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Pain Relief For Your Horse

Unlocking the Power of Nature: Devil's Claw, MSM, and Glucosamine

While you can buy paracetamol for your infant at the local supermarket, it can be very difficult to access pain relief for your horse without a veterinary consult. 

There are natural remedies that have proven, powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects and we combine them in Sound Advice Relief Mix.

The Benefits of Natural Supplements

Devil’s Claw:

Devil’s Claw is a plant native to South Africa and is known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

It contains plant compounds called iridoid glycosides, particularly harpagoside, which have demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects.

It’s used as an alternative treatment for arthritis and pain, and to reduce inflammation.

It’s also been suggested that Devil’s Claw can ward off cell-damaging effects of unstable molecules called free radicals.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane):

MSM is a naturally occurring form of sulfur. 

It’s used to support joint comfort in ageing horses and performance horses.

MSM has been shown to decrease exercise-induced inflammation, which may support recovery and improved performance.

It helps with pain relief (analgesic effect) in heavily worked horses and can improve their comfort.


Glucosamine is a natural compound found in cartilage and is used to treat osteoarthritis.

It’s known to reduce inflammation, ease joint pain, and enhance joint mobility.

Glucosamine supports the body’s natural ability to repair damaged cartilage.

It’s also been suggested that glucosamine can slow the progression of arthritis by preventing cartilage degradation.

Sound Advice Relief Mix is such a handy supplement to have on-hand. Keep it at the ready for emergencies. You can use it intermittently after exertion, to address swelling or other temporary lameness, but it is also safe to use long-term in cases of chronic laminitis, or to address on-going joint pain in older horses. 

Unlike NSAIDs, there are no side-effects, such as disruptions to gut health. 

Our own two mares in their mid-thirties have been on this supplement for ten years, and it keeps them limber. We also fed our Canine Relief Mix to our previous working dogs who lived well in to their late teens, still able to jump up into the back of the vehicle at 16 and 17 years old.

When you are not using it, we encourage you to keep it in an air-tight container in your pantry, rather than in your feed-shed, as your Relief Mix will deteriorate over time with big changes of temperature and exposure to moisture. 

Please note: Relief Mix is swabbable.

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