I been reading some interesting articles on preventative injections for joint disease in performance horses. A friend of mine recently had to retire her performance horse at the tender age of 12 due to degenerative osteoarthritis and it's really got me thinking about preventative measures. I'm investing a lot of time and effort into training my horse so it makes sense to protect that investment by ensuring she remains sound. It's early days yet as she's rising 6 and has only been in work for 12 months, but we're starting to step things up now and everything I've read about joint injections states that they're far more effective if administered before the damage occurs (or in the very early stages). A couple of the articles I've read: Managing Your Horse’s Joints with Injections - Dressage Today Systemic Equine Joint Therapy: Choosing Wisely - Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services Does anyone out there give their young horses preventative joint injections and if so: which ones do you give? when do you start? what is the approx. cost per dose? what is the short and long term effectiveness?