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Cosequin® ASU

Nutramax Laboratories — Item #15976
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A best-selling Cosequin formula

  • 14,400 mg of glucosamine, 2,400 mg of chondroitin sulfate & 10,000 mg of MSM support healthy joints
  • Includes 2,100 mg of NMX1000® avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) to help protect cartilage
Cosequin® ASU goes above and beyond the traditional glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate products on the market. Cosequin® ASU contains NMX1000® avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) formulated with FCHG49® glucosamine hydrochloride and TRH122® low-molecular-weight chondroitin sulfate. Plus the addition of high-purity MSM! This sets Cosequin® ASU apart from any other joint health supplement for horses. And all in a tasty, easy to administer powder! 

For the next level in joint support, consider Cosequin ASU® Plus!

View our Joint Supplement Comparison Chart


Guaranteed Analysis per 32.2 g:
(Maintenance Dose = 1 scoop (16.2 g) daily)
  • Manganese
    100 mg
  • Ascorbic Acid
    610 mg
  • Glucosamine Hydrochloride*
    14,400 mg
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)*
    10,000 mg
  • Chondroitin Sulfate*
    2,400 mg
  • Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) Powder*
    2,100 mg
  • *Not recognized as an essential ingredient
Ingredients:: Soy protein isolate, natural and artificial apple flavor, gum resin, mixed tocopherols and silicon dioxide.

Cosequin® ASU contains FCHG49® Glucosamine Hydrochloride, TRH122® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, and NMX1000® Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables, Nutramax Laboratories® proprietary veterinary researched specifications.


Instructions for Use:
Administration as a supplement for horses:

Initial 2-4 weeks:
Under 600lbs 1 scoop daily
600lbs to 1200lbs 2 scoops daily
Over 1200lbs 3 scoops daily

Long-Term Administration: Under 600lbs 1/2 scoop daily
600lbs-1200lbs 1 scoop daily
Over 1200lbs 1-2 scoops daily

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. 

