Nutritional Articles

Oral supplements in the treatment and prevention of joint diseases: a review of their potential applications to the horse (tutorial article)

Published: 2002-12-31

Author:
I.M. Wright

Brief content of the article:
Wright(2001) reviewed the use of glycosamineglycans (chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine)as oral supplements in the treatment and prevention of joint diseases. The article descibes outcomes of experiments with horses and other species. It is concluded that oral supplementation of chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine show positive clinical responses and are logical choices for the treatment and prevention of joint disease.
Keywords: supplementation; bone health; chondroitin sulphate; glycosaminoglycans; glycosamine

Reference:
I.M. Wright, Oral supplements in the treatment and prevention of joint diseases: a review of their potential applications to the horse, Equine veterinary Education (2001) 13 (3) 135 – 139.

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