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    01-02-2013, 12:05 AM
  #11
CCH
Weanling
With various horses, I have done the legend IV and found it to have minimal results. Adequan given 6 doses every 4 days and then as recommended seemed to work well in conjunction with IA injections of legend/kenalog/amikacin. Then I switched to hylartin for joint injection and they lasted 6-12 months easily instead of the 3-6.

I just started a round of pentosan in 2 of mine. They will get 6mL every 6 days for 6-7 shots as a loading dose and then I will try a shot every 2-4 weeks depending on the results and the individual. I was super leery of pentosan when I heard about it early last year. My policy is not to use unapproved drugs, but I had several reputable friends tell me about how it worked for them. I decided to try it.

As for the risk of clostridium infection, that is present with ANY break of the skin. That is why you must practice aseptic techniques and monitor the injection site. 6mL is not a large shot and the pentosan itself is very viscous, much thinner than injecting penicillin for example. Neither of my horses had any issue. I will be rotating injection sites though.

I almost think I'm already seeing some improvement, but I'm trying not to say anything to see if other people notice what I *think* I see.
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    01-02-2013, 12:09 AM
  #12
CCH
Weanling
And just saw this was an update to an older thread. Oh well... I'm liking the pentosan so far too is the point I guess.
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    01-02-2013, 12:13 AM
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Weanling
I've had my gelding on monthly Pentosan for 2+ years and it's worked wonders on him. Way cheaper than Adequan and works just as well. I always alternate the injection site every month. Personally, I think joint supplements are a waste of money...
     
    01-02-2013, 09:57 AM
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Trained
CCH, its good to hear someone with such amazing horses using Pentosan. That really makes me feel good in my decision to trust my vet.

The FDA just recently approved it for use in the USA my vet said. Sometime last year maybe?

But yes, I am seeing results with my girl. Im my vets first client with using the stuff and so far, id say success. She is now using it on other clients as well, but have not heard much feedback from them.

Once my Paint mare foals and is weaned, ill be starting Pentosan injections with her. After numerous lameness exams, xrays, chiropractic care, she still seems "stiff" and "off" in her hindend. So, why not try this with her? It certainly can't hurt. But I have no idea of effects on pregnant and lactating mares so im not touching her with it right now.
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