This is an over the counter product - it does not require prescription.
Cosequin Equine Powder Concentrate
Joints and Articular Cartilage: The performance and mobility of your horse is dramatically affected by how well his joints function. While physical conditioning can strengthen muscles, bones, and tendons, the tremendous forces exerted on the skeletal joints (fetlock, knee, stifle and hock) during training and competition causes wear and tear to the joint cartilage. Articular cartilage is critical to joint utility. Immersed in synovial fluid, articular cartilage provides a smooth, low friction surface between bone ends, and transmits load forces to the underlying bones.
What Can I Expect Using Cosequin?
Since Cosequin provides nutrients that affect the structure and function of the joint, changes may occur gradually. You should notice changes in three to four weeks in most candidates. Some horses may take five to six weeks to exhibit noticeable change
Recommendation as a Dietary Supplement
The initial administration period is 4 to 6 weeks, however recent studies using Cosequin have shown an early response, in most horses, by 2 weeks. The response usually improves if the initial amount is continued for an additional 4 weeks. If a horse shows little or no response after 30 days, extend initial amount for two more weeks.
Average Horse - 3 level scoops AM & PM
Horses over 1,200 lb. - 4 level scoops AM & PM
Overly large horses (warm bloods, draft breeds) may need 4 or 5 scoops AM & PM
Do not lower amount until horse has begun to respond. After achieving a good response, reduce total daily amount by one level scoop each week. Gradually reducing the amount will help find an individual maintenance level. Watch the animal's movement and attitude to ensure that it is feeling comfortable through each weekly transition.
Suggested Maintenance Administration:
Average Horse - 1 level scoop AM & PM
Horses over 1,200 lb. - 2 level scoops AM & PM
Amount can be increased at any time to maintain desired comfort level. Two or three days prior to heavy workouts or competition, boost daily dosage back up to initial loading dose. Continue this level for two to three days after competition, then return to regular maintenance level.
Cosequin can be top dressed on sweet feed. Add a small amount of water or molasses to get the Cosequin to stick to dry feed. You may also administrate orally. Mix Cosequin with a small amount of water or molasses and dose orally with a syringe
|Each Level Scoopful (3.3 grams) contains:
||Cosequin Equine Powder
|Glucosamine HCl 99+%
|Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate 95%
Mixed Glycosaminoglycans 5%
|Ascorbate (as Manganese Ascorbate)
|Manganese (as Ascorbate)