Cosequin products are scientifically formulated to support and maintain the health of your pet’s joints and connective tissue. Cosequin is available in five different formulations, each designed for specific needs depending on the overall health of your pet.
Equine Optimized with MSM Powder Joint Supplement for Horses by Cosequin
Cosequin - Equine Optimized with MSM Powder Joint Supplement for Horses - 1400 Grams (3 lbs.)
Cosequin Equine Optimized with MSM Powder Joint Supplement for Horses contains higher levels of active ingredients, now with glucosamine hydrochloride at 14,400 mg and with 2,400 mg of chondroitin sulfate (per 2 scoops), as compared to the original researched formula and is formulated as a tasty powder. The increased amounts of ingredients in Cosequin Optimized stem from current opinion suggesting that high activity horses may benefit from higher levels of glucosamine.
Cosequin Optimized with MSM has the same levels of active ingredients as Cosequin Optimized but has the further addition of high purity MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane. MSM is an organic source of sulfur, a compound used by cartilage. Some veterinarians suggest using MSM to help manage joint health. Cosequin Optimized with MSM for horses contains 10,000 mg MSM (per 2 scoops). For those wishing to additionally supplement MSM, Cosequin Optimized with MSM offers a convenient, cost-effective way to administer MSM along with the proven ingredients in Cosequin.
Optimized formulas deliver higher levels of active ingredients per scoop (compared to original formulation) and high purity MSM
Cosequin Optimized with MSM Contains the same levels of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate plus high purity MSM
MSM: 10,000 mg per 2 level scoops
84 day supply on long-term administration level based on one level scoop per day
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Optimized Formula and should my horse be given this? Cosequin Optimized is the original researched formula now with higher levels of active ingredients per scoop in a tasty powder. Current opinion suggests that horses involved in heavy activity may need higher levels of glucosamine. Cosequin Optimized provides 14,400 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride (based on 2 scoops loading administration) vs. original Cosequin’s 10,800 mg (based on 6 scoops loading administration).
I am currently giving my horse Original Cosequin Equine Powder. Should I switch to the Cosequin Optimized? If you are happy with the results you are seeing using the Original Cosequin Concentrated Powder then there is no reason to change. If your horse has an intense competition schedule you may want to switch to Cosequin Optimized for the increased levels of active ingredients.
Why does one of the Cosequin Optimized formula contain MSM? MSM is an organic source of sulfur, a compound used by cartilage. Some veterinarians suggest using MSM to help manage joint health. Cosequin Optimized with MSM for horses contains 10,000 mg of MSM (2 scoops). For those wishing to additionally supplement MSM, Cosequin Optimized with MSM offers a convenient, cost-effective way to administer MSM along with the proven ingredients in Cosequin Optimized.
Company History Founded in 1992, a private, Christian-based, company located in Edgewood, Maryland with approximately 100,000 square feet, Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. researches, develops, and markets high quality products to support the active lifestyles of people and animals. The corporate entity has two business divisions: Consumer Products and Veterinary Science. Additionally, Nutramax Agriculture, Inc. markets high quality, environmentally safe biofertilizers for the turf industry. Nutramax Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. products following production standards similar to the pharmaceutical industry. The company has become an industry leader in setting and adhering to high standards in manufacturing and quality control. Additionally, the company supports laboratory research and clinical studies on its products. Many of these studies have been published and/or presented in medical, veterinary and other health-related journals and publications.
Initial 2-4 Weeks
Under 600 lbs
1 scoop daily
½ scoop daily
Over 600 lbs
2 scoops daily
1 scoop daily
This chart should be used for guidance. The recommended initial administration period is 2-4 weeks. Once response is noted, the number of scoops may be reduced to the long-term administration level. Prior to and during an event or strenuous exercise, administration may be increased back to the initial level for extra support.
Store in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. Keep lid tightly secured to ensure freshness.
Cosequin - Equine Optimized with MSM Powder Joint Supplement for Horses - 1400 Grams
Amount Per Serving
Glucosamine Hydrochloride† minimum
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) minimum
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate† minimum
*From manganese ascorbate. † Cosequin Optimized with MSM contains FCHG49 Glucosamine and TRH122 Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories proprietary veterinary researched specifications. ** Reported on a hydrous basis.
Cosequin products are scientifically formulated to support and maintain the health of your pet’s joints and connective tissue. Cosequin is available in five different formulations, each designed for specific needs depending on the overall health of your pet. 2208 Lakeside Blvd. Edgewood,
21040 Phone: 888-886-6442 Fax: 410-776-4009 http://www.nutramaxlabs.com
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( Spring City,
9/23/2010 10:20:55 PM
I recommend this product!
This stuff is great. My vet recommended it, and I can really tell the difference for my horse. She is much happier and moves better when she is on it, and if we run out, I soon notice that she seems stiff and sore.
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