Glucosamine for low ring bone diagnosis

I have an 18-year-old mare with low ring bone which was diagnosed many years ago. I am wondering if the glucosamine/chondroiten supplements would be of benefit for this condition. If so, ...I have an 18-year-old mare with low ring bone which was diagnosed many years ago. I am wondering if the glucosamine/chondroiten supplements would be of benefit for this condition. If so, ...

Story originally posted by: Dr. Michael Lowder, DVM, MSUniv. of GA School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lowder:

I have an 18-year-old mare with low ring bone which was diagnosed many years ago. I am wondering if the glucosamine/chondroiten supplements would be of benefit for this condition. If so, what kind would you recommend? (i.e., glucosamine or chondroiten, or a combination of both). Also, could you recommend a specific brand?

Thanks!
Lois

Lois,

I would try the glucosamine first and see how well it works. I can not recommend any brands (someone might get mad if I don’t mention their product).

Thanks,
Dr. Lowder