Joint supplements

Nic

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Has anyone used the NAF 5* joint supplement?

Need to get my boy on one and swithering between NAF & Cortaflex.

Opinions on both gratefully received.
 

MagicMelon

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Yep, see the stable yard forum, I posted raving about this stuff!

I used cortaflex years ago on another pony (who was showing signs of stiffness) but it did nothing.

I put my eventer on Superflex a few weeks ago just as a general maintenence thing (he didnt seem stiff or anything) and OMG what a difference. I evented him last weekend and he was a different horse! He obviously felt SO good he was raring to go! Great for the XC but a bit dodgy for the dressage......!!

Its definately works though, especially as I didnt even think my boy was stiff. Im now putting my other 2 on it as we speak!
 

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Fab thanks MM I was leaning towards NAF anyway, Vet has told us to pump something like it into D.

It's not looking good his 2 week trot up is tomorrow & he isn't sound yet.

Don't know how I am going to wait another 2 weeks to find out if he will event again
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My 6yr TB gelding was going lame last year - so had vets out and did x-rays and he has arthritis in his right hock - suggested that I put him on bute perm for rest of life - but not happy bout this as destroys liver eventually - so have had him on "no-bute" (devils claw) and NAF Msm, glucosomine etc for a year and can not tell that he is an arthritic old git now - works really well. Good luck! (Oh by the way - it makes the hooves grow faster too - so had to get shod every 5 wks in stead of 7!)
 

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I have been using Cortaflex HA for about 6 weeks now. However, Chum has injured his tendon since then and has been on box rest so I haven't seen any difference (he is still stiff). I was thinking of carrying on with it until I can turn him out on paddock rest (next week) to see what happens when he is moving about more but was wondering how long it takes to have an effect - if any??
 

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My boy injured his knee in the field and being 19 also has a bit of arthritus. My vet suggested putting him on cortaflex and it did make a slight improvement but nothing major. Then we tried NAF 5* Superflex and wow what a difference!! He's bouncing around like a 5yr old, tearing up bridlepaths - it's great stuff!
 

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supper flex all the way. My horse was lame due to ocd, my vet told me to put her on cortaflex but my feed merchant only sold superflex so i bought the liquid first and within two weeks she wasn't half as lame. By week three she was sound. She has since gone on to be sucsessful inhand showing winning a number of classes including getting her name mentioned in Horse and Hound.
 
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