Legend is an injectable medication is used to treat inflammation of the lining of the joint not associated with infections.
How it works: Legend is an injectable form of hyaluronate. Hyaluronate occurs normally in the body and is found in high concentrations in joint fluid. The hyaluronate in Legend is thought to help regulate cells in the joint that would increase inflammation. When injected into the joint, hyaluronate helps the lining of the joint to heal and helps to increase the thickness of the joint fluid. This joint fluid lubricates and cushions the joint and helps protect the joint lining.
Dosage and Administration: Legend is an injectable medication that should only be administered by a veterinarian. The various commercial products have different dosing information, so the manufacturer's directions must be followed carefully.
This medication should only be given to the horse for whom it was prescribed.
What happens if I miss giving a dose: Contact your veterinarian about the dosing schedule.
Possible side effects of Legend: You may see local reactions including increased warmth or swelling at the site of injection. Consult your veterinarian if you notice any of these side effects. These effects usually disappear in 24-96 hours. If your horse experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid when giving my horse Legend? Notify your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your horse is taking while receiving hyaluronate injections. No drug or food interactions have been identified, though the risk of side effects may increase if used with other medications.