There is a Buzz in the Barn, Are You Listening?

Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), formerly known as Equine Cushing’s disease can often go undiagnosed. Previously thought of as an older horse disease, more and more horses are being diagnosed at an earlier age, some as young as 5 years of age.1 Because the early signs of the disease can often be very subtle, it may often be overlooked until the disease is in an advanced stage. Be sure you are listening to the buzz in your barn.

Important safety information

PRASCEND is for use in horses only. Treatment with PRASCEND may cause loss of appetite. Most cases are mild. Weight loss, lack of energy, and behavioral changes also may be observed. If severe, a temporary dose reduction may be necessary. PRASCEND has not been evaluated in breeding, pregnant, or lactating horses and may interfere with reproductive hormones in these horses. PRASCEND Tablets should not be crushed due to the potential for increased human exposure. Refer to package insert for complete product information.

Reference

1. Donaldson MT, McDonnell SM, Schanbacher BJ, Lamb SV, McFarlane D, Beech J. Variation in plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone concentration and dexamethasone suppression test results with season, age, and sex in healthy ponies and horses. J Vet Intern Med. 2005;19(2):217-222.