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From Prevention to Post-Surgical Support

What to Recommend

  • Prevention

    Young, Sound Horses

    Eventually subjected to the rigors of riding, training and competition, young horses can benefit from joint supplementation in preparation for heavy use.

    We Recommend: Platinum Performance® Equine or Platinum Performance® CJ

  • Therapeutic Support

    Chronic or Acute Joint Concerns

    For patients dealing with arthritis or chronic or acute lameness, the right joint supplementation helps deliver the necessary building blocks for increased comfort and quality and rapidity of healing.

    We Recommend: Platinum Performance® CJ

  • Post-Surgical Support

    Rehabbing Joints & Soft Tissues

    After surgical intervention for a joint or soft tissue injury, providing a therapeutic level of support can help facilitate healing and provide the building blocks for a strong recovery.

    We Recommend: Platinum Performance® CJ & Osteon®

Recommending the Right Joint Formula

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    Advanced Joint Support

    Platinum Performance® CJ combines extensive support for foundational health with powerful joint-supporting ingredients like ASU and hyaluronic acid, “HA.” In most cases, Platinum Performance® CJ is the most appropriate joint support formula for performance horses, senior horses, horses experiencing chronic or acute lameness, and young, sound horses.

    Size (Servings) 10 lbs (58), 17.5 lbs (101), 25 lbs (145), 50 lbs (290), 135 lbs (785)

    Recommendations for use Administer 2 rounded scoops (156 g) daily; give 2 scoops at one daily feeding or give 1 scoop at two daily feedings.

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    Maintaining Healthy Joints

    Platinum Performance® Equine impacts all areas of the horse’s health, including oxidative stress. It can help maintain healthy joints, or for a higher level of support, this formula can be combined with one of our Ortho-Chon® formulas.

    Size (Servings) 10 lbs (69), 17.5 lbs (120), 25 lbs (171), 25 lb bag (171), 50 lbs (343), 135 lbs (927).

    Recommendations for use Administer 2 level scoops (132 g) daily; give 2 scoops at one daily feeding or give 1 scoop at two daily feedings.

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“Nutrition is the foundation of all of these problems… and their solutions, especially in a performance athlete.”
— Carter Judy, DVM, DACVS

Protocols for Joint & Soft Tissue Support

Condition Protocol
Joint Maintenance Administer 1 scoop of Platinum Performance® CJ or Platinum Performance® Equine BID.
Chronic and Acute Joint Concerns Administer 1-2 scoops of Platinum Performance® CJ and 1/2 scoop of Platinum Longevity® powder or 5cc of Platinum Longevity® paste BID.
Soft Tissue Rehabilitation Administer 1-2 scoops of Platinum Performance® CJ and 1 scoop of Osteon® BID during the post-injury and rehabilitation phase of healing.

*Platinum Performance® Equine, Platinum Performance® CJ or Platinum Performance® GI are each appropriate choices.

5 Contributors to Joint Concerns

Nutritional Support

  • Inflammation
    Omega-3 FAs, glucosamine, avocado/ soy unsaponifiables (ASU), cetyl myristoleate, antioxidants and botanical compounds, such as Boswellia.

  • Excessive Free Radicals
    Antioxidants help offset the damaging effects of free radicals, and hyaluronic acid helps maintain synovial fluid viscosity and joint function.

  • Degradative Enzymes
    Omega-3 fatty acids can help decrease the expression of degradative enzymes, and glucosamine is a building block for cartilage components.

  • Injury or Overuse
    Silicon for strength of bone and soft tissues, ASU supports cartilage and MSM provides sulfur, key for cartilage and connective tissues.

  • Natural Aging Process
    Omega-3 fatty acids support healthy levels of inflammation, and antioxidants help offset the effects of free radicals.

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    Joint Support Formula for Horses in Competition

    Ortho-Chon® II is a joint formula recommended for horses in competition. Ortho-Chon® II helps support the structural integrity of the joint and connective tissue by providing glucosamine sulfate, MSM and specific herbs and antioxidants to help maintain healthy cartilage.

    Size (Servings) 1.3 lbs (55), 4 lbs (169), 10 lbs (423), 35 lbs (1,483)

    Recommendations for use 1 scoop (10,700 mg) twice daily.

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    Joint Support Formula with Hyaluronic Acid for Horses in Competition

    in competition. Ortho-Chon® II HA supports healthy joints and also helps maintain the synovial fluid that lubricates the joints.

    Size (Servings) 1.3 lbs (55), 4 lbs (169), 10 lbs (423), 35 lbs (1,483)

    Recommendations for use 1 scoop (10,700 mg) twice daily.

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    Helps Support Normal Inflammatory Response

    Platinum Comfort contains two botanical extracts that may help ease a horse’s aches or discomfort associated with daily exercise and activity. Platinum Comfort should be used with a source of omega-3 fatty acids, such as Platinum Performance® Equine.

    Size (Servings) .25 lb (21), .5 lb (42), 1 lb (84)

    Recommendations for use 1 level scoop (5,400 mg) twice daily.**

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**Do not administer to pregnant or lactating mares.
***Discontinue at least seven days before competition.