Maintaining proper joint health is an important factor in the longevity of a horse’s performance career. Synovial fluid is a clear, viscous fluid secreted by tissues and membranes in joint cavities. As a lubricant, synovial fluid reduces friction and allows joints to work optimally. The nutrient-rich synovial fluid is a vital component that fills the joint capsule to aid in smooth passage of one bone over another and to absorb shock from highimpact work. The demands of performance often leave joints without sufficient synovial fluid, sometimes as a result of cumulative wear and tear. Sodium hyaluronate is a glycosaminoglycan that is an important structural component of joint cartilage, and is responsible for the viscosity (thickness) of the synovial fluid. Supplementation with Synovate HA® helps to support joint health proactively. Researchers have identified differences in biological activities for HA of different molecular weights. HA with a high molecular weight (more than 500,000 daltons) has the greatest biological response.
KERx Synovate HA® is produced by the Kentucky Equine Research Center. This scientific organisation was founded in 1988 by Dr. Joe Pagan and is known worldwide as an independent consultant for feed manufacturers. As a result, all KER products are unique, progressive feeds based on formulas that take into account the scientifically proven nutritional needs of horses.
For maintenance, give 15 ml per 500-kg horse per day in feed or orally. For a loading or pre-competition level (optional), give 30 ml per 500-kg horse in feed or orally once a day for 7-10 days.
Container sizes: 946.4ml (64 servings) 3.8 litres (256 servings)
Sodium Hyaluronate, Distilled water
KER Targeted Nutrition is a brand of innovative equine health and nutrition supplements developed by Kentucky Equine Research, the leader in equine nutrition technology.
KER Targeted Nutrition features products developed for horses with special nutritional needs. The range of products addresses commonplace conditions like obesity and gastrointestinal health as well as complex problems like tying-up and bone demineralization. Backed by science and preferred by veterinarians, KER products are designed with one goal in mind: to optimize the health of your horse.
Kentucky Equine Research is an international equine nutrition, research and consultation company serving both the horse producer and the feed industry. Its goal is to advance the industry's knowledge of equine nutrition and exercise physiology and apply this knowledge to produce healthier, more athletic horses.
Founded in 1988, Kentucky Equine Research boasts a unique collection of nutritionists, veterinarians, researchers and horsemen that collaborate to investigate barriers to performance, develop solutions and provide education to the equine industry. Results from research trials conducted at Kentucky Equine Research's research farms in Kentucky and Florida, as well as advancements in equine nutrition from institutions around the world, form the basis for continued development of innovative solutions to the health and nutritional challenges inherent in the management of the modern equine.
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