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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition

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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Joint & hoof supplements

Hi again! I read your recommendation below for Corta-Flx HA for joint supplement. My mare developed arthritis in her hocks after and injury as a three year old. She also has poor hooves that look dry and crack easily. I was looking for a supplement that would help both with joint arthritis as well as the hooves. Would the Corta-Flx do it? What about Grand Complete? She is an easy keeper so she doesn't get much grain. Is there something else I should be doing?


Where are you from? Minnesota

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Re: Joint & hoof supplements

Hi again, Christine,

I am so pleased that you are enjoying this site.

No, Corta-Flx will not do the trick with regard to hooves. If you are looking for an overall product for both conditions, I do like Grand Complete.
I would not give her grain (as I discussed in my earlier post). Stick with forages and low starch feeds.

And, exercise is very important to exercise the muscles surrounding the joint. After exercise, try using a soothing liniment like MSM Cooling Gel.

All the best,

Dr. Getty