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Re: Joint lubes
Why do you need to *INJECT* it? The oral works
great on my dog and me (glucosamine/chrondroitin sulfate)!
John and Meshack
http://www.bypass.com/~ayers (Vermont Equestrian Activities)
Secretary/Treasurer Vermont Arabian Horse Association
From: Rides 2 Far <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2000 8:29 PM
Subject: RC: Joint lubes
>Hey guys.... I'm baaaaaack (well sorta, on digest at least)
>I've had advice from several people that I should put my hard working
>horse on some sort of joint lube.... injectible glucosamine or Adequan.
>The glucosamine is $15 per injection, the Adequan is over double that.
>So, who's using it, which are you using and how often? I believe the
>injectible glucosamine is a fairly recent phenomenon... who's had good
>results? Randy Eiland is quoted on the flyer as using it... Randy?
>On another note, I went to the orthopedic surgeon thinking I needed
>surgery on my "good knee". He took x-rays and said no cartilege floating
>around, just getting worn down. I wasn't willing to go on the way I've
>been feeling so I asked about things like glucosamine... or hyduronic
>(sp?) acid and he said, "Oh yes, we can inject your knee. So, I took a
>series of 3 injections into the joint, each one week apart (just felt
>like a normal shot.) When I got the injection my knee felt really good
>within hours. I was able to walk normally down stairs for the first time
>in a long time. After about 3 days it started to wear off. The Dr. said
>that's normal and that's why there's 3 injections. I did the Hallelujah
>50 two days after my 2nd injection and the knee held out fine during the
>ride (felt not so great walking around later though) According to the
>literature, the effects peak 8-12 weeks after the series. I'll let ya
>know how it holds out. I'd sort of like to get the other injected too,
>but am waiting to see what the insurance says. After the initial visit
>which had x-rays ($150) the next two injections were $50 each. I think
>the stuff is called "Sin Visc" or something like that.
>Donna Snyder Smith showed me a way to change the way I post during a
>demonstration at the convention in order to take some of the pressure of
>my knees. It really seems to help, but I wish I had a horse that didn't
>think he was a rocket to practice on. >g<
>Hurry with the advice on the Adequan/ glucosamine, I'm in the mood to act
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