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  1. #1
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    Default Polyglycan IM?

    I'm sure this is discussed somewhere on the board, but my searches seem to lead to multiple threads that derail into the legal issues surrounding off-label indications or unapproved drugs.

    Does anyone give Polyglycan IM with good results? What dose do you use?



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    Everyone I know does Polyglycan IV. I've had good results.



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    This topic has come up before.. and the resounding answer is 'no'. Polyglycan is very THICK.. it is not the easiest IV injection to give.. I can't imagine doing it IM.

    Have used it on my horse IV with excellent results.



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    My experience is the same as pattir7's. I have a horse on polyglycan and it is much, MUCH easier to give as an IV injection. I tried it once IM; as noted, it is quite thick and challenging to inject nicely into the muscle.
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    If you want to do IM purchase glucosamine and chondroitan separately from the HA. You're wasting money but putting HA in the muscle and risking unecessary discomfort for the horse for several days.



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    My vet prescribed Poly G IM every thirty days. Yes it is viscous, but if you use the proper gauge needle it is no more difficult to inject than anything else. My horse pays no attention what so ever during the injection and does not show any ill effect after wards. For what it's worth. Dose is 5 ML or half a small bottle.



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    I have used it both IM and IV. I had been using it IV, but my mare is extremely hard to get a needle in and will rear and strike so the vet recommended IM as they said it works just as well. I did it for two months and noticed that it did not seem to work as well as it had when injected IV for my mare. I went back to IV and she improved once again.



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