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Adequan Equine I.M. 500mg/5ml 7 x 5ml Vials Box is recommended for the intramuscular treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness of the carpal and hock joints in horses. It is a brand of Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG). Package contains 7 Vials.

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What is Adequan Equine I.M. 500mg/5ml 7 x 5ml?

Adequan® Equine I.M. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is the only FDA-approved treatment proven to relieve symptoms of non-infectious degenerative osteoarthritis, to stimulate cartilage repair and reverse the joint disease process.

Who is Adequan Equine I.M. 500mg/5ml 7 x 5ml for?

Horses

Why use Adequan Equine I.M. 500mg/5ml 7 x 5ml?

-Injectable arthritis care for horses -Good for post-surgery treatment -Helps control non-infectious degenerative or traumatic arthritis

How does Adequan Equine I.M. 500mg/5ml 7 x 5ml work?

Adequan increases the thickness of joint (synovial) fluid, reduces inflammation, helps produce healthy joint fluid and increases the production of cartilage.

Manufacturer:

American Regent, Inc.

Active ingredient(s):

Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan

How is Adequan Equine I.M. 500mg/5ml 7 x 5ml sold?

500 mg/5 mL solution in 7 x 5 ml vials

What are the side effects of Adequan Equine I.M. 500mg/5ml 7 x 5ml?

There are no known contraindications to the use of intramuscular Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan. Studies have not been conducted to establish safety in breeding horses.

What special precautions are there?

To achieve maximum benefit of blocking cartilage destruction and stimulating joint repair processes, make sure your horse receives the entire seven doses recommended by your veterinarian. 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. Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital

How can I store Adequan Equine I.M. 500mg/5ml 7 x 5ml?

Store at controlled room temperature 18°-25°C (64°-77°F). Discard unused portion.

Helpful Tips:

To achieve maximum benefit of blocking cartilage destruction and stimulating joint repair processes, make sure your horse receives the entire seven doses recommended by your veterinarian.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

The recommended dose of Adequan in horses is 500 mg every 4 days for 28 days intramuscularly. The injection site must be thoroughly cleansed prior to injection. Do not mix Adequan with other drugs or solvents.

Each 5 milliliters of Adequan contains 500 mg of Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan and Water for Injection q.s. Sodium Hydroxide and/or Hydrochloric Acid added when necessary to adjust pH. Sodium Chloride may be added to adjust tonicity.

Equine arthritis, otherwise known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common cause of lameness in horses. While older horses are often affected, arthritis can strike at an early age, too, altering a promising career path. Over time, the self-feeding cycle of inflammation results in joint surface (cartilage) deterioration, painful joint capsule thickening and the breakdown of joint fluid. The body, in an attempt to heal the damage, lays down scar tissue and bone that decrease flexibility and overall joint function. There are several areas of prevention and management that focus on stopping the inflammation and supporting the structures of the joint, including proper trimming/shoeing, exercise, good footing, balanced nutrition, injections and responsible breeding.
The tried-and-true management strategy for arthritis is joint injections. The main goal of this therapy is to reduce the inflammation within the joint and help restore it to a more healthy state, therefore reducing pain and returning the horse back to his regular exercise routine. Most joints are injected with a corticosteroid along with hyaluronic acid. Corticosteroids are very strong anti-inflammatory drugs that break the cycle of inflammation. Hyaluronic acid is also available in an intravenous preparation under the brand name Legend. When given intravenously, it migrates to the joint and stimulates the joint to produce more joint fluid and also acts as an anti-inflammatory drug. Adequan is available in an intramuscular preparation that helps strengthen the cartilage and also stimulates the joint to produce more joint fluid. Bute and Banamine, are also used to help alleviate pain and decrease inflammation within the joint.

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where exactly i should inject the medicine in the horse body? for example, muscle or vein

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