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May 8, 2014


Equine Joint Supplement

by DePaolo Equine Concepts

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a normal component of the synovial fluid and joint cartilage. Hyaluronic Acid holds more water than any other natural substance, thus bringing moisture to the joint and supporting hydration and lubrication.

Joint pain in older horses

As animals age, the body produces lesser amounts of Hyaluronic Acid and it becomes more difficult to replenish. The body’s natural store of HA may become degraded or destroyed. The joints may become stiff and movement painful. Hyaluronic Acid promotes an increase in the viscosity of synovial fluid which can lubricate and cushion the joints.

Hyaluronic Acid treatment options

Hyaluronic Acid was first injected directly into the joint and although it offers intense joint lubrication, it may be very invasive to the joint capsule. There is always a risk of infection in the joint when injecting directly into the body.

Intravenous Hyaluronic Acid is also on the market. This method carries the HA through bloodstream to the joint. It is by prescription only and should be administered by your veterinarian. The IV form of Hyaluronic Acid offers short term relief and your horse may run the risk of infection at the injection site.

Oral Hyaluronic Acid is the newest form of HA on the market and when found in pure form, at an actual equine dose, it may demonstrate dramatic improvement in horse’s with joint pain. Arthritis, joint stiffness, swelling and overall joint discomfort can decrease with the addition of oral HA to your horse’s diet.

Which Hyaluronic Acid Supplement Is Best?

An oral Hyaluronic Acid supplement that is formulated with a low Dalton weight is preferable, to cross the cell membranes in the digestive tract to be absorbed by the body. A good quality and high dose of oral HA may also reduce the need for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). HyalONE™, distributed by DePaolo Equine Concepts, was created by a veterinarian to provide an actual horse dose of HA to increase mobility and optimal performance.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. May 9 2014

    Reblogged this on Delmarva Hay and Feed and commented:
    Love the presentation of this supplement…what do you think?? Would you consider using this for your performance horses?

  2. Jul 29 2014

    I’m not sure if you know or not, but I figured I’d ask. I’ve seen a lot of supplements “containing” hyaluronic acid, but I’ve always wondered if there is a generic product that is just HA? Not sure if you know, but thank you!

    • There are products on the market containing HA and products that are only HA. Our product, HyalONE is only HA along with water and hydroxyethlcellulose as the carrier. The important thing to be aware of when choosing a hyaluronic acid supplement for your horse is to the dose. Ours has an actual equine dose of 250 mg/dose where most do not.


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