CONDITION: Joint Disease
"Having him on Rose-Hip Vital is an easy addition to his diet"
I have had both my OTTB eventers on Rose-Hip Vital since October last year. In October, after 6 weeks of acute lameness, my 12 year old gelding Lantief was x-rayed and diagnosed with mild degenerative joint disease. On vet advice, I started him on Rose-Hip Vital and made changes to his shoeing to give him the best chance of continuing as an eventer. Since then he has successfully competed in 3 one-star level events and continues to be healthy and sound.
My second horse, Magic, retired from racing as a 6 year old in May 2012. The vet had advised he be retired due to x-rays showing signs of degenerative change in the fetlocks. He retired sound, but the vet believed that should he continue to race, he would be unsuccessful and highly likely to suffer further trauma to the joints, leading to injury, potentially permanently. Magic was started on Rose-Hip Vital in October 2012 and has been on them since. He is going very well and adapting quickly to life as an eventer. He has completed his first two intro level events, and showing promise in his ability in the dressage and jumping phases. He does have swelling on his fetlocks, but doesn’t show any signs of being impaired or in pain from it, but I like the idea of having him on a natural product like Rose-Hip Vital to give him the best opportunity to both prevent (or address any existing) cartilage damage in his joints. I have high hopes for his future as an eventer, so giving him the best opportunity to stay healthy and sound is of utmost importance to me, and having him on Rose-Hip Vital is an easy addition to his diet.