It's never too soon with Equine America Cortaflex HA Regular Strength
Solution 1Ltr! Fortified with Hyaluronic Acid, Cortaflex® solution
economically and effectively supports and maintains healthy joints for
each and every horse and pony throughout their life. Combined with
Better Bones, Cortaflex® Solution will ensure a sound joint and bone
structure for both young and old animals.
Introduction – Wear and tear to the joints is a normal function
and will occur naturally with age, but our domestication of the horse
has increased the stresses on the joints resulting in joint related
diseases being the biggest cause of lameness and the most common reason
for a horse to come out of work. Constant pounding on artificial, hard
or heavy ground is very demanding on joints – even hacking can cause
abnormal wear and tear, metal shoes increase concussion and confinements
of stables increases pressure. Feeding a proven joint supplement can
help to redress the balance and support healthy joints.
Chondroitin and Glucosamine are produced naturally by the body and aid
in repair and maintenance of the joint tissue. Joint cartilage is not
directly connected to any blood vessels so, all of the nutrients that
the cartilage needs for good health have to be small enough to pass
through cellular walls to benefit the joint tissue.
Cortaflex was formulated around the theory that smaller molecules are
more likely to be absorbed through celluar walls than larger ones.
Therefore, Cortaflex contains the microsized key active isolates of
Chondroitin and Glucosamine, providing the body with both the building
blocks and the stimulus for its own production of Chondroitin and
Cortaflex and Hyaluronic Acid – Cortaflex is now fortified with
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) for even greater benefit to the joints,
particularly those that have experienced excessive wear and tear.
HA is a major component of synovial fluid, which is essential for
providing the joints with lubrication and the cartilage with nutrients.
HA has traditionally been derived from type II Collagen sourced from
Rooster Comb, which has a high molecular weight of up to six million
Daltons. This form of HA has been shown to be very effective when
injected but is not considered to achieve a good rate of absorption when
taking orally due to the large molecular size.
The Hyaluronic Acid used in Cortaflex is of vegetable origin and has a
molecular weight of less then 50,000 Daltons. It is believed that this
is more readily absorbed, providing Hyaluronic Acid to the joints in a
Research – Clinical Evidence – Cortaflex is the only equine joint
supplement to have been clinically proven in a double blind study of
equine tarsal joint movement. The rigorous trial was conducted by the
College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, one of the
leading equine research institutes in the world.
Unlike the more subjective research approaches in the majority of equine
trials, the study used the most advanced kinetic analysis techniques to
objectively and accurately measure the horse’s gait. These techniques,
based on video and force plates, unquestionably proved the effects of
supplementation. The results were then presented by the author Dr Hilary
Clayton BVMS, PhD, MRCVS, to the American Association of Equine
Practitioners (AAEP)) and published in the conference proceedings.
Feeding Directions: For an average 500 kg horse feed 30 ml daily.
Feed according to body weight, less for smaller horses and ponies, more
for larger breeds.
Protein – less than 1%
Oils & Fats – less than 1%
Fibre – less than 1%
Ash – less than 1%
Amino acids are produced by hydrolysis of proteins
Complementary Feeding Stuff for Horses
A dietary supplement for the maintenance of healthy joints
Ingredients: Water, Dextrose, Isolated Soy Protein,
Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU), Glycine, Glutamine, Proline,
Glucuronic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Chondroitin Sulphate, Xanthan Gum,
Hyaluronic Acid, Ammonium Propionate (preservative), Monosilic Acid,
Aspartic Acid, Arginine, Manganese Sulphate, Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin
B6), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sulphur, Histidine, Alanine, Serine,
Valine, Isoleucine, Copper Sulphate 5 mg/kg (added).
This feed material contains protein derived from mammalian tissue the
feeding of which to ruminants is prohibited.