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Equine America GLUCOSAMINE HCI 12,000 - Premium Quality

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Glucosamine HCI 12,000 is a great value joint and mobility supplement for all horses and ponies.

  • Contains a full 12g Glucosamine Hydrochloride per 30g serve.
  • Provided from Glucosamine Hydrochloride (HCl) - backed by research.
  • Also provides MSM and Hyaluronic Acid (HA).
  • Great value joint and mobility support for all horses and ponies.
  • Equine America is BETA NOPS and UFAS accredited, making Glucosamine HCl 12,000 suitable for horses competing under FEI regulations and the Rules of Racing by reducing the risk of our products containing prohibited substances.

For those competing under the Rules of Racing, please note that when fed at recommended levels, this product contains controlled levels of MSM which is listed as a threshold substance under the Rules of Racing. For further advice please contact out technical team info@equine-america.co.uk 

Quality Commitment

Equine America manufactures to a strict code of feed safety. This product has been manufactured in licenced premises using quality assured ingredients under strictly controlled production conditions and conforms to the requirements of the relevant legislation governing the manufacture of animal feeding stuffs. Equine America monitors for the presence of specified naturally occurring prohibited substances (NOPS) as required under the rules of racing and other affiliated competitions which are in line with BETA NOPS guidelines. Adherence to these guidelines ensures that the risk of occurrence of such substances is minimised.

Key Ingredients Per 30g Serving

Glucosamine HCl12000mg HA9mg

Product Description

Wear and tear on the cartilage which covers the articular surfaces of joints is one of the most common causes of reduced mobility in horses and ponies. It is often seen in older horses but can affect those in lighter work, as well those with a strenuous training and competition programme.

Cartilage doesn’t have its own blood supply and it relies on the bone underneath and the synovial or joint fluid bathing the joint to supply nutrients and key compounds to maintain its health and shock-absorbing properties.  As the horse ages, or the daily impact of training and competition increases, the ability of the underlying bone and synovial fluid to provide these nutrients may not be enough to maintain health, resulting in stiffness and reduced mobility.

Glucosamine 12,000 provides these key nutrients to help maintain healthy cartilage and synovial fluid, supporting joint health and mobility.

Glucosamine HCl is supported by research and has greater purity and stability properties compared to glucosamine sulphate, providing over 20% more glucosamine on a weight for weight basis. This means, 12,000mg of glucosamine HCl (a typical daily serve), is not the same as 12,000mg of glucosamine sulphate. Glucosamine HCl is typically 83% actual glucosamine and glucosamine sulphate is typically only 60% actual glucosamine. Therefore, a supplement providing 12,000mg glucosamine HCl per serve actually provides 10,300mg glucosamine, whereas a supplement stating 12,000mg glucosamine sulphate per serve only provides 7200mg actual glucosamine. 


Ingredients & Nutrition

Glucosamine is one of the key compounds in supporting joint health, and has 3 important roles:

  • To stimulate the production of the proteoglycans which help produce the strong, elastic, shock-absorbing properties of the collagen matrix in the cartilage
  • To help maintain cartilage health
  • Helps support the horses’ own anti-inflammatory processes.

MSM is a powerful antioxidant and helps support the horses’ own anti-inflammatory systems, as well as a bioavailable source of organic sulphur, which is a vital component of key amino acids and vitamins. Sulphur also has an important role in collagen synthesis. Collagen is a major component of connective tissue such as ligaments and tendons and cartilage.

Hyaluronic Acid is important in maintaining the viscosity and elastic shock-absorbing properties of joint fluid

Glucosamine HCl 12000 provides these 3 key nutrients to provide nutritional support for cartilage and helps maintain healthy joint fluid to lubricate and nourish the joint.

Key Ingredients Per 30g Serving

Glucosamine HCI12000mg HA9mg


Composition: Dextrose, Glucosamine hydrochloride, Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM), Hyaluronic Acid.


Crude Protein18.2% Crude Fibre<1.0%
Crude Fat<1.0% Crude Ash10.3%


Directions For Use

For 500kg horse: for initial 10 days, 30g per day. Thereafter, may be reduced to 15g per day, to maintain the desired response.