I need to order Cosequin Joint Supplements for my two mares from Smartpak Equine. On their website it gives you an option of how much or how little cosequin you want put into each package. A trainer who is taking care of my mares for the time being recomeended it. And I asked her how much I should order for each pre-made container? And she told me to call smart pak and ask them. Is that what I should do? How do you know how much should be put into each container? I would think it couldn't be the same amount for every horse.
Initial Period (2-4 weeks) a.k.a. SmartPak Loading Dose:
Under 600 lbs - 2 scoops in AM & 2 scoops in PM
600-1200 lbs - 3 scoops in AM & 3 scoops in PM
Over 1200 lbs - 4 scoops in AM & 4 scoops in PM
Long-Term Administration a.k.a. SmartPak Maintenance Dose:
Under 600 lbs - 1 scoop daily
600-1200 lbs - 1 to 2 scoops daily
Over 1200 lbs - 2 scoops daily
Note: SmartPak Equine has received approval from the manufacturer to administer the Initial/Loading Dose once daily in SmartPaks.
Dosage may be increased at any time if needed. For most horses, Cosequin can be conveniently administered in their daily grain. For finicky horses, you can add a small amount of water or molasses to get the Cosequin to stick to the grains. With some horses it may be easiest to oral dose; simply mix Cosequin with a small amount of water or molasses and dose orally with a syringe.
This was taken from the smartpak website. As long as your horse isn't over 1200lbs click the loading dose option for the first 28 days, then after that you would click on the maintenance dose option. The smartpak site automatically as the dose set for the average size horse. If you scroll down about half way and click on product details and then instructions you can see where the dosing info is.