Cosequin Equine Powder plays an important role in maintaining optimal joint function.
From yearlings to 20-year-old stallions, and in every discipline from Dressage to Cutting Horses, Cosequin® success stories continue to pour in. Regardless of age, breed or discipline, the stress of training and competition causes wear and tear to articular cartilage, eventually compromising optimal joint function and dramatically affecting the performance of the equine athlete.
The performance and mobility of your horse is dramatically affected by how well his joints function. While physical conditioning canstrengthen muscles, bones, and tendons, the tremendous forces exerted on the skeletal joints (fetlock, knee, stifle and hock) during training and competition causes wear and tear to the joint cartilage. Articular cartilage is critical to joint utility. Immersed in synovial fluid, articular cartilage provides a smooth, low friction surface between bone ends, and transmits load forces to the underlying bones.
Cosequin's patented formula provide the raw materials that are essential for the synthesis of synovial fluid and the major components of articular cartilage matrix. The synergistic effect of each ingredient performing its primary function concurrently is what makes Cosequin unique and the only true broad-spectrum cartilage matrix enhancer.
Cosequin is a patented combination of dietary ingredients ofunparralleled purity and each has its own primary function inconnective tissues synthesis.* Glucosamine HCL
- In addition to being the main substrate for the biosynthesis of glycosaminoglycans and hyaluronic acid, the primary function of glucosamine is to stimulate the secretion of glycosaminoglycans in the articular cartilage.* Chondroitin Sulfate
- In addition to being the major glycosaminoglycans found in cartilage, its primary function is to inhibit degradative enzymes. Degradative enzymes contribute to cartilage breakdown.* Manganese
- A necessary cofactor in the body for the biosynthesis of glycosaminoglycans.* Ascorbate
- It is a necessary cofactor in the body for collagen biosynthesis. Directions:
Cosequin can be top dressed on sweet feed. Add a small amount of water or molasses to get the Cosequin to stick to dry feed. You may also administrate orally. Mix Cosequin with a small amount of water or molasses and dose orally with a syringe.Initial Administration
Average Horse - 3 level scoops AM & PM
Horses over 1,200 lb. - 4 level scoops AM & PM
Overly large horses (warmbloods, draft breeds) may need 4 or 5 scoops AM & PM
Do not lower amount until horse has begun to respond. After achieving a good response, reduce total daily amount by one level scoop each week.Gradually reducing the amount will help find an individual maintenance level. Watch the animal's movement and attitude to ensure that it is feeling comfortable through each weekly transition.
Suggested Maintenance Administration
Average Horse - 1 level scoop AM & PM
Horses over 1,200 lb. - 2 level scoops AM & PM
Amount can be increased at any time to maintain desired comfort level.Two or three days prior to heavy workouts or competition, boost daily dosage back up to initial loading dose. Continue this level for two to three days after competition, then return to regular maintenance level.
|Each Level Scoopful (3.3 grams) contains:||Cosequin Equine Powder|
|Glucosamine HCl 99+%||1800 mg|| |
| Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate 95%|
Mixed Glycosaminoglycans 5%
|600 mg|| |
|Ascorbate (as Manganese Ascorbate)||104 mg|| |
|Manganese (as Ascorbate)||16 mg|| |
- SIZE: 700 grams