• Vetpro 3 Horses Flex-Equine Plus is a nutriceutical (100% natural) supplement formulated for feeding to horses with impaired joint function. It helps to maintain cartilage elasticity and aids in the repair of damaged cartilage. It is an improved development of Flex Equine as it also contains Undenatured Collagen Type ll, which has been scientifically proven to increase the already established benefits of our formula with Glucosamine, mixed Glycosaminoglycans (Chondroitin), Manganese Ascorbate, Copper Chelate, Zinc Chelate and Gelatin. Joint Soreness - Trauma or Age? In fact it can develop from trauma, direct or from the concussive effects of the legs striking on hard surfaces, or from age i.e. degenerative loss of cartilage quality. The resulting osteoarthritis is similar in humans and horses. Joint pain can affect horses of all ages as confirmation defects, work on hard or uneven surfaces can be detrimental at any age. While anti-inflammatory drugs can relieve pain and reduce inflammation, it has been scientifically proven that drug free Nutriceuticals containing key ingredients at the right levels can in fact assist cartilage quality and so help relieve the prevalent condition. The role of the Actives: Glucosamine - Chondroitin - Coolagen Type II - Gelatin - Zinc and Copper Glucosamine is the major structural component of the principle Glycosaminoglycan (GAG) in cartilage. It is the GAGs that maintain the high water content of cartilage and hence its ability to resist the compressive forces during weight bearing. When the joints need more Glucosamine, as suggestive age or working damage, resulting finally in degenerative joint disease, the body is unable to speed up production because it is set at a fixed rate, therefore a supplementary form of Glucosamine is beneficial. Scientific studies have shown that 10-12,000 mg daily is required for effective repair, and that the body is able to absorb the Glucosamine and use it directly in the joints to repair and maintain the cartilage. The mixed Glycosaminoglycans (GAGS) include Chondroitin Sulphate and Keratin Sulphate. Both these are used in the cartilage repair process. The Manganese Ascorbate is necessary for the conversion of the Glucosamine to GAGs to occur. Note Glucosamine alone is not effective - it needs to be in a formulation that ensures the required dose is not absorbed by the liver, but reaches the cartilage. Science has also shown that the combination of Glucosamine and Chondroitin provides a more effective response than either actives alone. Undenatured Collagen Type ll is a new discovery that was determined to be effective in relieving osteoarthritis in humans but has now been independently scientifically tested on horses and showed remarkable positive responses. Flex Equine Plus contains 555mg – higher than the 450mg shown to be effective in the science trials. Copper and Zinc are important trace elements that are essential for cartilage repair and maintenance. 3 Horses Flex-Equine Plus uses these minerals in the latest chelated form (glycinated) which means they are absorbed quickly and efficiently from the gut. The gelatin in the formula includes high levels of Glycine and Proline, both of which are important components of collagen, the protein found in the cartilage matrix and again science has shown that gelatin improves the homeostasis of those amino acids required for cartilage synthesis. Vetpro Flex Equine Plus contains the recommended amounts of the actives to be effective in improving joint elasticity and joint repairs. It puts the spring back into the horse and can assist to prolong the competitive life of the horse. Read more about joint damage, deterioration, arthritis and DJD here...
