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27 Year Old Gelding

Hi Dr Getty...
I am sorry, I probably should of posted this question with my other post regarding my OTTB!

I have a 27 year old gelding, who is retired. I am wondering if you can recommend some supplements for him as he his stiff in the hind end, slightly drags his toes and he "creaks" and "groans" when he walks. I was thinking of MSM and glucosamine. But I am unsure as to how much of each he would require (he's about 900 lbs). Any recommendations would be fantastic!!! Thank you, Sarah

Where are you from? Canada

How did you locate this forum? Friend

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Re: 27 Year Old Gelding

Hi Sarah,

Glucosamine and MSM - 10,000 mg per day of each would be a good choice.

There is a product called Hylasport CTS that can be shipped to Canada, that you may wish to try since it offers more than glucosamine and MSM.

All the best,

Dr. Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A Horse

Quote: Sarah Close
Hi Dr Getty...
I am sorry, I probably should of posted this question with my other post regarding my OTTB!

I have a 27 year old gelding, who is retired. I am wondering if you can recommend some supplements for him as he his stiff in the hind end, slightly drags his toes and he "creaks" and "groans" when he walks. I was thinking of MSM and glucosamine. But I am unsure as to how much of each he would require (he's about 900 lbs). Any recommendations would be fantastic!!! Thank you, Sarah

Where are you from? Waverly, Ohio

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