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Synequin ®

Synequin is a complementary feed that promotes healthy cartilage and supports your horses joint functions.

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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 related changes in joint structure


Traumatic injury can lead to issues with movement

Repeated Use

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


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


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

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What Else Can I Do?

There are many ways equine joint problems can be managed. Your vet will advise you, but you may want to consider:

  • Providing a balanced diet
  • Rest as necessary
  • Hot/cold treatments
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy

Feeding Guidelines

Synequin is available in either sachets or a tub to provide a convenient choice for the busy horse owner. Refer to the product packaging or follow your vets instructions for guidance on feeding your horse.

Synequin requires an initial loading program.


Synequin is a unique combination of:

  • Chondroitin sulphate – a key nutrient for healthy cartilage and joint fluid
  • Glucosamine hydrochloride – one of the basic building blocks for cartilage and joint fluid
  • N-acetyl D-glucosamine – facilitates the action of glucosamine
  • Zinc – important in the metabolism of cartilage and bone
  • Vitamin C – a water soluble antioxidant vitamin

All of our products are manufactured in Lytham, Lancashire to GMP Standard. To find out more about our manufacturing facility, click here.


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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