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Adequan i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is the only product approved by the FDA for the intramuscular treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness in the carpal and hock joints in horses.

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Unique Chemistry of Adequan® i.m.Unique Chemistry of Adequan® i.m.
There is No Generic Adequan® I.m. Watch this video to find out why Adequan® i.m. is unique and the unduplicated process required to make the only FDA-approved PSGAG for horses.

Luitpold Animal Health, makers of Adequan im, is a proud sponsor of the 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival.Luitpold Animal Health is Proud Sponsor of 2012 FTI Consulting WEF
Luitpold Animal Health, maker of Adequan® i.m., is proud to be a sponsor of the 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Eequestrian Festival. FTI Consulting WEF is hosting the 2012 Olympic trials in Wellington, Florida. Click here to see more from wptv.com in Wellington, Florida.

Adequan is still the only FDA-Approved disease modifying Osteoarthritis drug for equine athletesAdequan and Arabian Horses
Adequan® i.m. is still the only FDA-approved disease modifying osteoarthritis drug available for equine athletes.

Dr. Victoria Maxwell on American Farriers Journal.Farrier Effect on Horse Joints
Dr. Victoria Maxwell, technical service veterinarian for Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., discusses the role that farriers play in a horse's soundness with American Farriers Journal.

Flying high with AdequanAdequan at the World Equestrian Games
Luitpold Animal Health proudly flew its Adequan® i.m. banner around the Kentucky Horse Park during the 2010 World Equestrian Games. If you didn't attend the games, here is some footage of the banner flying over the park, and comments from Allyn Mann about how it was received at the games.

USA Reining Team Wins GoldUSA Reining Team Wins Gold!
Get an inside look from the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Allyn Mann of Adequan takes you backstage with members of the Gold medal winning USA Reining team.
"It means everything to win here," Shawn Flarida says. "It's the first WEG in America and it's really neat to win here."

Video titled - WEG-Para DressageAdequan World Equestrian Games Preview -- Reining
Countdown to the 2010 World Equestrian Games, special report on Reining -- sponsored by Adequan®i.m. Featured interviews with former WEG Gold medalists Jeff Petska, Tim McQuay, Craig Schmersal, Shawn Flarida and Andrea Fappani. Episodes air on Inside Reining on In Country TV.

Video titled - WEG-VaultingAdequan World Equestrian Games Preview - Vaulting
Countdown to the 2010 World Equestrian Games, special report from Woodside, California, on the discipline of Vaulting — sponsored by Adequan® i.m. Featured interview with Susan Megan Benjamin, 2006 WEG Individual Gold Medalist. Episodes air on Inside Reining on In Country TV.

Video titled - WEG-Para DressageAdequan World Equestrian Games Preview - Para Dressage
Countdown to the 2010 World Equestrian Games, special report from Winters, California, on the discipline of Para Dressage — sponsored by Adequan® i.m. Featured interview with Susan Treabess. Episodes air on Inside Reining on In Country TV.

Video titled - WEG-EventingAdequan World Equestrian Games Preview - Eventing
Countdown to the 2010 World Equestrian Games, special report from Wellington, Florida, on the discipline of Eventing - sponsored by Adequan® i.m. Featured interviews with David O'Connor, USEF President and Karen O'Connor, Olympic Medalist in Eventing. Episode air on Inside Reining on In Country TV.

Video titled - WEG-JumpingAdequan World Equestrian Games Preview - Jumping
Countdown to the 2010 World Equestrian Games, special report on jumping discipline - sponsored by Adequan® i.m. Interviews with Beezie Madden, Olympic Gold Medalist; John madden, Coach and Jessica Springsteen, an up and coming rider in Dressage. Episodes air on Inside Reining on In Country TV.

Video titled - WEG-DrivingAdequan World Equestrian Games Preview - Driving
Countdown to the 2010 World Equestrian Games, special report from Ocala, Florida, on the discipline of driving - sponsored by Adequan® i.m. Episodes air on Inside Reining on In Country TV.

Video titled - WEG-DressageAdequan World Equestrian Games Preview - Dressage
Countdown to the 2010 World Equestrian Games, special report from Ocala, Florida, on the discipline of dressage - sponsored by Adequan® i.m. Episodes air on Inside Reining on In Country TV.