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    Cosequin® ASU is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 282.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes noticable difference Have used this product for years, I can tell when my horse has had it and when he hasn't. He is more fluid, comfortable, and willing when on it regularly. Easy to feed and he likes the flavor.
    Date published: 2015-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! My 20 year old retired show horse has responded very well to being put on this product. He's moving great and feeling great!
    Date published: 2015-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for our Horse Excellent joint care supplement. We've noticed a difference in our horse.
    Date published: 2015-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Helped my old 24 year old get back into peak shape.
    Date published: 2015-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great joint protection I have had my mare on this for years. She's in intense upper level dressage training & I wanted to be proactive in saving her joints. She's never had any soundness issues related to joints & I definitely think Cosequin plays a role in this accomplishment. It's pricey, but in my mind it's worth it.
    Date published: 2015-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong product I have used the Cosequin ASU for two months on my LARGE draft that is my primary dressage horse. Expensive, but worth the expense to ensure he is supported when his workload increases.
    Date published: 2015-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new Mare Bella I have a Mare that Developed some Artheritis. My vet recommended the cosiquin asu. I have been giving it to her for about 4 months now. She is a new horse. She is 8 years old. It really works!!
    Date published: 2015-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cosequin ASU I just started using this a month ago and think it is really making my horse more comfortable. Thanks you very much.
    Date published: 2015-02-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Noticeable difference in my horses comfort level.
    Date published: 2015-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart Investment Cosequin ASU is an important part of an overall joint maintenance plan for all of our competition horses.
    Date published: 2015-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product! My 16yo Hanoverian has a torn meniscus and while it isn't completely debilitating, it can be VERY painful when it moves. Since he starting the loading dose of this product about two months ago, he feels and acts amazing in general work. It has kept us enjoying fun rides on the trail and general ring work. Both of us are thrilled.
    Date published: 2015-01-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not much change Vet recommended this for my horse after a stifle injury. Didn't notice much of a change after a month. Vet said on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most improvement, she was a 1. Switched to SmartPak Rehab as I have had success with that. I feel she's looking better already. Just because it did not work for my horse ( it worked for another horse in our barn) I would still try it if recommend by a Vet.
    Date published: 2014-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Sailing I bought this product a month or so ago for my horse who has hock and joint issues. With this cold weather, especially, Cosequin has helped immensely. Love it and definitely recommend it !
    Date published: 2014-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I just began using this supplement about 2 months ago, and I do have to say my middle aged horse is feeling looser and supple! :)
    Date published: 2014-10-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Supplement I have used for several months and do not see any significant changes.
    Date published: 2014-09-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems to keep my horses joints comfortable It's hard to tell if this is making a difference as my 18 yo horse has been on Cosequin (without the ASU) for years. I recently switched to the Cosequin ASU product. My horse eats it right up along with his other supplements.
    Date published: 2014-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product makes a world of a difference in the mobility of my Belgian draft mare.
    Date published: 2014-09-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good....only been giving for 1 month The Cosequin takes more than 1 month to really show results. But does seem to give her what she needs since we see her running around pretty sound.
    Date published: 2014-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I have seen great results with this product. Not to mention my horse loves the apple flavoring!
    Date published: 2014-07-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from No noticeable difference I have been giving this product to my mildly arthritic horse for about six weeks now and I have seen no noticeable difference.
    Date published: 2014-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great. Quality. Affordable. Easy. Storage bin great. Keeps barn shed organized and labeled.
    Date published: 2014-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I started my horse on this about 9 months or so ago and I keep coming back for more. He is allergic to various other joint supplements, but not this one. It took a little while getting used to, but once they are continuously on it you will see positive results.
    Date published: 2014-04-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from About the same as other joint products I bought this a month ago and did not see any difference in my horse from the more expensive product.
    Date published: 2014-04-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from works great I bought this supplement and it works great but I have a hard time getting my horse to eat it. he prefers pelleted supplements
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not as effective as injectables I had my horse on this from September until now. I think it worked okay, but noticed he was tight in his back and it took a while to warm up. Basically he felt inconsistent coming through his back. He is 8 yrs old, and has competed successfully through training before I got him. I had the vet come out and do a lameness exam. He was sore in the hocks and left front pastern. He injected these areas and horse is now on Adequan. It ended up more cost effective to be on injectables as opposed to orals. I think this is a good product, but not for a horse like mine who had more involved joint issues.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Haven't seen any difrence My friend gave me a two month supply of this to help my mare with some arthritis in her back. She has been on it for 6 weeks and I haven't seen even a small change her comfort I will be trying something else
    Date published: 2014-02-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from overall a good product I have several horses on Cosequin and the majority of them show improvement overall. It is not my first choice however, but not because it doesn't work. It is not my first choice because I prefer Adequan but with the limited availability and the big increase in price of the Adequan, I find Cosequin to be the next best thing to use for joint support. This stuff does work, it can be a little rough on the stomach but most horses tolerate it pretty well especially if you take the time to slowly get them used to it before you start to preload it. Preloading is very important so if you use it take the time and the money to do it. But if you go straight into preloading before getting them use to it be prepared for stomach upset.
    Date published: 2014-02-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The horse as shown improvement. He was very stiff in the rear. He's better now, even without medication.
    Date published: 2014-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Wish it came in pellets... I have my 17 y/o Dutch WB on Cosequin ASU and I can tell a difference! It has really helped with his stiffness coming out in the winter and no more creaking and cracking! Even though he's 17, he jumps around like he's 5. He's never had a problem before but wanted to have him on this for extra comfort and support. And I wanted to help the creaking and stiffness in the cold months. Though, I do wish it was pelleted. For a higher priced supplement, I feel that less would be wasted; especially for picky eaters.
    Date published: 2014-02-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected I've heard so many great things about Cosequin and I needed to a joint supplement for my 17 year old, so I decided to try it. I didn't notice any changes with his movement at first so I thought it would just take some time. He's been on it for 6 months and I've only noticed a small change with his stiffness. This is not worth $60 per month.
    Date published: 2014-01-28
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