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Vet is recommending this. Seems expensive and I'd have to learn to give the shots (yikes!). I felt like he was trying to "sell me" on it.

 

Edited to add: This is for arthritis.

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I've used in on someone (can't remember who) and the vet did the shots. It didn't make a noticeable difference, but keep in mind my guys are all on supplements when they are old. The best results for mine have been alternative supplements and treatments.

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Adequan is like a super charged glucosamine. I used it on Coyote and initially thought it wasn't effective but I have to say after a month I did notice an improvement (Coyote was limping and xray revealed arthritis in his shoulders). Initially it was twice a week for 6 weeks and then the intervals became spaced out. Giving the shot is really not hard.

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My horse has been getting bi-montly Adequan injections for about 1.5 years now. Its made a HUGE difference. My vet is amazed at how well she is doing too. I give the shots myself, but I'd imagine giving shots to a horse is easier than a dog.

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I do know that there is a shortage that is expected to resolve in early 2014.

 

http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/adequan-shortage-prolonged

 

There was an update that they now expect to have it available this month.

 

"Luitpold has been working closely with the Food and Drug Administration to assure that Adequan® is made available as soon as possible. As a result of these efforts, we have been able to revise our target date for product availability from our original estimate of the first quarter 2014. We now anticipate release of Adequan® products to the market beginning in late August, 2013."

 

http://www.adequan.com/pdf/AHD011AdequanPR_8_1_13_CVM_Luiptold.pdf

Laura with Celeste (ICU Celeste) and Galgos Beatrix and Encarna
The Horse - Gracie (MD Grace E)
Bridge Angels Faye Oops (Santa Fe Oops), Bonny (
Bonny Drive), Darcy (D's Zipperfoot)

 

 

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I do know that there is a shortage that is expected to resolve in early 2014.

 

http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/adequan-shortage-prolonged

The FDA issued a communication that the manufacturer (Luitpold) said it will be available within the month... I really hope so!

 

http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm363910.htm?source=govdelivery

 

Oops, Winnie and I were posting at the same time!

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I've just started my 14 year old Autumn on chondroprotec injections because of the adequan shortage. My vet does them and they're only $15. Our plan is for vet to do injections every 10 days to 2 weeks for a couple of months. I am trying this because I do not want to give her rimadyl and the tramadol and gabapentin just didn't seem to be working. And because the "best" vet for acupuncture is on medical leaver herself until the fall. For her age, she has very little arthritis showing on the xrays.

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