Barny Fraser, Vet Surgeon, Rainbow Equine Hospital, Malton, Yorkshire
'I was naturally sceptical of nutraceuticals, and only agreed to trial 4CYTE because of the scientific evidence that it had shown beneficial effects on articular cartilage. Having now used 4CYTE Epiitalis gel for over a year in many diverse cases I am firmly converted - the results speak for themselves, and new clients are now requesting Epiitalis Forte gel by name. In my mind 4CYTE Epiitalis Forte gel is the most effective DMOD on the market for reducing post-operative inflammation/effusion, and maintaining long term joint health'
Hani Milstein, Partner, Endell Equine Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire
'My caseload is predominantly first opinion and referral hospital lameness. We don’t sell many non-POM products as a practice, however I really liked what I read about the chondroproliferative and anti-inflammatory effects of Epiitalis Forte. Both in-vitro and in-vivo, credible experimental literature using placebo controls and objective measures such as synovial fluid PGE2 analysis and joint circumference. The clinical response in our hands and positive feedback from our clients at Endell Equine Hospital, Salisbury, has been remarkable. I am now using it in cases ranging from poor performance to overt lameness, sports horses to older horses. Sometimes as an adjunctive therapy and in some cases, where NSAIDs and Corticosteroids are contraindicated, as an alternative.
I have re-evaluated horses whose resolution of symptoms has exceeded my expectations for mainstream treatment alone. Cases that historically required ever more frequent intra-articular medication, have demonstrated longer intervals of soundness between injections. The physiotherapists with whom we share cases are also in agreement that Epiitalis Forte is a great product. I have even had reports back that the trainer is so impressed with how the horse is moving, that they’ve asked if there is a human form they can take! Epiitalis Forte has a growing fan club amongst our clients who are also administering it prophylactically to their other horses to preserve joint health. It’s great to have such an effective, safe and exciting, competition legal product in our dispensary.'
Damien Cain, Partner, Equine Veterinary Centre, Moorhouse, Yorkshire
'When I was first informed of another wiz bang joint supplement entering the market 12 months ago I naturally rolled my eyes and huffed. I took slightly more interest after reading the scientific evidence provided but it wasn’t until I saw some of my respected colleagues in referral hospitals endorsing the product that I decided to give it a try.
I still needed to see the results for my own eyes, so I handed over the Epiitalis® Forte gel (with a disclosure spiel!) to several horses with DJD. To my surprise it wasn't long before the clients reported that their horses had responded really well to the treatment and were re-ordering.
Most of my clientele are pleasure horses, loved to death by their owners but unfortunately they are an aging population. I have found Epiitalis® a fabulous product in the management of degenerative joint disorders. The anti-inflammatory effect enables a reduction in the dependency on NSAIDS such as bute, whilst the proactive effects on the chondrocytes ensure long term joint support.
I have not had any issues with palatability and it is priced extremely competitively in the supplement market. There are no miracle cures for arthritis but I find Epiitalis® Forte gel a great adjunct to the veterinary management of joint related disorders.'