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Joint Health - A Nutritional Perspective

Joint Health - A Nutritional Perspective

Joints, like all tissues in the body, rely on nutrients for maintenance and repair. The horse's body prioritizes its use of nutrients, first supporting vital organs - heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and brain - then giving what nutrients are left over to the rest of the anatomy. It is vitally important that the horse's diet includes sufficient nutrients to make it all the way to the organs at the end of the body's hierarchy, the joints. Supplementing for joint health without first establishing a nutritional foundation is a waste of effort and money.

Book Highlights:

  • Differentiating between joint supplements

  • Role of vitamin C, omega 3s and quality protein

  • Whole foods and herbal treatments

  • Curcumin and its benefits

  • Anatomy of joint and joint injections

Before you order, please note:

  • Unsure of the net hole size for your grazing animals? Please refer to our online Net Guide. If you still are not sure about sizing, please  Contact Us directly. 
  • We highly recommend all grazing animals to be introduced to nets with loose hay feedings for the first few days (up 7 days). Remember, this process should be practiced every time you re-introduce nets.
  • Many customers do not use their hay nets all year round. When re-introducing the NAG Bag nets, we recommend feeding loose hay alongside the net for the first couple of days. When you see your grazing animals leaving the loose hay, you know the net has been properly accepted. 
  • All NAG Bags do not need to be filled to their total capacity. NAG Bags can also be fed loose on the ground with ease with no shod or horned animals.
  • Remember that starving an animal out with only a flake of hay in the AM and PM will not help them lose weight! It only causes stress, ulcers and may cause other habits with this feeding practice. It’s the hay that may need to be corrected; we recommend hay testing. You will see many changes physically and emotionally when feeding correctly. For more information on this topic, check out our resources. 
  • Disclaimer: We do not recommend using nets with horned animals, horses with blankets or non-breakaway halters. Nets may be used with shod horses but must be used in a feeder, tub or hung high. NAG Bag nets may be used with blankets as long as the buckles are covered. 

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