent 14 years, age where destruction of cartilage is greater at the production level and where the fabrics are less elastic.
Nevertheless, whatever the age and level of training, fatigue and competition are the cause of wear and joint cartilage lesions. The disorders of the joints are one of the main causes of lameness in the horse of sport but also of leisure even if the causes are not the same ones. The vulnerability of the musculoskeletal system is due to the mandatory mobility / robustness compromise. This is why availability and the supply of substances that repair the consequences of repeated shocks or slowdowns (age, poor nutrition, diseases) are essential.
Like all other tissues, ligaments, cartilages, bones and synovia must be regenerated continuously, but the supply of necessary substances is not easy and this because of the poor vascularization of these elements.
It is therefore appropriate to limit the wear of the articular cartilages by:
* progressive training adapted to the age of the horse
* proper care at the feet (fitting)
* a good diet
* a nutritional supplement adapted according to the work to be provided by the horse.
We know that a work overload can be detrimental to the proper functioning of the joints, but on a smaller scale it should not be forgotten that a lack of load can be too, the pump effect caused by walking to step waste disposal and nutrient absorption.
To avoid pain horses with joint problems will tend to move less and therefore not to operate this pump.
This is why it is often necessary to contain inflammation in order to ensure minimal work.
GLUCOSAMINES AND CHONDROITINES
Glucosamine sulphate and chondroitin are fundamental elements of cartilage that can limit aging and ensure elasticity. They are able to delay, prevent or repair all or part of the chondro-osseous lesions that structure osteoarthritis.
Glucosamines and chondroitins stimulate the formation of synovial fluid as well as cartilage. For cartilage, glucosamines are both a component and a stimulus. In fact, they are part of the structure of a non-collagenous tissue that provides flexibility and compressibility and is found in cartilage and synovia.
Sulfur is one of the most important minerals found in more than 140 types of cells, including connective tissues, feet, tendons, cartilage, bones, blood, lungs and skin, with important in maintaining the defenses of the body as in the case of tendon or joint lesions.
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3) that are not synthesized by the body contribute to the integrity of the synovial membrane, among other things.