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MSM v Cosequin

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  • Niftymoon Original Poster Niftymoon
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    Which of these works better?

    pheets pheets
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    Very much depends on the reason for considering one or the other. Cosequin, in simple terms, is a compounded repair kit for cartilage, designed specifically and works well for diagnosed mild to moderate arthritis and specific cartilage degeneration. MSM is a naturally occurring anti- inflammatoury, working well for some allergies, most general inflammation, soft tissue wound rehab.

    Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.

    Niftymoon Original Poster Niftymoon
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    I have a 23 y.o. QH who has a history of navicular. He has stayed sound the last 3 years or so. I have had him on Cosequin (and annual injections) since 2006 or so. I want to try MSM and see how he is on that. I have tried Cosamin myself and I wasn’t sure it did much for me so I wonder what it is really doing for him, if anything. I have my other 12 ISH on MSM recently and she seems really great, noticeably more fluid.

    pheets pheets
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    I am not a veterinarian. Might be a good thing to chat with your vet before adding any supplement to a horse’s diet for health/comfort reasons. They can educate and advise far better than I! Know that I have seen MSM take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months to take full effect. Depends on the horse, of course, and the condition you are trying to address. Again: Talk to your vet as there might be other meds or supplements that will treat the situation more appropriately and effectively.

    Good on you, Niftymoon, for looking after your horse. Is that him in your profile pic? Feel free to add a tale or two, or ten : ) in the Our Horses, Their Stories etc. thread in Off Course. Lots of interesting info and support over there. Open to and fed by all!!

    Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.

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