Initial loading dose of Adequan is 5cc IM every four days for 7 doses. (Alternatively, you can administer 5cc IM once per week for 8 weeks straight).
After that time, dose with the maximum amount affordable/desired for the remainder of your horses career. Giving one dose every 1, 2 or 4 weeks is very effective for most at this point (depending on your level of performance required).
However, strategic planning of your Adequan can be helpful. For example, dosing 24 hours prior to an event or show can be quite performance enhancing. Furthermore, dosing weekly for two months prior to beginning the show season can be very helpful at maintaining reliable soundness during the season.
Adequan treats joint disease by providing short term relief of pain and inflammation, increasing lubrication and stimulating cartilage repair.
100mg/ml 50 ml bottle