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February 2017

thank you to path intl. silver sponsor luitpold animal health, manufacturer of adequan i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan)

Denver—A big thank you goes out to PATH Intl. Silver Sponsor Luitpold Animal Health, the manufacturer of Adequan® i.m.! Luitpold Animal Health generously offered to donate Adequan® to PATH Intl. Member Centers.

A total of 178 PATH Intl. Member Centers participated in the donation program, helping 1,328 horses. Adequan® is an intramuscular treatment for non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness in the carpal and hock joints in horses. Adequan® is the only FDA approved polysulfated glycosaminoglycan.

“We recognize that these amazing animals do so much to help so many,” stated Allyn Mann, director of Luitpold Animal Health. “We turned our sponsorship of PATH into a win-win, by donating product for horses whose veterinarian prescribed  Adequan®. All of us at Luitpold are excited to help such a worthy cause.”

Audrey Bolte, Associate Brand Manager of the Animal Health Division stated, “We at Luitpold were elated that a meeting of the minds and a huge amount of teamwork could occur to make this donation program happen for the centers. The horses at these centers are the true heroes that help impact the lives of many riders and center visitors. We are thankful to all who assist in keeping these heroes doing their job.”

Luitpold has been a long-time friend and supporter of PATH Intl., sponsoring the PATH Intl. Veterinarian of the Year award. Each year, boxes of Adequan® are supplied to the centers that nominated the winning regional veterinarians. We are grateful for their support in keeping our horses healthy. Without our equines, this important and life-changing work could not be done.


About PATH Intl.

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International® (PATH Intl.®) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. At 877 member centers, more than 62,400 children and adults, including 5,500 veterans, may find improved health, wellness and a sense of pride, independence and fun through involvement with horses. Therapeutic horsemanship at member centers may include hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition, ground work and stable management. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful EAAT programs. There are nearly 55,000 volunteers, 4,846 instructors, 7,546 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. Member Centers.

About Adequan® i.m.


For the intramuscular treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness of the carpal and hock joints in horses.


There are no known contraindications to the use of intramuscular Adequan® i.m. brand Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan in horses. Studies have not been conducted to establish safety in breeding horses. WARNING: Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. 

Adequan® i.m. is the only FDA-approved Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan.

There is no generic Adequan® i.m.

To learn more about Adequan® go to

About Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Luitpold Animal Health, a division of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, is committed to advancing equine joint health through scientifically proven and FDA-approved products. Luitpold Pharmaceuticals is a Daiichi Sankyo Group Company. 



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