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The joint is one of the most discussed parts of the equine anatomy. Efforts to keep joints healthy, sound and functioning are at the forefront of the care and management of every horse. The health of each joint is necessary, and even one operating improperly can cause lameness and discomfort to the animal. There are many different ways to provide joint support. Often, the type of support chosen depends on whether the purpose is for prevention, maintenance or to support an existing joint problem, and whether the problem is acute or chronic in nature. Offering early joint support is usually with the goal of preventing or delaying a development of joint health concerns.

The five major contributors of joint disease are chronic inflammation, free radical damage, degradative enzyme activity, traumatic injury or overuse and simply the natural aging process. Specific joint-targeted nutraceutical ingredients can be used for all ages and life stages of horses, and are almost synonymous with athletic support supplements for competition horses as well as senior horse supplements. Ingredients offered in a joint supplement typically serve one or more of these purposes: to support normal inflammation, to help promote cartilage synthesis and other joint components, or to promote normal levels of certain enzymes that degrade joint tissue.

Maintaining healthy joints and preventing joint issues before they arise is a perpetual focus area for horse owners and veterinarians alike. For horses that are dealing with joint issues, significant and continual research provides options, including nutritional supplementation, to offer support, comfort and healing for horses and hope for the people that love them.

“So many things had to fit together for Sister to become the athlete that she is.  It is a blessing to care for one of the most exceptional horses to ever come through an alleyway.  As one of the greatest equine athletes in our sport, Sister deserves the best nutrition program available.  That is why we choose Platinum for her.  In order to keep Sister happy, healthy, and performing at the highest level, I stick to the supplements that can help us capitalize on our opportunities.”

Hailey Kinsel
4-time WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer and WNFR Arena Record Holder
Platinum Performance client since 2016

Joint health is the most common health concern among horse owners, and barrel horses put particular stress on joints from the chronic wear and tear of intense training, hauling and competition. We know that a healthy horse starts from within, and with Platinum Performance® CJ (Complete Joint) your horse receives the 3-in-1 benefits of a veterinary-developed formula that combines comprehensive equine wellness nutrients with premium joint and soft tissue support, maintaining whole body health from head to hoof and every aspect of joint health from cartilage to tendons to bones. Joint-supporting nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, MSM, cetyl myristoleate and ASU have been shown to support active joints, which can help keep performance horses moving, training and competing at their best. Popular with athletic horses, as well as performance prospects and senior horses, Platinum Performance® CJ is the only supplement of its kind.

Platinum Performance® CJ is a Platinum Colic Coverage® eligible formula, and is available in two delicious flavors: Original Apple and Natural Grass. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason, rely on Platinum’s 100% Client Satisfaction Guarantee, and simply contact us for a replacement or full refund. Recommended dosage for a 1,000 lb horse is 2 scoops daily. Ask your veterinarian if Platinum Performance® CJ is a good fit for your horse, or learn more by calling 800-553-2400 or go online to PlatinumPerformance.com. Platinum Performance®—It Starts Within.

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