As the only PSGAG joint prescription, Adequan® i.m. has a mode of action that helps treat degenerative joint disease (DJD) in multiple ways to keep joints moving. It is proven to:1,2
Ask your veterinarian if Adequan i.m. is the right choice for your horse.
Single-dose vials: Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F); (See USP Controlled Room Temperature). Discard unused portion.
Multi-dose vials: Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F); excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) (See USP Controlled Room
Temperature). Avoid prolonged exposure to temperatures 40°C (104°F).
Conformation can greatly influence the degree of wear and tear that a joint undergoes. Conformational abnormalities alter the forces applied to a joint and can potentially lead to joint instability, injury and arthritis or degenerative joint disease. The mature equine athlete that is performing well has likely adapted to whatever conformation issues exist. In young foals and growing horses, conformational abnormalities should be addressed as early as possible through proper nutrition, balanced farriery, adequate training and muscle development, and in some cases, surgical intervention.
Any horse can develop arthritis or degenerative joint disease regardless of age, breed or discipline. However, the horse’s discipline may predispose the horse to developing arthritis in particular joints. For example, cutting or reining horses put significant stress on their hocks and stifles, and these can be locations where arthritis occurs more frequently; whereas hunters will frequently experience more front limb lameness, such as in the coffin or fetlock joints. It is important to understand that arthritis can occur within any joint that consistently experiences wear and tear, known as "use trauma" and can occur in any performance horse, regardless of discipline. Please talk to your veterinarian about treatment-specific questions for your horse.
The safety of Adequan i.m. in horses used for breeding purposes, during pregnancy, or in lactating mares has not been evaluated.4
Adequan i.m. should not be used in horses intended for human consumption. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.4
There are no age or breed restrictions.4
The safe use of Adequan i.m. in horses used for breeding purposes, during pregnancy, or in lactating mares has not
been evaluated. Please contact your prescribing veterinarian for assistance.4
Adequan i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is a prescription-only product and can only be purchased through a licensed, practicing veterinarian or from a pharmacy with a valid prescription.
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Adequan i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is a prescription-only product and can only be purchased through a licensed, practicing veterinarian or pharmacy.
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