Glucosamine for Horses Joints


Glucosamine for Horses

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Glucosamine Dosage for Horses

Last updated: September 1, 2010

Glucosamine dosage for horses can be as simple as a formula based on your horse's weight. We have included dosage for RJX, but also, we have included recommended dosage for isolated dosing of glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and MSM. Be sure to check your product for the guaranteed analysis of glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM per dose before giving the supplement to your horse. If your product has other ingredients, follow the instructions on the label.

If you're using our recommended joint supplement for horses, RJX™ for Horses, follow the table below:
(Note: this dosage is only for horses with arthritis, injury and/or joint pain)

RJX for Horses Dosage Guide

For horses with joint pain, arthritis or other joint conditions

A horse with joint pain or a horse with arthritis will have higher requirements for joint support nutrients. We choose RJX for Horses for its high values of glucosamine, chondroitin & MSM. These three ingredients used together have shown to result in maximum relief and repair for horse arthritis and horse joint pain. If your horse is younger or not experiencing joint pain, we recommend lower doses of these ingredients.

Horse's Weight Amount of RJX™ for Horses
Under 900 lbs 1 Tablespoon (1/2 oz)
900 lbs - 1,200 lbs 2 Tablespoons (1 oz)
Over 1,200 lbs 3 Tablespoodn (1-1/2 oz)

We Recommend:

glucosamine for horses

RJX for Horses
Equine Joint Supplement by Nusentia


Tips for Better Mobility in Horses:

  1. Help provide regular, lite exercise.
  2. Keep stable area dry, and clean.
  3. Don't overfeed; control your horse's weight.
  4. Provide an equine joint supplement, such as, RJX.


Glucosamine Sulfate Dosage Guide for Horses

Dosage of Glucosamine for Horses with Arthritis or Joint Pain:

Joint pain in horses can be caused by a decreased amount of synovial fluid around the joints. For a horse with joint pain or a horse with arthritis, follow the guide below for dosing glucosamine alone. We recommend glucosamine sulfate over other types of glucosamine:

Horse's Weight Amount of Glucosamine
Under 900 lbs 2500 mg
900 lbs - 1,200 lbs 5000 mg
Over 1,200 lbs 7500 mg


Chondroitin Sulfate Dosage Guide

Dosage of Chondroitin for Horses with Arthritis, Joint Pain or Cartilage degeneration:

Joint pain in horses can be caused by a degeneration of the joint cartilage. Chondroitin attracts key nutrients to the cartilage for better joint health. Follow the guide below for chondroitin dosage:

Horse's Weight Amount of Chondroitin
Under 900 lbs 500 mg
900 lbs - 1,200 lbs 1000 mg
Over 1,200 lbs 1500 mg


Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) Dosage Guide

Dosage of MSM for Horses with Arthritis or Pain from Inflammation

Joint pain in horses can be caused by inflammation around the joint area. Horse arthritis is also a cause of painful inflammation. MSM, a natural substance, has been found to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties in horses. Follow the guide below for MSM dosage for horses with inflammation from arthritis or joint injury:

Horse's Weight Amount of MSM
Under 900 lbs 2500 mg
900 lbs - 1,200 lbs 5000 mg
Over 1,200 lbs 7500 mg
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