Glucosamine is a key factor in stimulating bone cells to produce more collagen, proteoglycans, and chondroitin sulfate. This is the process the body uses to rebuild cartilage. If cartilage metabolism is supported, the reversing of cartilage damage and joint pain often occur.
Isoxsuprine is prescription medication for horses used in the treatment of navicular syndrome (navicular disease). Isoxsuprine hydrochloride causes the dilation (enlargement) of blood vessels to improve blood flow to the hoof. Isoxsuprine is in a class of drugs called vasodilators.
Isoxsuprine Tablets are given by mouth. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once. This medication should only be given to the horse for whom it was prescribed.
Commonly prescribed doses are 500 mg per 1000 lbs twice daily. The dosage is then adjusted every 2 weeks depending on response. If sound, the horse is reduced to once daily and then weaned off over the next 45 days.