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  1. #1
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    Default Super dumb question about Adequan loading dose schedule....

    OK, so I totally suck at math, but since the 10 dose vial that I just bought was not cheap, I want to make sure I get the dosing schedule correct. I am giving my horse 1 shot every 4 days, for 28 days, for a total of 7 doses - though the vial contains 10 - as recommended by my vet and the Adequan website.

    The first dose was given yesterday, so.....does the next dose need to be given Sunday, or Monday? and in, either case, I am not coming up with 28 days?

    I know this should be obvious to me, but I want to make sure I get this right - I have never been so scared of breaking a vial in my life! (and yes, it's in my house, in a bubble wrapped package, lol)



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    I'm no math major either.....but when I figured it out on my calendar, it comes out to 29 days. But yes, 7 x 4 = 28

    The way I've always done it is 3 days between doses, so you're giving it on the 4th day. If you gave it on Thursday, your next dose will be Monday.

    And yes, I hate having something so breakable & expensive. I always watch the temperature guide too - trying to remember not to leave it in the car when it's 80 degrees & I'm going to the barn after work.



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    My vet said to count the first dose as day zero and give the next dose on day four. She says this method makes it easier for people to remember.



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    jnel - thanks, that does make it easier. Like I said, dumb question, but I know I can't be the only one!



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    Just out of curiosity, where did you find Adequan? I have been trying to get it for my horse for the last few months and no luck until the company starts making more again...



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    I bought some from a sweet friend. .



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    I thought I had read recently (possible COTH) that by August the supply would be returning...am I crazy, or does someone else recall this?
    "It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know--and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything." Joyce Cary



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    I just bought a 50cc bottle from my vet yesterday. He said the small bottles are on backorder but not the 50cc bottles.



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    My vet to make it easy, do Sunday and Thursday.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit Springs Farm View Post
    My vet to make it easy, do Sunday and Thursday.
    Years ago when I gave Adequan to my horse I too was confused on what was day 1 and day 4, so I emailed Luitpold. They clarified it for me (can't remember of course) but also mentioned that some vets had seen good results when using a similar schedule to the one Summit Springs Farm mentioned. (The days of the week don't matter, just pick the same two days each week for the 4 weeks.) They of course couldn't officially recommend it.



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