Adequan® Expands USDF Sponsorship

For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lexington, KY (April 21, 2016) – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. manufacturer of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), the official joint therapy sponsor of USDF, has expanded its sponsorship to include the Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference. This complements their ongoing sponsorship of the Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards, the Adequan ® /USDF Annual Convention, and the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®.

USDF Executive Director Stephan Hienzsch adds, “We are thrilled to be able to expand our long standing partnership with Adequan® i.m. to include the very popular USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference. The commitment of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, in support of USDF and the dressage community, has made a very positive impact on the sport.” Please see Important Safety Information for Adequan® i.m. below and for more information about Adequan ® i.m., visit

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to support this conference,” stated Allyn Mann, Director at Luitpold Animal Health. “The quality of instructors, riders, and horses offers a valuable program for the dressage community.”

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® is a registered trademark of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

AHD240 Iss. 04/2016 

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