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Christine Holmes Bukowski
Username: canyon28

Post Number: 163
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Friday, Feb 16, 2007 - 1:11 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have an older mare that is getting fairly arthritic. I keep her on pasture to keep her moving as much as possible but she is clearly getting stiffer each year. She is kept in foal and is 21 or 22 this year. I would like to know if legend or adequan shots would help her and how many times I need to give them to her throughout the year.
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
Username: dro

Post Number: 17786
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Saturday, Feb 17, 2007 - 7:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Christine,
If arthritis is the problem yes that and other treatments can help. For specifics see the treatment section of, Diseases of Horses » Lameness » Joint, Bone, Ligament Diseases » Arthritis and DJD: An Overview.
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Username: sunny66

Post Number: 1641
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Saturday, Feb 17, 2007 - 10:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Christine, Brave was stiff all over at the end of last summer. Had a farrier come out who mentors my farrier and he fixed the stiffness almost immediately. Just a thought, maybe it's her feet?
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