Testimonials: A Solution for Long-term Horse Health

Below are the testimonials and stories of real veterinarians and owners who have seen the benefits of Noltrex®Vet synthetic joint lubricant on their equine patients. Individual responses may vary. For further details please see our Study results.

  • Dr. John Hennessey, DVM

    “I will continue to use Noltrex®Vet as a necessary tool in my practice.”

    “After reviewing the research on PAAG use, I was anxious to try this innovative product on a few select patients and follow them closely to assess response. In April of this year I had radiographed the knees of a two year old standardbred who had been a high-priced yearling. The left third carpal bone was profoundly lytic and the radial carpal bone was similarly deteriorated. Radiographs of the right carpus were not much different, maybe not quite as bad. After ruling out a great surgical prognosis, and discussions with the clients, we opted to try Noltrex®Vet in the affected joints.

    The colt went on to qualify and race in several major stake races over the course of the summer successfully.

    I also utilized Noltrex®Vet on a hind ankle and tarsometatarsal joints of my own filly , who I had locally anesthetized to isolate the lameness, and have not had to repeat these injections over a period of 4 months.

    I will continue to use Noltrex®Vet as a necessary tool in my practice.

  • “Works well and delivers a sustained response”

    “Works well and delivers a sustained response in cases involving joint surface abnormalities, such as:

    • Fibrillated cartilage
    • Cartilage defects
    • Subchondral bone cysts

    I’ve used Noltrex®Vet successfully in several navicular bursitis cases”

    Dr. Lane Easter, DVM, Dipl. ACVS

  • Dr. Kate Stephenson, DVM

    “Zero side effects and no joint flares”

    After 3 days he was more sound than he had been in 4-5 months. After seven days this horse was quite sound and the owners are thrilled! We’ve seen effusion go down and the joint profile improve after injecting Noltrex®Vet and there are very few of these horses that we have gone back and injected again, particularly before 6, 9 or 12 months.”

    We have had such good success with Noltrex®Vet, zero side effects and no joint flares, that I’m happy to promote it and continue using it.”(Read More Here)

  • “Persistent small bone cyst in the coffin joint”

    “Initially we felt the lameness was related to the collateral ligament and gave the horse 12 months off, but the horse remained sore. A repeat MRI showed a persistent small bone cyst in the coffin joint. A subsequent steroid injection provided only 3 weeks relief after which we injected the horse with Noltrex®Vet.

    The horse progressed very, very soundly. He moved up the levels and went through preliminaries in the fall.

    I injected him with Noltrex®Vet again in September because I knew he had a heavy schedule of two weeks of preliminaries and possibly a championship three weeks later. I thought, ‘This horse has been phenomenal, let’s inject him again.’ “(Read More Here)

    Dr. Nancy Lee, DVM

  • Dr. Axel Beccar Varela DVM, DACVS-LA and Dr. Leah Patipa DVM

    “This 9-year-old warmblood was tricky to treat.”

    This 9-year-old warmblood was tricky to treat. Prior to trying Noltrex®Vet, he had been injected with Pro-Stride but the longevity was not there. Fourteen days after the Noltrex®Vet injection he was 100% sound. It is now 6 months since the initial injection and the horse continues to be sound.

    This 22-year-old warmblood retired hunter is actively ridden for pleasure daily. We were called in as a second opinion since the horse was two weeks out from coffin joint injections with steroids and HA and he was still 4/5 lame in the left front. After treatment with Noltrex®Vet he is sound under saddle in both directions and his owner is thrilled.” (Read More Here)

  • “He had been lame for 2 years. He was miserable.”

    We had an award winning 10-year-old Standard Bred who was out of work as a pacer under saddle with bilateral stifle injury. He had been lame for 2 years. Even in the pasture the horse only walked; there was no buck, no play. “He was miserable.

    Repeated steroid and HA injections provided 4 weeks of relief at most. In the summer of 2016 our veterinarian recommended injecting Noltrex®Vet into both stifles. He was so young and talented we felt we had nothing to lose. He went on to go sound and back to work and quickly returned to the winner circle!

    I couldn’t believe it when I first saw him back in the paddock, he kicked, played and ran. I’ll never forget it!

    We chose to re-inject him in April 2017 not because he showed any deficits but to maintain soundness.”

    J. D., Owner

  • Shannon Dueck, International Dressage Rider and Trainer

    “I know that Noltrex®Vet is part of the winning management protocol for this horse.”

    “Allegro II (Alfie) had just started international dressage competition and was extremely successful until he suffered a meniscal tear. We treated him with PRP and stem cells, corticosteroid and eventually surgery. With no improvement, we sadly considered sending him to a retirement facility more than a few times.

    Luckily, at about this time, our veterinarian was admitted to the Noltrex®Vet clinical trial. We injected two doses of Noltrex®Vet (because the stifle is such a large joint) and positive results became apparent about a week after the first treatment. In September of 2017 I began riding Alfie; he hadn’t been under saddle in two and a half years. He returned to competition in January 2018, completing his first Prix St. Georges, scoring over 77% two days in a row. (Read More Here)

    I know that Noltrex®Vet is part of the winning management protocol for this horse.

  • “…none of our usual treatments worked on this horse.”

    “We have a 12-year-old gelding who was ready to go to the Grand Prix. After an unanticipated Farrier change he began having serious issues.

    We have over 40 horses on the property, most of which are upper-level performance horses. That said, we have a lot of rehab experience but none of our usual treatments worked on this horse.

    Our veterinarian reviewed the case and felt he was the perfect candidate for Noltrex®Vet. After just one dose, and a slight correction in his shoes, he is now 100%.”

    J. W., Owner

  • Shannon Dueck, International Dressage Rider and Trainer

    “…we put Noltrex®Vet into his coffin joints and the difference was remarkable, absolutely remarkable!”

    “When this horse hurt, he would spook. We didn’t know what was going on for quite a while because he was not lame. We suspected he was sore in both front feet and confirmed this when we blocked his coffin joints.

    He received corticosteroid injections in the coffin joints a couple of times, with good but temporary results: he was more comfortable and didn’t spook as often. I am reluctant to do corticosteroid injections very often, so, when my veterinarian, Dr. Leah Patipa, heard that Noltrex®Vet was very successful treating coffin joint inflammation, we decided to try it. In September of 2016, we put Noltrex®Vet into his coffin joints and the difference was remarkable, absolutely remarkable! He moved much more freely in front and he didn’t spook at all!

    It has been more than a year since the Noltrex®Vet injections and he is still having no issues with the treated joints. I’m so impressed at how well Noltrex®Vet improved his comfort level and rideability.