IS YOUR HORSE IN PAIN? Lameness? Arthritis? Laminitis? Sore back? Stiff joints? Sore muscles?
Devil's Claw is Nature's ANALGESIC, and has been used for centuries for its ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, PAIN RELIEVING properties.
Unlike conventional medicines, such as Phenylbutazone which can be only given for short periods of time due to adverse side effects, DEVIL'S CLAW can be given for the longer term, providing much needed pain relief, particularly for horses with chronic conditions, such as arthritis.
Providing relief from pain will give your horse a better quality of life, and will give you peace of mind.
- 100% pure Devil's Claw root powder.
The Devil's Claw plant (Harpagophytum procumbens) is a native of South Africa, used for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. The active ingredient of Devil's Claw is harpagoside, found in the roots and tubers. Its effectiveness has been found to be comparable with that of cortisone and phenylbutazone. Animal studies suggest that Devil's Claw can help fight inflammation, whilst human trials have seen a reduction in pain, and improved function in people suffering with osteoarthritis and back and neck pain.
- Dose: 10-20g per day. Do not give to pregnant mares, or horses with suspected stomach ulcers.
A trial that compared a devil's claw formula with Bute was conducted in 20 horses with bone spavin. Ten horses were given Bute and ten were given the herbal formula. Horses were evaluated clinically by means of observation for gait asymmetry and irregularity on movement in a 6m circle, a flexion test, and xray confirmation within the previous 6 months. Each test was rated 0 (undetectable lameness) to 4 (maximum lameness), and a composite score (with a maximum score of 12 for serious lameness) was given at each examination. By day 120, the horses given Bute had a group score of 8.6, and those given the herbal formula had a score of 6; this was a statistically significant difference. Montaven S. Efficacy of a phytotherapeutic preparation based on Harpagophytum procumbens in case of bone spavin of adult horses. Prat. Vet Equine 1994
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