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    Luitpold is of no help at all unless they are talking to a vet. Anybody know who has adequan in stock for shipment. KV is now out again. I need the canine, can i use the equain in place of canine? Whats the difference? Thank you, Bud
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    Fosters and Smith appears to have it in stock.
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    Allivet has some, according to an email I got today.

    Equine and canine are the same stuff, but equine may be 250 MG/ML instead of 100, so you would have to adjust the dosage.

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    The equine intramuscular is identical to the canine version. The equine intraarterial (sp?) version is the 250 mg/ml.

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    The equine version has no preservative, the canine version does and is a multi use bottle. If you can be sterile each time you pull out of the Equine bottle....

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    I've used the big bottle of equine version for several years without a problem. I do, however, store it in the fridge, although Luitpold told me there is no partciular need to do so since it does have alcohol in there as a preservative.

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    Thank you all for your help. Yes, I was able to order some from Foster and Smith. My vet had to renew my perscription, but that was not a problem. However, he called me and we had a interesting discussion about Adequan.

    When he first perscribed it for Scout, we started out with twice a week 2 ml injections for about a month. Then backed off to one injection every few weeks. Instructions call for use twice a week. My vet is telling me there is no evidance that adequan stays in the dogs system for more then just a few days. That for it to work, we need to inject much more often then what he told me when we first started out. Its difficult to figure for a layman like me, it has worked for our dog for a couple years now using it as a maintance supplement on a monthly basis. It has made a remarkable improvement to Scouts quality of life in his later years living with hip displaysia, but according to the "experts" it does no good and leaves the system after only a few days. He suggests we might just hold onto it and admister it on "bad days" when he is showing more then normal discomfort, but left it with us to decide and asked to be kept informed on how it is working. Just wanted to post these comments and see what the RTF "experts" that use adequan had to say. FYI, we also give him novox, cosaquin, vitimen e, and free form snip tips on a daily basis. Bud
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    I have had 2 different vets, one integrative and one rehabilitation, tell me that it stays in their system for about 4 days, and you need to inject it a minimum of once a week, and preferably twice.
    The way it was explained to me, that dose is for dogs with diagnosed problems like arthritis. For people who are using it prophylactically, you can use it much less often.

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    Sinner gets sub-q adequan injections every 3 weeks. I anticipate increasing the frequency. I do not want to wait for my dog to have a "bad day"...instead, I want to do my best to prevent them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff t. View Post
    Sinner gets sub-q adequan injections every 3 weeks. I anticipate increasing the frequency. I do not want to wait for my dog to have a "bad day"...instead, I want to do my best to prevent them.
    Jeff I was doing every 3 weeks and changed to every 2 weeks a few months back and I'm really happy I did, big difference.
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