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Equine America Cortaflex HA Regular Strength Solution for Horses

Equine America Cortaflex HA Regular Strength Solution for Horses
Liquid Regular » 4 litre Bottle
Powder Regular » 227g Tub
Powder Regular » 454g Tub
Powder Regular » 908g Tub
Powder Regular » 3.6kg Tub

  • Liquid Regular » 4 litre Bottle £85.49
  • Powder Regular » 227g Tub £17.99
  • Powder Regular » 454g Tub £34.99
  • Powder Regular » 908g Tub £53.25
  • Powder Regular » 3.6kg Tub £179.99

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Description

Equine America Cortaflex range has been pioneered by equine experts to offer a solution to joint degeneration, damage and ageing. The fortified daily supplement, available in liquid or powder form, can be used to protect joints from everyday wear and tear, either through competing or daily hacking.

Chondroitin and Glucosamine are produced naturally by the body and aid the maintenance of the joint tissue. Joint cartilage is not directly connected to any blood vessels so all of the nutrients that the cartilage needs for good health have to be small enough to pass through cellular walls to benefit the joint tissue.

Cortaflex was formulated around the theory that small molecules are more likely to be absorbed through cellular walls. Therefore, Cortaflex contains the micro-sized key active isolates of Chondroitin and Glucosamine, providing the body with both the building blocks and the stimulus for its own production of Chondroitin and Glucosamine.

The 946ml bottle is used by squeezing the bottle to fill up the measuring section, which makes pouring out the correct amount easy. For an easy way to get the correct feed amount out of 3.8 and 4 litre bottles, see the Equine America Bottle Pump.

Currently all Equine America products are suitable for use under FEI and Jockey Club rules.

Feeding Directions

For an average 500 kg horse, feed 14 grams daily for 10 days with the horse's regular feed. Thereafter, feed 7 grams daily for maintenance. Feed others according to body weight, less for smaller horses and ponies, more for larger breeds.

Why CORTAFLEX?

Wear and tear to the joints is a normal function and will occur naturally with age, but our domestication of the horse has increased the stresses on the joints, resulting in lameness. Constant pounding on artificial, hard or heavy ground is very demanding on joints – even hacking can cause abnormal wear and tear, metal shoes increase concussion and confinements of stables increases pressure. Feeding a proven joint supplement can help to redress the balance and support healthy joints.

Chondroitin and Glucosamine are produced naturally by the body and aid in repair and maintenance of the joint tissue. Joint cartilage is not directly connected to any blood vessels so; all of the nutrients that the cartilage needs for good health have to be small enough to pass through cellular walls to benefit the joint tissue.
Cortaflex was formulated around the theory that small molecules are more likely to be absorbed through cellular walls. Therefore, Cortaflex contains the micro sized key active isolates of Chondroitin and Glucosamine, providing the body with both the building blocks and the stimulus for its own production of Chondroitin and Glucosamine.

Cortaflex and Hyaluronic Acid

Cortaflex is now fortified with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) for even greater benefit to the joints, particularly those that have experienced excessive wear and tear.
HA is a major component of synovial fluid, which is essential for providing the joints with lubrication and the cartilage with nutrients. HA has traditionally been derived from type II Collagen sourced from Rooster Comb, which has a high molecular weight of up to six million Daltons. This form of HA has been shown to be very effective when injected but is not considered to achieve a good rate of absorption when taking orally due to the large molecular size.
The Hyaluronic Acid used in Cortaflex is of vegetable origin and has a molecular weight of less than 50,000 Daltons. It is believed that this is more readily absorbed, providing Hyaluronic Acid to the joints in a non-invasive way.

Research - Clinical Evidence

Cortaflex has been clinically tested in a double blind study of equine tarsal joint movement. The rigorous trial was conducted by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, one of the leading equine research institutes in the world. Unlike the more subjective research approaches in the majority of equine trials, the study used the most advanced kinetic analysis techniques to objectively and accurately measure the horse’s gait. These techniques, based on video and force plates, unquestionably proved the effects of supplementation. The results were then presented by the author Dr Hilary Clayton BVMS, PhD, MRCVS, to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)) and published in the conference proceedings.

Additional Information

FEI/Jockey Club Legal? Yes

How long will it last? (average size

horse at maintenance rate)

Approximately one month (227g)

Approximately two months (454g)

Approximately four months (908g)

Approximately 16 months (3.6kg)

Approximately four months (4 litre)

Average cost per day? (Approx)

66p (227g)

57p (454g)

44p (908g)

37p (3.6kg)

69p (4 litre)

Suitable for use during pregnancy? Yes

Need help or advice? Contact us:

  • Landline: 01582 842096
  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm (Collections only)
  • Email: [email protected]

All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (40)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Equine America Cortaflex HA Regular Strength Solution for Horses, including answers from our team.

7 March 2018 at 4:46pm

EMS

Diane Pogson

  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Is this suitable for horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome please.

  • Veterinary Advisor

Yes, this supplement is fine for a horse with EMS. Often supplements like this do have a sugar base to make the supplement palatable. However the daily dose is such a small amount compared to the total food intake that its effect would be negligible.

27 October 2016 at 10:53am

Do you still need to use with oil?

Harriet Jones

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Before ordering Cortaflex I was looking into feeding my horse turmeric and read that it needs to be fed with oil to make it effective. Is it the same for Cortaflex or can it be used by itself?

  • Veterinary Advisor

Cortaflex is effective used on its own. The only thing I would suggest is if you are feeding the powder form then dampen the feed before you put it in so that the powder sticks to the feed and is eaten by your horse rather than it falling to the bottom of the feed bowl if left dry.

21 December 2015 at 11:10am

Cortaflex

Deborah Zanus-Fortes

  • VioVet customer since 2008
  • From: Cornwall, United Kingdom

my horse has arthritis in the pastern.Would this be helpful to regain movement.He is at present lame and has 2danilon a day..

  • Non-Executive Director

This is one of the many nutritional supplements marketed to help with joint problems in horses. None of them have very good, independent scientific evidence of providing significant benefit, though many people are convinced that they are very effective for their own animals. You will only find out by trying it for a while and seeing if it works for your horse. It should be completely safe to try this, but I would continue with the Danilon for a while. If in future things are going veery well, it might be possible to tail the Danilon off, though that cannot be guaranteed.

6 November 2015 at 12:23pm

Can the Equine Liquid be used for Dogs?

Gary Richards

  • VioVet customer since 2012
  • From: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Hi I have been trying the dog version veterinary strength on my 5 dogs and it seems to be making a difference. The dog version is almost £60 a month so quite an expense. Is there any reason i cannot use the Equine liquid version at a 5ml dose for my dogs as it comes in bigger amounts at a better price.
Thanks Gary

  • Non-Executive Director

The two versions have the same additives but in different amounts and some other ingredients are different. I am not sure how well dogs can deal with the equine version. It might in fact be safe and reasonably effective but it would be better to use the canine version.