George is a 15 year old quarter horse we obtained through a rescue group who purchased him at auction. When we first brought him home, he could barely walk. Upon vet examination, he was diagnosed with severe arthritis in his forelimbs, as well as coffin bone rotation. It has been a long road to find a program that manages his pain and allows him to walk.
I did extensive research on joint supplements, and Cosequin ASU is the only product that has the recommended dose of glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM,and ASU in one product.
It is one of the only products for horses that contains ASU, which is proven to decrease inflammatory response.
Yes, it is more expensive than other joint supplements, but I have tried others, and noticed a difference in George's ability to move within one week. It is well worth the money.
Be aware that the recommended daily dose for the average sized horse is two scoops, and I have found that two scoops are necessary to maintain George's comfort.
In addition to Cosequin ASU, George is barefoot and receiving monthly trims by a natural hoofcare practitioner, has been switched to an all grass diet with no alfalfa or grain, and continues his regimen of Bute and Naproxen as needed.
I am happy to say he is much improved.