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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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I was wondering what your opinion was on msm. I have a qh gelding with some on and off lameness problems. He has been much better since new shoes and a chiropracter. I have had him on msm for a long time. Should I take him off of it or leave him on?? My vet only believes in msm, not any other supplement for lameness.

Thanks Allison

Where are you from? NJ

How did you locate this forum? friend


Hi Allison,

MSM works very well for many horses in reducing joint inflammation. So, if he is doing well on it, I would recommend continuing with it. You could stop giving it to him for a few days and see if you notice a problem. If he’s fine without it, then you don’t need to continue with it. However, if you notice some soreness, you can easily return to using it.

Some horses respond better to glucosamine, or a combination of glucosamine and MSM. But, since he is doing fine, stick with what you’re doing.

All the best,

Dr. Getty