Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring source of
bioavailable nutritional sulfur for horses, to aid in the prevention of
sulfur deficiency in the diet.
DMSO has been used to successfully reduce inflammation and
swelling in joints and soft tissues after trauma or injury for many
years. DMSO is rapidly distributed and metabolised in the body, but,
interestingly, the therapeutic effect of DMSO has consistently appeared
to last longer than could be explained. A direct metabolite of DMSO –
methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) has since been found to provide the
longer term benefits.
What Does It Do?
As the active metabolite of Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), MSM is free from
the adverse side effects and withdrawal times seen with DMSO.
DMSO is an anti-inflammatory agent and free radical scavenger.
Sulfur is an essential bonding element in hooves, skin, hair and
connective tissue. It also occurs in certain enzymes, hormones and
Levels of MSM are low, or altogether deficient in many processed feeds
such as cereal or pelleted food, and even sun-dried hays.
The anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of methylsulfonylmethane
are recognised, and the ability of added sulphur to assist in the
nutritional management of foot and hoof conditions in horses is also
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic dimethylsulphone (DMSO2
known as MSM) for use in selected cases of musculo-skeletal disorders.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Administer by intravenous injection.
Adult horse: 20 mL daily or as directed by a veterinary surgeon.
Meat Withholding Period (Horses): Nil