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Re: [RC] [RC] Long Time, No Post--ARTHRITIS - Maryben Stover

Having more than a few arthritic and ancient horses, I find that Adequan is the best.  The real Adequan works better than any of the generics, if you can afford the $50 or so a month, after the inital dosage.  It works on German Shepheds too......mb

On 7/30/07, Mike Lewis <mikelewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have a 27 year old Egyptian Arab who has a few endurance miles and was my first mount for this sport.  Imperial Nafal is feeling his age--very stiff in the hind end and occasionally has some difficulty rising from lying down after a roll.  Hind end issues appear to be arthritic in nature.
I would like to help the poor fellow out.
Can anyone tell me how well MSM works, or is there another supplement that helps ease older horses along?  Would appreciate experience with various brands of stuff (via e-mail.)  Nafal still has a willing head and heart; I would like to be able to help him feel better and even go for some easy walks along the trails with him in his retirement from a career as my Limited Distance mount.  As recently as 5 years ago he was somewhat competitive in races... then I got busy with "real life" (grad school, marriage/kids, career) and haven't had a chance to come up for air yet!
I appreciate any thoughts.
Thank you,
Mike Lewis
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[RC] Long Time, No Post--ARTHRITIS, Mike Lewis