    Per 30 gm dose: Glucosamine Sulphate 12g Undenatured Type ll Collagen 555mg Mixed Glycosaminoglycans 1.8gm Manganese Ascorbate 3.6mg Copper Chelate 13.4mg Zinc Chelate 25.9mg Gelatin 15.2gm
    Loading Dose (first 4-6 weeks) Maintenance Dose: Horses (450-500kg) 26-30gm Horses 13-15gm Ponies (225-350kg) 13-20gm Ponies 7.5-10gm
    Therapeutic efficacy of undenatured type-II collagen (UC-II) in comparison to glucosamine and chondroitin in arthritic horses. Gupta RC, Canerdy TD, Skaggs P, Stocker A, Zyrkowski G, Burke R, Wegford K, Goad JT, Rohde K, Barnett D, DeWees W, Bagchi M, Bagchi D. Relation of collagen synthesis to chondroitin sulfate synthesis in cartilage Bohumila Rokosová-Čmuchalová, J. Peter Bentley The Effect of Glucosamine and Chondroitin on Stressed Equine Cartilage Explants. R.S.A Harlan MS, R.C.A Haut PhD, M.W.A. Orth PhD Effects of Chondroitin and Glucosamine Sulfate in a Dietary Bar Formulation on Inflammation,0 Interleukin-1CEB2, Matrix Metalloprotease-9, and Cartilage Damage in Arthritis. M. Chou*,Nathalie Vergnolle ,Jason 0 J. McDougall,John L. Wallace,Stephanie Marty,Val Teskey and AndreG. Buret. Effects of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulphate, alone and in combination, on normal and interleukin-1 conditioned equine articular cartilage explant metabolism. Dechant JE, Baxter GM, Frisbie DD, Trotter GW, McIlwraith CW Mixtures of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate reverse fibronectin fragment mediated damage to cartilage more effectively than either agent alone Homandberg GA, Guo D, Ray LM, Ding L Effects of Oral Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfates Supplementation on Frequency of Intra-articular Therapy of the Horse Tarsus Martha R. Rodgers, VMD Role of glucosamine in the treatment for osteoarthritis Jean-Yves Reginster • Audrey Neuprez •Marie-Paule Lecart • Nathalie Sarlet •Olivier Bruyere Study of gelatin supplemented diet on amino acid homeostasis in the horse. M. Coenen, K. Appelt, A. Niemeyer,I. Vervuert EFSA Journal 2010;8(10):1808 Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to manganese contribution to normal formation of connective tissue (ID 404) Contribution to normal formation of connective tissue Studies on the Role of Manganese in Bone Formation R. M. Leach, JR. Andanna-marie Muenster
  • Nasal-Eze is an effective product for horses showing  upper respiratory tract problems. It is a 100% natural product and contains Menthol and four volatile oils in an anhydrous base. The Menthol gives a cooling sensation to irritated nasal membranes and also helps clear the airways and bronchial passages. Eucalyptus Oil is a useful expectorant, increasing the amount of respiratory secretions. Tee Tree Oil properties are well known. It is able to maintain its activity in the presence of nasal secretions. It also has a soothing action on the nasal membranes. Oil of Thyme contains Thymol known for its influence on spores. Pine Oil possesses mild antiseptic properties. These oils are formulated in a non-irritant anhydrous base that makes application to the inner nostril, easy and safe. A liberal amount should be applied twice daily to the base of each nostril. It is also useful to reduce the possibility of transfer whenever horses are exposed to other horses that have respiratory infections. It should be used before transportation and anytime a horse is exposed to dusty or spore condition.
    3 Horses Nasal-Eze is available in 250gm and 500gm sizes.
    Apply liberally to the base of each nostril, Before and after exercise Before transportation Any time the horse may be exposed to other horses, dust or spores
  • 3 Horses Virex is a 100% natural therapeutic product for horses to aid in the relief of symptoms associated with viral respiratory infections. Viral respiratory infections are extremely common in horses. They are a major cause of respiratory disease and poor performance. They cause irritation and inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tract, leading to the symptoms of nasal discharge, persistent cough and louder than normal respiration during exercise (‘thick winded'). Early recognition and treatment is important to ensure a fast, uncomplicated recovery. Two important parts of the treatment program are the avoidance of stress (which means keeping the horse rested and warm) and the alleviation of the symptoms. 3 Horses Virex works in three ways:
    • By reducing the viscosity of the mucus that block the airways.
    • As an expectorant.
    • By soothing and relieving the respiratory tracts.
    The Liquorice Extract contains Glycyrrhetinic Acid, soothing the airways and thereby reducing the frequency and intensity of coughing. Potassium Iodide and Anise Oil are both good expectorants, while Ammonium Chloride breaks the thick mucus secretions down, allowing them to flow up the 'respiratory tree' and out the nostrils. 3 Horses Virex can also be used when other factors such as dust, allergies or bacterial infections produce irritation of the respiratory tract. 3 Horses Virex contains no prohibited substances so it can be used before and during competition. It is palatable and easy to administer via an oral dosing syringe. Continue for 10-12 days or until horse shows signs of recovery. If the condition persists consult a veterinarian.
    Ammonium Chloride 18.5% Potassium Iodide 6% Liquorice Extract 5% Anise Oil 1.5%
    0.1mL per Kg LWT Adult Horse - 60mLs twice daily Yearlings - 40mLs twice daily Weanlings - 20mLs twice daily For maximum relief use with 3 Horses Nasal-Eze
    Available in 1 litre size only.