PAW Cosequin provides the raw materials that are essential for the synthesis of synovial fluid, plus the complete cartilage matrix including collagen, hyaluronic acid and the various modified sugar chains of glycosaminoglycans. Unlike steroids and some NSAID's which can damage chondrocytes, PAW COSEQUIN is not a drug, it is a true, safe, nutraceutical.
Each of the ingredients in PAW COSEQUIN has its own primary function in connective tissue synthesis:
Glucosamine Hydrochloride - stimulates synthesis of synovial fluid and the complete cartliage matrix, including collagen and proteoglycans.
Chondroitin Sulphate - in addition to being the major glycosaminoglycan (GAG) found in cartilage, provides protection by inhibiting degradative enzymes.
Manganese - must be present for proteoglycan biosynthesis to occur.
The synergistic effect of all components working concurrently is what makes PAW COSEQUIN unique.
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION:
The initial administration period is 4-6 weeks. The dosage can be increased but should not be decreased during this period. If the horse shows little or no response after 30 days, extend the initial dosage for 2 more weeks.
Average Horse - 3 level scoops twice/day
Horses over 545kg - 4 scoops twice/day
Do not lower the dose until horse has begun to respond. After a good response is achieved, reduce the total daily dosage by one level scoop per week. Gradually reducing the dosage in this manner will help find the individual maintenance level more easily. Always watch the movement and attitude of the animal to ensure it is still comfortable after each transition.
Average Horse - 1 level scoop twice/day
Horses over 545kg - 2 level scoops twice/day
Two or three days before heavy workouts or competition boost horse's daily dosage back to the appropriate initial loading dose. Continue this dose level for 2-3 days after competition then return horse to its regular maintenance level.
COSEQUIN can be mixed with feed, preferrably dampen feed slightly to allow COSEQUIN to stick to feed. COSEQUIN may also be orally dosed by mixing it with a small amount of water or molasses in a syringe.