Video titled - FDA Approved Joint TherapiesFDA Approved Joint Therapies
Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is the only FDA-approved treatment for equine degenerative joint disease clinically proven to relieve the pain and symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Video titled - Don’t Supplement, treat!Don’t Supplement, Treat!
To assure the information you are receiving is accurate and supported by research, read the package insert of all equine products. Any product with a package insert guarantees that you are using an effective, safe and well-documented treatment.

Video titled - Proper treatment 1/4/7Proper Treatment 1/4/7
When your horse’s joints need treatment, consult your veterinarian and always follow directions provided on the package insert.

Video titled - Adequan<sup>®</sup> Helps Treat Equine (DJD) degenerative joint diseaseAdequan® Helps Treat Equine (DJD) Degenerative Joint Disease
Sound Joints have balance wear and repair cycle.

Video titled - 2009 NAJYRC: Adequan and Allyn Mann2009 NAJYRC: Adequan and Allyn Mann
"This is the future" says Allyn Mann, in a conversation about the 2009 Adequan FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships.

Adequan<sup>®</sup> Music Video Adequan® Music Video
Stop. Block. Stimulate. Adequan® Music video for healthy equine joints.

Studies have not been conducted to establish safety in breeding horses.
WARNING: Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
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Usdf Image The United States Dressage Federation is the only national membership organization dedicated to dressage, a method of horse training in existence since ancient Greece and an Olympic sport since the inception of the modern Olympics in the late 1800’s. Dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement and promotion of dressage, USDF is a non-profit organization with more than 30 different educational programs, 125 affiliate local or regional clubs and more than 2000 annual awards for excellence in competition. Adequan is proud to be: “Official Joint Therapy Sponsor” of USDF; Title Sponsor of “Adequan USDF National Convention & Symposium”; Title Sponsor of “Adequan USDF Year End Awards” Horse of the Year (HOY), Sport Horse Breeding Horse of the Year, Adult Amateur, Junior/Young Rider, Musical Freestyle, Musical Freestyle Challenge, Vintage Cup, Quadrille Team Awards, FEI 5-year-old, FEI 6-year-old, Materiale Horse of the Year, All Breeds, Pas de Deux and Breeder of the Year Awards

Usef Image Equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiast each share a personal bond with the horse. This commonality defines the membership of the United States Equestrian Federation which serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport. The USEF is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring achievement, and serving as guardians of equestrian sport. Since its inception in 1917, the Federation has been dedicated to pursing excellence and promoting growth, all while providing and maintaining a safe and level playing filed for both its equine and human athletes. Adequan is proud to be: “Official Joint Therapy” of the USEF; Title Sponsor of “Adequan/USEF National Open Reining Championship”; Title Sponsor of “Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championship”

AQHA Image Located in Amarillo, Texas, AQHA has registered more than 5 million American Quarter Horses and serves more than 300,000 worldwide members. AQHA functions as the official record keeping and governing body of the American Quarter Horse industry. AQHA records all American Quarter Horse ownership, processes approved show and race results, catalogs performance and produce data on all American Quarter Horses, maintains association funds and publicizes the American Quarter Horse industry. In addition, AQHA maintains current statistics on ownership in each state and country as well as American Quarter Horse population figures. With more than 91,000 new registrations in 2011, AQHA's role in preserving the integrity of the breed is expanding on a daily basis. Whether American Quarter Horses are still being used in traditional ranching operations, for showing, racing or pleasure, AQHA strives to provide services beneficial to all Association members and ultimately the American Quarter Horse. Adequan is proud to be: “Official Equine Joint Therapy Manufacturer” of the AQHA; “Official Equine Health Care Manufacturer” of the AQHA; Official Title Sponsor of the “Adequan Select World Championship Show”

NRHA Image The National Reining Horse Association, the international governing body for the sport of reining, is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere. Adequan is proud to be: “Official Joint Therapy” of the NRHA; Title Sponsor of “NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate”; Corporate Sponsor NRHA Derby; Affiliate-Championships sponsor

AHA Image The Arabian Horse Association provides an association of like-minded Arabian horse enthusiasts and a focal point for your favorite recreational or competitive activities. AHA is the official breed association and registry in the U.S. with approximately 30,000 members who own Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses. As a full-service breed association, AHA seeks to meet the breeding, competitive and recreational interests of all Arabian horse owners. As the official breed registry for the Arabian horse industry, the AHA Registry has registered more than 1 million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses since its founding in 1908, ensuring the integrity and perpetuation of the breed. AHA offers over 400 events and competitions and the largest online marketplace and community forums on the web, bringing people together to share the joys of Arabian horse ownership. Membership in the AHA has its privileges and provides access to registration, programs, competitions and other services. Adequan is proud to be: Official Joint Therapy

