For Horses

4CYTE™ 3.5kg granules
4CYTE™ 700g granules


4CYTE™ for Horses is a premium daily joint supplement used to protect and repair damaged joints, and actively maintain joint health. The revolutionary property of 4CYTE™ for Horses is EPIITALIS®, our exclusive plant seed oil patented for its cartilage repair and pain relief properties.


4CYTE™ for Horses is safe to take long-term, and is used to:

  • Address symptoms such as stiffness and lack of willingness to jump, canter or gallop.
  • Complement prescription joint pain treatments.
  • Support healing after a joint injury or operation.
  • Improve and maintain healthy joints at any stage of life.
  • Protect, maintain and promote healthy joints in high-performance horses.
  • Target the cause, not just the symptoms.

Other benefits include:

  • Non-swabbable.
  • Palatable raspberry flavour.
  • Surgeon and veterinarian endorsed.
  • Has undergone in-vitro, in-vivo clinical studies.

The Science:

4CYTE™ for Horses is backed by world-class research and development, including several peer-reviewed papers, world conference proceedings and ongoing post-doctorate research. 4CYTE™ for Horses brings confidence to a new class of natural veterinary products.

  • Pearson, W, Orth MW, Karrow NA, et.al AJVR 2008;69(12): 1560-1568
  • Pearson W, et.al Clinical effects of long-term nutraceutical administration AJVR 2009 Vol 70 No.7
  • Dr Simon R. Bailey, University of Melbourne 2012
  • Pearson W, Cote N and Desjardines M, in proceedings. Am Assoc Equine Pract 2012, 58:544

Daily Dosage:

Introduction dose: 1/4 scoop mixed with feed, slowly increase over the first five days.

Maintenance dose: 1/2 scoop (10.5g) per day.

For horses having undergone recent surgery or with poor joint function, it is recommended to feed one scoop (21g) per day for the first four weeks. Then reduce to the maintenance dose of 1/2 scoop daily.


New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel
Marine Cartilage


What are the ingredients of 4CYTE™ Equine and what do they do?

4CYTE™ Equine is a unique blend of Epiitalis®, New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel (Perna Canaliculas), Abalone (Haliotis Iris) and Marine cartilage. The blend of key compounds obtains maximum effectiveness. In vitro studies show the combination is more potent than each ingredient on its own. These active ingredients are of a human grade, blended to a specific ratio and manufactured to meet a strict pharmaceutical standard.

How does 4CYTE™ Equine work?

4CYTE™ Equine targets four key areas:
Supports the natural mechanism to maintain healthy cartilage and joints.
Assists to maintain normal joint function
Promotes – contains a range of compounds necessary for promoting healthy joints
Potential to assist with recover times after excessive exercise and reduce the symptoms of resulting aches and pains.

When can 4CYTE™ Equine be recommended?

4CYTE™ Equine can be utilised as an advanced joint support supplement.
4CYTE™ Equine can be extremely effective in:
• Pre and Post-operative situations for
• Athletic and Performance horses at risk of developing reduced joint function.
• Horses with reduced mobility/flexibility
• Older horses 

How long does 4CYTE™ Equine 700g last?

67 Days on a maintenance dose
33 days on a loading dose

Note: Loading dose only required in chronic cases plus pre and post-operative situations.

Is 4CYTE™ contraindicated with other medicines?

There are no known contraindications with other drugs or nutritional supplements.

Is 4CYTE™ Equine "VET ONLY"?

Yes 4CYTE™ Equine is a Veterinary Only product. This product provides nutritional compounds and needs to be utilised in appropriate cases where genuine benefit can be achieved. We see it important that Veterinarians who understand the horse, its medical history and its symptoms make the correct diagnosis and treatment recommendation.

Can 4CYTE™ be used in pregnant Mares?

No specific studies have been conducted during pregnancy, therefore it is not recommended.  Although your veterinarian can make a final decision in this regard.

How much Glucosamine & Chondroitin does 4CYTE™ Equine contain?

4CYTE™ Equine contains the full complement of the naturally forming glycosaminoglycan’s (including Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Keratin, Dermaten and Heparin) necessary for the health of the synovial fluid and cartilage matrix. Our in-vivo and in-vitro research has demonstrated significant bioavailability and efficacy at the stimulation of GAG’s production, with GAG levels a key objective measure of these peer reviewed and published papers.

Where are the raw materials for 4CYTE™ Equine sourced?

All of our marine derived raw materials are by-products sourced from non-endangered species, under strict quota basis and are by-products from harvested or certified aqua-farming operations. . More specifically the marine cartilage utilised in 4CYTE™ is from the fish backbone, which is a by-product of fish harvested for human consumption and come predominantly from Australian and New Zealand waters harvested under strict Governmental quota systems. The cartilage used is certified to not come from species listed in the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). We apply a very strict quality control process to our raw materials acquisition to ensure all ethical procedures and guidelines are applied and met. All product of premium “human grade” quality.

Is 4CYTE™ Equine palatable?

Interpath Pty Ltd has invested significantly into ensuring 4CYTE™ is as palatable as possible. Horses are by nature fussy eaters and we have undertaken palatability trials in New Zealand, Australia, North America and the Europe with an above 80% palatable response. However, we still encourage the slow introduction of 4CYTE™ Equine to a horses feed and for extremely fussy horses possibly blended with Molasses or something similar.

Bioavailability of 4CYTE Equine?

4CYTE Equine has undergone significant in-vivo and in-vitro research which has demonstrated that the active ingredients are effective following simulated digestion and ultrafiltration (“absorption”) and that the product does reach the joints following oral administration. In-vivo study 4CYTE Equine was subjected to a simulated digestion model and ultrafiltration process, thus mimicking the effects of natural digestion and absorption. Objective measures were then applied measuring levels of degradative enzymes, Glycosaminoglycan’s, Nitric Oxide and Chondrocyte numbers.