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post #1 of 13 Old 09-02-2009, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Best Arthritis Supplement

Hey guys,

I'm looking for a pain-relief type supplement for my old mare. She isn't too bad off right now, but I'm definitely noticing some stiffness with the cold mornings lately. She lives outside all winter, so I'm looking for something to take the edge off over the winter. Anybody have any luck with anything in particular?

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post #2 of 13 Old 09-02-2009, 01:24 PM
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Cosequin and BL pellets.
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Adequan (injectable, cheaper than Legend)

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My older Clyde mare does really well on just straight Glucosamine (sp) its really bitter though, so make sure you mix it with something nice :)
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I have been very sucsessful using bioflow magnetic wraps or brushing boots. You are not putting anything into your horses body, just putting the wraps or brushing boots on the horses legsfor a minimum of 11 hours per day. I turned my horse out and they never rubbed or came off in the field. Just make sure your horse has plenty of water and watch for the results.
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Thanks guys, I'll look into all of those!
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What's the best joint supplement?
On page 2, please look a little and read a bit before posting a new topic about something common. There is even a handy search button.
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Corta-Flx (feed-thru)

Adequan (injectable, cheaper than Legend)
First of all, Adequan and Legend have two entirely different purposes and both used in conjunction are much better than either one used alone. If you are looking for a cost cut then get a vet who will inject the generics (I find it's about 50% of the brand name cost).
Adequan helps the cartilage regenerate and resist damage and Legend increases the amount of joint fluid in the joints, cushioning it better and overall preventing damage.
Legend actually reduces joint inflammation and provides relief for arthritic horses, Adequan will not provide as much relief to arthritic horses as soon as Legend does. After a loading period, the Adequan will start to regenerate cartilege and in order to see extreme result must be used long term. If you are going to do the full loading I think it's 1 injection every 4 days for 6 injections, which is a lot more expensive than one shot of Legend.
MN if it were me I would inject generic Legend and Adequan once every 4-6 weeks (depending on how affordable you need it to be - 4 weeks is better but 6 will do). If you need to cut something, I would cut the Adequan and just do Legend, and depending on how bad the arthritis is you can also wait until she is stiffening up again and get a shot of Legend into her just whenever she needs it. If you decide to do Adequan, you're basically stuck on a schedule of one shot a month or a little more.

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Thanks Anabel, I will talk to my vet about both of those. I'm not sure how much my mom is willing to spend on the horse though (it's hers and unfortunately I'm not in the position to pay for two horses medical needs). But maybe I can convince her. It's worth a try anyways. Sorry about not searching, usually I do, but I was tired and brain fried.
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Sorry about not searching, usually I do, but I was tired and brain fried.
Please do not worry about it! The vast majority of topics have been discussed once or thrice before.
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