Originally Posted by newhorsemom
I'm not sure I would completely agree that oral glucosamine cannot be absorbed. I read this summary on a long-term study (published, but I haven't read the actual published version) that combines injections with oral supplements and it made sense to me. It basically suggested that the oral supplements were effective in reducing the need for injections over time. Most studies in the past have been done over a 6-week period and this study was done over an 8-year period with positive results in the first 6-8 months of oral supplement intake. It makes me wonder how effective oral supplements are on their own over longer period of time. Food for thought. http://www.animavet.com/Glucosamine.pdf
Ill have to read it.
Although, if you think about it, what could be more effective than something absorbed directly vs. something that has to be digested?
For instance, when you have a cold, you can either get a shot or have a perscription for pills. Which works quicker? The shot ;)
Both are effective, but anything that has to go through the entire symstem will take longer