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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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Acti Flex Liquid or Powder

A friend highly recommended Acti Flex and I was glad to see you sell it here--I'll gladly buy through you! Is there any benefits of feeding the liquid vs. the powder? I find powder supplements easier, but if the liquid is more effective I'd try it.

My vet feels my old guy has a bit of arthritis in his front left, and at 20 ish, I guess there could be other spots, too. Generally he's pretty sound, but does have some off days on occasion. He's in light work, some english pleasure in the arena, some trails, a few low jumps for fun on a good day.

Where are you from? Pocono Mtns. PA

How did you locate this forum? websearch

Re: Acti Flex Liquid or Powder

Hi Melissa,

I continue to get highly favorable feedback regarding all of the Actiflex products -- the liquid (Actiflex 4000), Powder, and the Actiflex Senior. So, go with the one that is the most convenient to feed. The liquid (gallon size) comes with an ounce pump and is easy to use. Liquids, in general, are absorbed faster, so this may be a factor. However, the powders work just as well, just get absorbed a bit more slowly.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO