A small-scale preliminary study suggests that a natural fatty acid compound called palmitoylethanolamide (PEA-um) can help ease pain associated with joint disease in horses.
Just as your own joints may ache more in the winter, older, arthritic horses feel the cold more than their younger herdmates. But you can help keep them comfortable.
Fall is the time make a plan to help your horse cope with the challenges of the coming cold weather.
Medication, specialized farriery care and/or surgery help many horses with this type of arthritis remain sound and healthy for years.