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A joint is defined as an anatomic union or junction between two or more bones. There are three basic types of joints in horses:


A fibrous joint – is an immovable joint that exists between two bones, for example the bones in the skull.

A cartilaginous joint – which holds together with fibrocartilaginous discs and ligaments that allow a limited amount of movement. For example the joints between individual vertebrae.

A synovial or diarthroidal joint - these are the most common joints in the horse. Their main anatomical feature difference from the first two joint types, is the presence of a joint capsule surrounding the joint and the synovial fluid that lubricates the joint.


Degenerative changes cause the normally smooth cartilage to become rough due to a loss of chondrocytes (the cells that make cartilage, fluid and connective tissues for the joint). When this happens, they stop producing normal synovial fluid or connective tissue which causes pain in the area.




Maxiflex has proven success rates. These include a foal with a fractured lateral splint bone (near fore leg under knee joint). Several X-rays and acute lameness indicated that the foal should be destroyed at 6 weeks. Subsequently at 3 years of age the horse was broken in and ridden constantly since that time. This horse has remained sound and competing regularly since being on Maxiflex for over 15 years. This confirms Maxiflex is safe for long term use.

A simple English explanation of arthritis is the breakdown of the cartilage that lines the bones that make up a joint. Cartilage can be worn down to the point where bone rubs together and cartilage fragments can also break off, which irritate adjacent structures.

As the joint wears and becomes dysfunctional, pain also occurs in the muscles that support and generate movement in the joint.

About 30 years ago, the research began focusing in on a much smaller, more efficient nutrient that is the most basic building block of connective tissues and fluids: Glucosamine Sulphate.

Published research results indicate that the aim of oral supplements containing  the natural ingredients listed below, is to rehabilitate damaged cartilage, reduce inflammation, improve mobility, and ease arthritis pain.

The internet has thousands of research articles discussing these keyingredients and the scientific research trials that have been conducted on animals, including horses that have consumed some or all of these ingredients.

Many oral arthritis treatment products on the market contain herbs and these cannot claim to contribute nutrients (building blocks) to the joint tissues.

Maxiflex does not contain any drugs, herbs or bovine (cow) related products.

Maxiflex has been manufactured in Queensland since 1999 under a strict Quality Assurance process. This guarantees that the ingredients listed on the label match the contents of each sealed container.  To avoid plastic waste we now use heavy duty resealable bags instead of plastic pails.

Each batch has a Use By date clearly marked and will be immediately exchanged free of charge if any fault is detected by our customers.

Maxiflex Ingredient Information

Each 1.5kg of Maxiflex contains the following:

per 30g approximately:

12g Glucosamine sulphate,

9g Chondroitin sulphate (Australian shark cartilage) Vitamin E, Vit B and spice,

9g MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)


suggested dose rates:

initial administration: 60g (4 scoops per day) for 1-2 weeks

ongoing administration 30g (2 scoops per day)

initial and ongoing scoops should be increased for larger horses

Maxiflex does not contain substances that contravene FEI/EA/Racing Australia regulations

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