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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 (Vermont Equestrian Activities) 
Secretary/Treasurer Vermont Arabian Horse Association
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From: Rides 2 Far <>
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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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