Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
My 11 year old QH is VERY creaky (no idea what his previous owners did with him). I have him on SmartFlexIII & MSM... there's a difference, but not a big huge one.
The vet was here last week and the only oral joint supplements she recommends are Cosequin & Cortaflex.
We opted to go with Legend shots for Beau - they are more expensive than Adequan but don't require as many "loading" doses or "upkeep" injections. He got one IV injection ($110) last week and will get another in 2 weeks. After that, they're given on an as needed basis - with most horses getting 3-4 injections a year. It's been a week and I already notice a difference in him - less creaky, playing more in the field and he bucked a bit during a ride on Saturday (not a bad buck, but a woo! this is fun! buck).
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina