Legend (hyaluronate Sodium), distributed by Bayer Co., is an Intra-Articular injectable solution for Equine.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Legend (hyaluronate Sodium) treats horses with synovitis, joint disease, and arthritis.
The joints within the body of equine and canines alike, aid in basic everyday movements. There are four joint types in the bodies of horses. First, the Hinge joint are joints such as the knee, while allows abductions and adduction movements. Second, the Pivot joint which allow the head and neck to turn to right and left directions. Third, the ball and socket joint which is the joint located in the hip, allowing rotation. Fourth, the gliding joint allows rotation of the ankles. Every joint is supported by muscles, tendons, and ligaments to provide power to each joint. The joints are also cushioned with cartilage and synovial fluids to prevent bone-on-bone grinding. Over time synovial fluids wear down, causing the bones to wear down together, this condition is known as acute or chronic joint disease.
A pet which has developed acute joint disease will show signs of lameness and maybe painful to the touch. The joint itself may appear swollen and warm when felt. Chronic joint disease will cause the pet a great deal or pain and reduce the motion of their once flexible joints. As the condition progresses, the pet will become unwilling to move about, to travel, and will have daily lameness. A pet in this condition will be unable to perform as he/she once had and may become depressed. Secondary problems can arise from joint disease as pets will have difficulties standing.
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Pets which are prone to this ailment are performance horses and dogs, racing animals, jumping animals, sporting and hunting animals. Common breeds which may develop this condition include the thoroughbred horse, Labrador retriever dog, saddle bred horse, and bloodhound dog to name a few.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
What does Legend look like?
This product has a yellow tint in color.
When will I begin to see results?
Legend is injected directly within the joint; therefore, treatment is going directly to the problem. Results will be seen in as little as seven days.
What causes the fluids in my horse’s joints to deteriorate?
Athletic horses and horse in constant movement tend to wear down the support fluids faster than a horse at rest.
Should I prevent my horse from engaging in physical activates during treatment?
No, but keep the activities light. Simply engage your pet in a light exercise, such as a walk, to prevent stiffness.
I have been using this product for 10days and have seen no improvement. What should I do?
Contact your veterinarian promptly. Your pet most likely has a severe underlying condition that requires medical attention.
Is this product recommended?
Absolutely, in fact, this product was formulated by veterinarians for veterinarians.
What side effects can this product produce?
No side effects have been reported while using this product.
*Ingredients per ML
This product to be use in animals only.
Keep out of reach from children.
Not to be used in animals for consumption.
Not to be used in pregnant or lactating females.
PET: This product has not been studied in pregnant or lactating females. Always present medical problems to the veterinarian if condition does not improve.
HUMANS: This product is to be used in animals only. Keep out of the reach of children. In case of an accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately. This product should not be given to animals intended for human consumption.
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS:
If Swallowed: Immediately contact a poison control center and seek advice. If the affected person is in a state to swallow, offer them to sip a glass of water. Unless suggested by the doctor at poison control centre, do not encourage the person to vomit. If the affected becomes unconscious, do not administer anything though their mouth.
If in eyes: Keep affected eye open and using water, wash it lightly and unhurriedly for fifteen to twenty minutes. Contact lenses, if in use, should be removed after the initial five minutes and washing of eye be continued. Get in touch with a doctor or poison control centre for further advice and action to be taken.
Storage and disposal
Storage: store product at room temperature. Keep away from light and heat.
Disposal: Empty containers should be disposed of as directed and never re-used. Recycling or garbage disposal is viable as directed upon product label. Consult a medical waste agency for directions to depose of remaining drug and container. Contact 1-800-CLEANUP1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
No generic equivalent is available.