USEA Image The United States Eventing Association boasts nearly 14,000 members from every background and every area in the U.S. Each year, around 280 USEA events take place across the nation, exhibiting the talents of riders of every age in various levels of competition. The USEA offers a multitude of educational and recreational activities to its members. Adequan is proud to be: “Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA”; Corporate Partner; Title sponsor of the “Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series”; Elite Contributing Sponsor of the American Eventing Championships

AERC Image The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1972 as a national governing body for long distance riding. Over the years it has developed a set of rules and guidelines designed to provide a standardized format and strict veterinary controls. AERC’s vision is to be the preeminent authority and leader in developing and promoting the sport and pastime of endurance riding in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world. AERC encourages the use, protection and development of equestrian trails, especially those with historical significance. Adequan is proud to be: “Official Joint Therapy” of AERC; Platinum level sponsor; Official AERC National Mileage Championship Sponsor

WEF Image The The FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival is hosted by Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC (ESP) a wholly owned subsidiary of Wellington Equestrian Partners, a group of individuals dedicated to creating excellence in horse sports as they achieved in their businesses. The Festival features over $6.5 million in prize money and spans three months from January through March each year. It features exciting events like the Battle of the Sexes, the only FEI Nations Cup in the USA and as always, high level Grand Prix events including several FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix’s and the $500,00 FTI Consulting Grand Finale during week 12. Each week features a major night class during the Saturday Night Lights celebration. ESP is always working on developing a number of new events that have included Hunter competitions on the grass Derby Field at the Stadium, the Great Charity Challenge and the G&C Puissance. Adequan is proud to be: “Official Joint Therapy” of WEF; Title Sponsor of “Adequan $80,000 Grand Prix FEI CSI 2”; Title Sponsor of “Adequan Young Jumper Division”

VENC Image To advance the sport of Equestrian from Emerging to Championship status with the NCAA by promoting the benefits of Equestrian to universities, riders, prospective student-athletes, parents, horse industry professionals and sponsors while developing the rules and competition format. Adequan is proud to be: Sponsor of the Opening Ceremony & Banquet for The National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championships

HITS Image HITS, Inc. produces high-quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS has been producing shows since 1982 and is now a nationwide company with world-class circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York, and Virginia. In 2010, HITS took the industry to new heights when it hosted the first-ever Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix. In 2011, HITS hosted the richest weekend in show jumping with the return of the Pfizer Million and the introduction of the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final. In 2012, the historic weekend will get even sweeter with the addition of the $250,000 HITS 3’ Hunter Prix Final September 8-9. HITS recently announced a new HITS $1 Million Grand Prix to be held in March, 2013 at it HITS Thermal, CA winter circuit. Adequan is proud to be: HITS Platinum Sponsor, the Title Sponsor of Adequan Hunter Division at all HITS Horse Shows, the Title Sponsor of the Adequan Hunter Finals for the Marshall & Sterling League, and a Title Sponsor at all Marshall & Sterling League member events

AAEP Image Working with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to improve the health and welfare of horses, Luitpold continue's to support educational efforts concerning equine joint disease to the equine veterinary practices. Proud to be an AAEP Educational Partner, we at Luitpold Pharmaceuticals are committed to providing new educational resources to the equine veterinary community and horse owners. Luitpold is proud to be: Educational Partner

AAEVT Image The AAEVT is the sister association formed alongside the AAEP for equine veterinary technicians and assistants. The purpose of the AAEVT is to provide and promote continuing education and training for technicians in equine practice. Adequan is proud to be: Gold sponsor educational alliance

AHC Image The national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, DC, the American Horse Council works daily to represent your equine interests and opportunities. Adequan is proud to be: Industry Sponsor

ISELP Image Offers a comprehensive program of advanced education in the field of equine lamenesses and osteoarticular, musculotendinous and nervous pathology, covering the different parts of the locomotor system of the horse. Adequan is proud to be: Major Sponsor of 8 series lecture

NEAEP Image Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners provides direct benefits to equine practitioners throughout the northeastern United States. The NEAEP has been developed to give the equine practitioner a voice at the state and regional level. Where state-level equine associations already exist, they are working to complement and support those established groups. The local and regional scale of the NEAEP will allow exploration of legislative and medical issues unique to each state’s needs within the support of a larger regional framework. Adequan is proud to be: Educational Partner

