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View Poll Results: Legend vs. Adequan, or other. Which do you prefer? (Please tell why.)

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  • Adequan

    9 56.25%
  • Legend

    5 31.25%
  • Other

    2 12.50%
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  1. #1
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    Question Legend vs. Adequan - or other?

    Which do you use? What are you using it for specifically? Which do you prefer and why? If neither, what are you using you like better? TIA!
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    I use Adequan as a preventative measure. My young gelding gets the loading dose twice per year. I've also heard that Pentosan can be a good alternative.



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    Adequan- I was giving it to my jumper 1x a month (and not seeing any real difference)but decided to do the loading dose for the month of November. He is 19 and I think it will really help him stay comfortable thru the winter. He will get his hocks injected in the spring if needed.



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    they are too different to use one or the other, for the most part.

    Adequan takes a bit longer to kick in, but also lasts a heckuva lot longer.

    Legend kicks in more quickly, but is "done" more quickly too.

    Many people use both - Adequan either 1-2 times a year loading dose, or a yearly loading dose with a monthly shot (or similar), and Legend a few days before a big(er) event to provide a boost.
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    Used to inject Adequan monthly - later on added the Legend. The two together made a big difference.



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    I used a knock-off Adequan recommended by my vet. My horse slid into a fence post and hit directly on the inside of his left hock. After healing the huge gash, he was super stiff on that hind leg. After the loading dose of it, you couldn't tell that it had ever happened, and he went back to full dressage training and eventing and scoring as well as he did before the accident. Worked great, so I'm assuming Adequan does too
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    What is a 'knock off of Adequan" ? Polyglycan? Other?
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    I know quite a few folks who are using Pentosan, (switched from Adequan). Apparently far less expensive than Adequan, and they are quite pleased with the results.
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    I use the IM Acetyl-D-Glucosamine, and I've been pleased with the results. Several years ago, two weeks of injections, and my then 18 year old gelding gelding got his flying lead changes back for another three or four years.

    My understanding is that in a few studies it has been less effective than the Adequan when given with the same frequency. However, the price difference is drastic enough that I can easily afford to give the acetyl-d-glucosamine consistantly every other week after the loading dose cycle, or even repeat a loading dose withough thinking twice, whereas doing so with the Adequan would be cost prohibitive.

    I pay about $3.25 per dose of the acetyl-d-glucosamine, versus $40 or so for Adequan.
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    I clicked Legend because I notice a huge difference in my horse when I give it, but really the answer is: both Adequan and Legend together on a two week rotation - Adequan on the first of the month, Legend on the 15th of the month...



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    Quote Originally Posted by FineAlready View Post
    I clicked Legend because I notice a huge difference in my horse when I give it, but really the answer is: both Adequan and Legend together on a two week rotation - Adequan on the first of the month, Legend on the 15th of the month...
    That was my favorite program when I was showing my older horse. Now that he is on the trail riding retired program, I'm trying the multiple shots @ 4 day intervals to see if I can skip his annual hock injections. I thought because he was retired and on monthly (more or less) adequan, I could avoid the expense of legend and injections. Guess again. 15 months after the last injection I felt like a total heel. He was bone dry, poor guy and 4 weeks later my farrier remarked offhand to me, "I don't know what you did to Robbie, but boy was he a lot easier to shoe this last time - I meant to tell you, he was having a hard time with the hind end..."

    Yes, could I have felt smaller?

    So now it's 7-8 months post injections, he's used up the 3-4 single dose bottles of adequan I had left over. I bought a 10 dose bottle of adequan and I think I'm probably going to go slightly "off script" and only do 6 shots, then give him a 2 month break (let's just say between the 3 year old and winter, he doesn't get ridden that much), then give the remaining 4 shots every 4-6 weeks and see where we are. If it doesn't do the trick, I may go back to annual injections with periodic adequan injections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FineAlready View Post
    I clicked Legend because I notice a huge difference in my horse when I give it, but really the answer is: both Adequan and Legend together on a two week rotation - Adequan on the first of the month, Legend on the 15th of the month...
    Same here- seems to be the best program. The horse on layup gets just Adequan every 2 weeks. When he's showing heavily it's Adequan every other week and Legend on Friday night, usually only 2 Fridays a month. (Bigger classes Sat/Sun).



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