Longvida® for Equine Osteoarthritis

The results of a recent two-period crossover study performed at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and presented at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), suggests that Longvida® may help to reduce pain and alleviate lameness in horses with osteoarthritis (OA).

The study sought to evaluate the effects of an oral herbal supplement containing Longvida® Optimized Curcumin on lameness and joint pain in horses with OA. A gastroscopy observation was also performed to observe the supplement’s effects on stomach health.

The study evaluated six thoroughbred horses with naturally occurring OA. Test subjects either received grain (control) or grain top-dressed with the herbal supplement once per day for thirty days. Researchers collected lameness data on Day 0, Day 15, and Day 30 of the study, blood sample data on Day 1 and Day 14, and gastroscopy data on Day 0 and Day 31.

It was concluded that the herbal supplement was safe when fed to horses, reducing pain on palpation and improving weight-bearing in lame legs after 30 days of feeding in Longvida® treated horses. No adverse responses were noted. Stomach health was also maintained throughout the treatment process. A copy of the poster is available in the Longvida® download area to all registered users.

For more information about Longvida® Optimized Curcumin, please visit our dedicated page.