Synequin ® Synequin

Synequin ®

SYNEQUIN® is a complementary feed for horses which helps maintain healthy joint mobility.

For over 25 years, VetPlus has pioneered the development of veterinary nutraceuticals. SYNEQUIN® is easy to administer with the choice of a 1kg tub or box of 100 10g sachets.

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What Can Lead to Poor Joint Health?

No matter what your horses’ activities are, their joints are very important for their daily quality of life, let alone athletic abilities. Horses’ joints can be affected by:

Age

Age related changes in joint structure

Injuries

Traumatic injury can lead to issues with movement

Repeated Use

The over-use of joints has the potential to cause damage

Development

Any abnormalities could cause damage to your horse’s joints or cartilage

Overweight

Excessive weight can prove stressful on joints

Signs of Joint Discomfort

Your horse cannot tell you if they have discomfort within their joints. Some signs might be obvious, but others are more subtle:

  • Stiffness
  • Lameness
  • Reluctance to exercise as normal
  • Behavioural abnormalities
  • Altered performance

Why Should I See My Vet?

At VetPlus we believe vets are best placed to advise on the right course of action for your pet.

The structure of joints and cartilage provides the body with a natural flexibility and shock-absorbing mechanism to cope with daily activity. These joints are extremely complex and equine joints are often subjected to abnormal pressures because of the work they do. Your vet will be able to perform checks to ensure the health of your horse’s joints.

A variety of factors including age, injury, repeated use and development abnormalities could cause damage to joints and cartilage. Speak to your vet for advice on which of these is causing the problem for your horse and ask for advice on what else may help.

Next Steps

Our products are only available through veterinary practices. To find your closest vet practice stockist, please visit our Vet Search page.

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Feeding Guidelines

SYNEQUIN® is available in either sachets or a tub to provide a convenient choice for the busy horse owner. SYNEQUIN® requires an initial loading program followed by a transition phase.

Phase of treatment <500kg bodyweight g/day <500kg bodyweight Scoops/sachets
Loading (Day 1-35) 20 2
Transition (Day 36-60) 10 1
Maintenance (Day 61 onwards- alternate day dosing) 10 1
Phase of treatment >500kg bodyweight >500kg bodyweight >500kg bodyweight Scoops/sachets
Loading (Day 1-35) 30 3
Transition (Day 36-60) 15 1.4
Maintenance (Day 61 onwards- alternate day dosing) 10 1

Support

Contact the vet you purchased Synequin from for guidance on the use of Synequin for your horse. They’ll be able to provide specialised advice due to the records they keep. If you are unable to get the information you need from your vet, or if you bought Synequin elsewhere, please contact us for assistance.

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