Classic Company Image The Classic Company represents the hunter/jumper show circuit, it tours the southeast with shows at the Georgia International Horse Park, the 1996 Olympic equestrian venue in Conyers, GA; the FENCE facility in Tryon, NC; plus a winter and spring circuit of shows in Gulfport, MS, and Charleston, SC. Each winter they manage an international competition in Jacksonville, FL. Adequan is proud to be: Corporate Sponsor

NARHA Image Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International is proud to provide opportunities for people with varying ability levels to challenge themselves physically and emotionally and to set goals to improve their quality of life via the horse. With more than 800 member centers, 42,000 children and adults find a sense of independence through involvement with horses. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful equine assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs. There are more than 30,000 volunteers, 3,500 instructors, 6,300 carefully selected and trained equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at NARHA centers. Adequan is proud to be: Gold sponsor

FAEP Image The FAEP’s mission is to support the professional development of its members and to educate its members on conditions affecting the equine industry as well as methods for improving the welfare of horses in the state of Florida. Adequan is proud to be: Major Symposium sponsor

TEVA Image Texas Equine Veterinary Association is dedicated to improving local equine educational opportunities for practitioners. As they have been entrusted the healthcare of one of the largest horse populations of any state in the union, it is paramount that they have regional access to the most up-to-date information in the world. Adequan is proud to be: Platinum Founding Educational Partner

OEPS Image Private equine practitioners, professional organizations, and industry sponsors join together to provide the future equine practitioner with an introductory view of all aspects of equine practice, from the large animal hospital setting to the independent practitioner, at nominal or no expense to the student. OEPS is limited to veterinary students entering their third year of veterinary school. Registration is conducted through each school’s Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (SCAAEP) in the spring of the student’s second year. Adequan is proud to be: Industry Sponsor

Hambletonian Image The Hambletonian Society is a non-profit organization formed in 1924 to sponsor the race for which it was named, the Hambletonian® Stake. The Society encourages and supports the breeding of Standardbred horses through the development, administration and promotion of harness racing stakes, early-closing races and other special events. These include harness racing's most preeminent race, the Hambletonian for 3-year-old trotters, its filly division the Hambletonian Oaks and the sport's championship series, the Breeders Crown® Stakes. Adequan is proud to be: Sponsorship Partner

AAEP Image Proud to be an AAEP educational partner, we at Luitpold Pharmaceuticals are committed to providing new educational resources to the equine veterinary community and horse owners. Working with the AAEP to improve the health and welfare of horses, Luitpold will continue to support joint disease educational efforts in equine veterinary practices. Adequan is proud to be: Educational Partner

Better Horses Image Better Horses Network has been designed to bring your equine experience to a higher level through education, superior products, and interesting events. Better Horse Network offers BetterHorseNetwork.com, Better Horses Radio, Better Horses Paper, Better Horses Newsletter and horse owner workshops geared to offer better equine practices and networking opportunities with other area equine enthusiasts. Adequan is proud to be: Major Corporate Sponsor; AMERICA'S HORSE COUNTRY PARTNERSHIP

AQHA Image Located in Amarillo, Texas, AQHA has registered more than 5 million American Quarter Horses and serves more than 350,000 worldwide members. AQHA functions as the official record keeping and governing body of the American Quarter Horse industry. AQHA records all American Quarter Horse ownership, processes approved show and race results, catalogs performance and produce data on all American Quarter Horses, maintains association funds and publicizes the American Quarter Horse industry. In addition, AQHA maintains current statistics on ownership in each state and country as well as American Quarter Horse population figures. With more than 135,780 new registrations in 2007, AQHA's role in preserving the integrity of the breed is expanding on a daily basis. Whether American Quarter Horses are still being used in traditional ranching operations, for showing, racing or pleasure, AQHA strives to provide services beneficial to all Association members and ultimately the American Quarter Horse. Adequan is proud to be: “Official Equine Joint Therapy Manufacturer” of the AQHA; “Official Equine Health Care Manufacturer” of the AQHA; Official Title Sponsor of the “Adequan Select World Championship Show”

Equine Business Management Strategies Image Equine Business Management Strategies program provides the business education framework to improve key areas in practice management. The program is structured to foster peer interactions and offers many opportunities to network with colleagues and instructors. Adequan is proud to be: Business Partner