Joint Areas in Horse



  • Cosequin is the #1 veterinarian recommended joint health supplement brand


  • Exclusive trademarked ingredients – FCHG49® Glucosamine, TRH122® Chondroitin Sulfate, and NMX1000® Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU)


  • The brand shown safe, bioavailable, and effective in horses in published research

Press Release: New study supports the role of avocado/soybean unsaponifiables, glucosamine, and chondroitin sulfate in the management of joint health

Which Cosequin® formula is right for my horse?

Cosequin has the right formulation for your horse’s joint health needs. The formulas are designed to provide different levels of support. Whether your horse is a reiner, show jumper, or trail blazer, young or old, there is a product to suit your horse’s needs. You should always ask your veterinarian to advise you on the best Cosequin formula for your horse. Below are guidelines to assist in making your choice.

Cosequin Powder


My horse is involved in light work.

  • Glucosamine
  • Chondroitin Sulfate

Cosequin Optimized and with MSM


My horse is moderately worked.

  • Glucosamine
  • Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)

Cosequin Optimized and with MSM


My horse is involved in heavy work.

  • Glucosamine
  • Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU)

Cosequin ASU Plus


My horse is involved in very heavy work.

  • Glucosamine
  • Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU)
  • High Quality Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
  • Green Tea Extract

Not All Brands Meet Label Claim

Whether a product meets label claim (contains the levels of active ingredients stated on the label) is important when choosing a joint health supplement, as unfortunately products do not always pass this test. Levels of glucosamine in animal health supplements have been evaluated relative to the product labels in published studies and reports over the years, and a number of supplements have failed to meet label claims. It can be difficult to know which supplements, especially on the equine side, meet label claim, so it is important to seek out products backed by published research, not just testimonials, and manufactured by companies that you trust.

  • Less active
  • Limping or stiffness
  • A reluctance to jump
Joint areas in cats

  • #1 Vet recommended retail joint health supplement brand
  • Manufactured under strict quality standards
  • High quality ingredients

Cosequin is a patented, scientifically researched nutritional supplement dispensed by thousands of veterinarians to help cats maintain healthy joints. As cats age, it is common for their joints to become less flexible which impacts their mobility and quality of life. You may have noticed that your cat is less eager to jump to her favorite spot. While she used to prowl and chase “prey”, now she is content to rest. Cosequin contains TRH122®* low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate, FCHG49®* glucosamine hydrochloride and manganese ascorbate. These ingredients have been scientifically formulated to support and maintain the health of your cat's joints. Published clinical studies have shown that the specific combination of ingredients in Cosequin works together to maintain the structure of the cartilage in the joints while inhibiting the enzymes that break down cartilage. It is very important to note that the published clinical studies on Cosequin do not apply to other brands.

The exclusive combination of TRH122® chondroitin sulfate, FCHG49® glucosamine, and manganese ascorbate in Cosequin works together to maintain the structure of your cat's joint cartilage while slowing the enzymes that break down cartilage. Glucosamine hydrochloride acts as a building block of cartilage by supplying a key nutrient that keeps cartilage cells healthy and functioning properly. Chondroitin sulfate blocks the enzymes thatbreak down cartilage. Manganese ascorbate is added to help optimize the production of cartilage components. Cosequin has been used since 1992 in animals to maintain joint health. While the ingredients have been used separately, published controlled studies show the patented combination of ingredients in Cosequin is superior to using the ingredients alone.

Early action is always the best advice. With regular checkups your veterinarian can talk with you about your cat's aging process. Your veterinarian may discuss weight control and the administration of Cosequin to help your cat in her senior years. Whenever you notice limping, stiffness, or a reluctance to jump, it is important to have your cat examined by your veterinarian. Your veterinarian can advise you if Cosequin can help. Joint problems generally get worse with time. When your veterinarian recommends Cosequin, the sooner it is started, the more opportunity your pet will have to respond and return to normal activity.

Some veterinarians also recommend Cosequin to help support urinary bladder health. The inner lining of the bladder wall is protected by a layer, which contains some of the same compounds as are found in cartilage. This layer prevents urine and the waste products contained within it from seeping into and damaging the lining. Since the low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate found in Cosequin is available to more than just cartilage cells, the bladder may use it to help support this protective layer.

Cosequin, with its exclusive combination of high purity glucosamine, low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate and manganese ascorbate, is the only glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate supplement that has been shown safe, effective, and bioavailable in peer-reviewed, published, controlled, U.S. veterinary studies. Chondroitin sulfate is a large molecule that is difficult to absorb. Cosequin is the only brand that uses the high purity, TRH122® low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate that has been studied for absorption. Lower molecular weight means the particle size of the molecule is smaller and more easily absorbed by the digestive system than other less pure forms of chondroitin sulfate. While this highly pure form of chondroitin sulfate is more expensive, it is the only one supported by published, controlled U.S. clinical studies for efficacy, safety and absorption. Cosequin is manufactured in the United States by Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc. following manufacturing standards adopted by the pharmaceuical industry. Each batch of Cosequin is subjected to stringent quality control measures and meets label claim, while a study published in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association showed that over 80% of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate brands did not meet their own label claim.