Dr. Patrick Lawless was working as a biopharmaceutical research scientist developing new anti-inflammatory drugs when he watched 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, Barbaro, breakdown in the Preakness Stakes. Dr. Lawless closely followed the subsequent fight to save Barbaro's life, which was ultimately cut short by laminitis. This event inspired Dr. Lawless to apply his research toward animal health. 

Through his own research Dr. Lawless was familiar with the natural anti-inflammatory compound resveratrol, which was receiving a great deal of recognition at that time as the first compound identified to activate the “anti-aging gene” SIRT1. He realized an opportunity to apply resveratrol toward improving animal health and performance.

In 2008, Dr. Lawless launched both Equithrive and Petthrive, working closely with veterinarians to formulate products. The result was a flagship product consisting of the company’s proprietary resveratrol ingredient, Resverasyn®, and Hyaluronic Acid, to safely support healthy joint and metabolic function in animals through aging. 

Nerd Alert! Read more about Resverasyn here.

A 2016 blinded clinical trial at Texas A&M University found this formula to support soundness and a healthy inflammatory response in horses. 

With an ongoing focus on research, development, and meeting customer needs, Thrive Animal Health continues to set the standard in the animal nutrition industry with an ever-expanding catalog of rigorously tested products..