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post #1 of 10 Old 10-12-2009, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question Injectible Glucosomine?

I've been writing in the forum about rescuing a horse named Joe. To keep this short, the vet believes that Joe had a fractured bone somewhere between his fetlock and his pastern that was left untreated. Now he has a constantly swollen fetlock and limps slightly. The vet recommended a powder joint supplement with glucosomine, msm, etc. My farrier came out and recommended injectible Glucosomine. What are some thoughts on this?? Farrier says it will cost $60 for 100 units. He said you would give a bolus for the first two weeks to give him a boost of meds and then level off to 10 units a month. I needs opinions on this and other ideas how I can help this guy. He deserves the most that can be done he's surely endured more than his share of pain and neglect.
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-12-2009, 10:10 PM
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With injectible glucosamine he'll get more benefit. Oral glucosamine they only actually get 40% of benefit

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post #3 of 10 Old 10-13-2009, 05:20 PM
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I have been using injectable glucosomine myself for about 8 months on an Arab gelding with bad stifles. The improvement from the powder or liquid is tremendous and actually costs less. I am a firm first hand believer!

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post #4 of 10 Old 10-13-2009, 05:35 PM
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My Vet just recommended an injectible Gluc for my gelding who has bad hocks. She suggested I keep him on the Gluc/Chron/HA/MSM supplement I currently have him on. He has had one injection - I will give the shots once a week for a month, once every other week for a month, then taper off to one shot a month - She said I should see a marked improvement in his stiffness/lameness issues. I'm hoping! Hope you have good luck with Joe!
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-13-2009, 06:24 PM
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I have always heard good things about injectables as opposed to oral. Hope your guy feels better soon!

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post #6 of 10 Old 10-16-2009, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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My Vet just recommended an injectible Gluc for my gelding who has bad hocks. She suggested I keep him on the Gluc/Chron/HA/MSM supplement I currently have him on.
So you have him on both the injection and powder/liquid form? That's what my vet is not suggesting since I told him I wanted to go with the injectible. He likes the fact that the liquid has all the other stuff in it not just the glucosamine. I can see that but that's going to get expensive. That liquid is $50 a month. Is that what you paying for your powder/liquid?
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-16-2009, 01:05 AM
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In my experience your getting more for your money with injectibles.

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post #8 of 10 Old 10-16-2009, 07:54 PM
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I have been using Injectable Glucosamine for about 8 years or so on all my reiners and even my old mares. Works great is a fraction of the cost and no wast.
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post #9 of 10 Old 10-18-2009, 02:38 PM
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my injectable costs $13 dollars a month & it works great, its so easy too

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post #10 of 10 Old 10-18-2009, 10:56 PM
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I've never herd of injectible. I give my mare powerd, its about $30 for 56 days, just glucosamine sulfate. Condrotin and ha arent even proven to work, as they might be too big to be absorbable. I've only herd of the adequin and legends joint and im injections for horses. If you adminsiter yourself its cheeper, but it you have to call the vet, you will also be paying vet call fees. I honestly would have x-rays to make sure its not something else, like a bone chip floating around.
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