Cartilage is a rubber-like, resilient, and smooth elastic tissue that cushions the surfaces where two or more bones meet to form a flexible joint. When your horse is in motion, there is tremendous pressure on the joint. The cartilage, the joint fluid, and the connecting bones, all work together to allow smooth and flexible joint function while acting as a shock absorber. When horses suffer from osteoarthritis, the cartilage between bones breaks down, resulting in inflammation and pain. Inflammation and pain are part of the body’s natural defense mechanism, but their effects on tissues and organs can cause damages. Equioxx is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medication prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation in horses suffering from osteoarthritis. Equioxx will help mitigate the stress on the body. Equioxx is available in an injectable solution, an oral paste, and in tablets.