Cavalor ArtiTec gives our equine athletes what they need during periods of intense work. Cavalor ArtiTec is the result of 7 years of scientific research (in collaboration with UGent) on optimum nutritional supplements for healthy tendons and joints in top-class sport horses. The resulting specific combination and balance of substances not only promotes healthy tendons and joints, it also offers ideal protection against damage caused by strain. Cavalor ArtiTec’s herbal substances have synergistic effects which help to stop these adverse processes in the musculoskeletal system before they can cause damage. In a pilot study Cavalor ArtiTec was found to be palatable by 97% of the horses, and 74% showed observed improvement.
DID YOU KNOW?
OVERSTRESSED JOINTS A joint is the hinge between 2 bones. In between is a layer of viscous synovial fluid that lubricates and protects the cartilage at the end of the bone. The muscles, tendons and ligaments around the joint absorb shocks and keep it safely in place. If your horse is doing intense work, the joints will endure a lot of friction from the bones because the quality of the synovial fluid decreases.
Overuse, age, injury and infection cause inflammation. If your horse has recurring inflammations, the composition of the synovial fluid changes, becoming thinner and losing its ability to properly cushion shocks. This makes the articulated movement of the joints less supple and increases the risk of serious injuries.
Joint problems worsen over time. Large impacts damage the cartilage beyond repair. That damage then spreads to other parts of the body, such as the muscles and ligaments, and can eventually lead to lameness.