Cavalor Launches Scientifically Proven Equine Joint Supplement
23rd August, 2018 14h02
Nutraceutical brand Cavalor, has launched ArtiTec, a scientifically proven, anti-inflammatory joint supplement for competition horses or horses and ponies that have suffered a joint trauma.
Synovitis is one of the main causes of lameness, especially among sport horses, and can lead to osteoarthritis and cartilage loss. Cavalor ArtiTec significantly reduced joint inflammation in a randomised, double blind study undertaken by Ghent University.¹ A further field trial of the product by vets in Belgium showed that it improved lameness in 74% of cases.²
Dr Maarten Oosterlinck DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, one of the authors of the University of Ghent study, comments: “Nutraceuticals are often used in the management of osteoarthritis, which is a common cause of chronic lameness in horses but their ‘curative’ efficacy remains controversial and the quality of the relevant studies is generally low. We set out to evaluate ArtiTec in a well-designed and controlled study. Our research shows that ArtiTec significantly decreased joint inflammation and could be useful in preventing the onset of arthritis.”
ArtiTec’s launch this summer follows seven years of research & development to identify the correct formula of ingredients to deliver an efficacious product for the treatment of joint inflammation. It contains joint health nutrients (Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin, Hyaluronic acid and Blackcurrant extract), pain relief ingredients (Feverfew and Pineapple) and a high concentration of anti-inflammatory agents (Turmeric root and Boswellia Serrata).
Lieselot Hamerlinck, managing partner at Cavalor comments: “Joint supplements account for 34% of the equine supplement market so we know how important these products are to horse owners. Cavalor ArtiTec is the result of an extensive research and development programme and its anti-inflammatory effect has been documented in both scientific studies and a field trial. It can also be used in combination with our other joint supplements, Arti Matrix and Arti Base.”
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¹ Van de Water et al. (2017). The preventative effects of two nutraceuticals on experimentally induced acute synovitis, Equine Veterinary Journal 49 (4), 532-538.
² Field trial of competition horses in Belgium in 2016