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Equine America Glucosamine Plus

  • 12,000 Plus MSM + HA » 900g Tub £14.39


Equine America Glucosamine Plus is a beneficial supplement that can be added regularly to your horse's daily feed for the healthy function of joints and the protection of cartilage. Glucosamine is commonly known for its osteoarthritic preventative properties, helping to restore joint function and keep your horse supple and active.

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

NOTE: "Glucosamine 12,000 plus MSM & HA" is replacing "Glucosamine 10,000 plus MSM, Turmeric & HA"

Contains 10,000 mg of 99% pure Glucosamine Sulphate plus 1650mg of MSM per 30 gram loading serving. Feed 30 grams for 30 days and then maintain on 15 grams.

Now with added turmeric - Turmeric contains bioactive compounds which have been shown to have strong medicinal benefits. It has been linked with having anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects, it is thought to help reduce the effects of arthritis and increase mobility

Additional Information

FEI/Jockey Club Legal? Yes

How long will it last? (average size

horse at maintenance rate)

Approximately two months
Average cost per day? (Approx) 24p
Suitable for use during pregnancy? Yes

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Questions & Answers for Equine America Glucosamine Plus

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Any good for foal with upward fixation of patella

9th Aug 2016

Would this product help my orphan foal with upward fixation of the patella (stifle lock ) due to loose tendons he's 4 months ??? Desperate for any help !

  • Veterinary Surgeon

Locking stifles are not uncommon in young horses. Most often it is due to weak quadriceps muscles. Some horses will grow out of it as they get older and stronger. Others require strengthening of the muscles around the stifle by walking up hills and over poles etc. Occasionally surgery is required. You should control any pain or associated swelling with non-steroidals (metacam would be best in a foal). The stifle joint is not likely to suffer too much damage but feeding a joint supplement such as Equine America won't do any harm and could help maintain a healthy joint surface. However it will not do anything to cure or prevent the locking stifle.

Feeding Rate

22nd Apr 2016
  • VioVet Customer Since: March 2015
  • From: , United Kingdom

Hi there

Is this safe to feed t the loading rate permanently?

Many thanks.


John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Yes this can be done. Normally the amount of extra benefit you might get does not warrant the extra cost, so the reduced dose is done more for financial reasons. It is safe to continue with the loading dose life-long if it is helping.

Is this a vegetarian product?

25th Feb 2016
Helen Baker
  • VioVet Customer Since: June 2015
  • From: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Can you tell me if the ingredients are derived from animal sources please or is this vegetarian?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

The company does not state where the glucosamine comes from, but it is very unlikely to be vegetarian. That would make it more difficult to extract and make into the finished product and they would almost certainly state it was vegetarian as a sales promotion if indeed that were the case. Usually it comes from shellfish and the like.

Glucosamine Plus with MSM ASU HA for Horses

11th Aug 2015
kitty fried

1) Is the Glucosamine: glucosamine hydrochloride or glucosamine sulphate please?
2) What is the purity value of the glucosamine?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Glucosamine sulphate is used in this product. The purity value is not stated. Given that this is such a well known brand I would expect the purity to be high, though it might well vary slightly from batch to batch.

Is this suitable for pregnant mares?

5th May 2015
Robyn Gatenby

My mare has been on this over winter and is great, has arthritus in her shoulder when stables/cold weather
She has been lined so will have a foal april 16, is this product suitable for pregnancy, full term? if not, what is?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

There is no reason to stop using this product during late pregnancy or while lactating after foaling. You can continue to give it.

Glucosamine 5,000 reduced from 10,000

3rd Dec 2014
Susan Symonds

I see that for manufacturing reasons the glucosamine 10,000 has been reduced to 5,000. Is this really as effective? My 20 and 25 year old horses are currently on the higher dose.

Richard Spratley
  • Web Developer

The manufacturers have advised that those previously using the Glucosamine 10,000 product for joint health maintenance in leisure horses should be able to switch to Glucosamine 5,000 at the recommended dose and see no decline in performance.


16th Nov 2014

Can you advise how much to feed a 400kg cob. Trying to work out how long the tub would last.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

At a standard dose rate (30g per day) one tub will last one month.

Spooky horse

17th Aug 2014
Tracey Cook
  • VioVet Customer Since: May 2014
  • From: Essex, United Kingdom

My horse has been on this supplement now for about one month and I have noticed she is very jumpy and very alert about her surroundings. Could the MSM element be spooking her?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

I would not have expected this supplement to have this effect, but the only way to know is to stop and start it again and see if that has a predictable effect. Any ingredient of the product could potentially be affecting him that way, not just the MSM

Do I need this supplant as well as senior pink powder?

19th Feb 2014
Jenny Nokes
  • VioVet Customer Since: November 2012
  • From: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

I'm feeding my mare on this supplement as I believe she's in the early stages of arthritis in her hock. However, I've just bought the senior pink powder that has glucosamine & msm in it - do I need to feed the separate supplement with them in too? I know the levels aren't as high in the pink powder but don't want to overdose her or be giving her unnecessary supplements!!

Many thanks

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

The correct amount to give of these products is not entirely clear, but certainly when you first start with glucosamine, a full dose is recommended. After a few weeks, a lower dose is often regarded as perfectly acceptable, so the Pink Powder should probably be adequate alone. You are unlikely ever to cause trouble over-dosing with these types of supplement, you just tend not to get any extra benefit from giving extra (and it costs more!).