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Adequan Equine 500mg/5ml
Adequan is an intramuscular injection for equines used to help alleviate symptoms due to arthritis. The package comes with seven 5ml vials.
What the product cures
Adequan helps minimize discomfort, improve mobility, and reduce other symptoms caused by equine arthritis. It is also prescribed for horses that have undergone orthopedic procedures, and can benefit from the formula while healing is in process.
Arthritis in horses is a continuing disease that causes deterioration of the cartilage around the joints. Normally, the cartilage is smooth, allowing the joints to be flexible and to absorb shock as the horse moves. However, equines suffering from arthritis have damaged cartilage that isn’t as smooth, causing limited mobility as well as pain, discomfort, and additional problems.
Arthritis can cause a wide range of symptoms, and sometimes they may not even be obvious until the disease has progressed to later stages. For this reason, it can be hard to detect arthritis in horses early on, and it can be months from the time the condition developed until you notice any abnormalities. Some of the symptoms owners should keep an eye out for include; staying in a lying position longer than usual, difficulty moving from one position to another, lowered activity levels, change in behavior (depressed, aggressive, etc.), slow movement in cold temperatures, lameness, swelling of the joints, decreased hunger, and muscle degeneration.
Sadly, there is no cure for equine arthritis, but there are medications available that can help with the symptoms and even slow down the progression of the disease. Making lifestyle changes for your horse such as providing exercise and feeding a balanced diet is also beneficial.
It is thought that about 60% of horses seen for lameness have arthritis, meaning that equines in general, have an increased risk of developing the disease. Although experts are yet to figure out what the exact cause of arthritis is, there are several factors that can raise the chances of it developing. Some examples include; continuous movement or overuse of joints, bacterial infections, and trauma.
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