Managing PPID


A bright future is possible

As a horse owner, you can play a key role in keeping your horse healthy and active at any age. If you notice unusual signs in your horse, particularly shagginess or other changes in hair coat, laminitis (lameness), or fat pouches in unusual places, such as around the eyes, have your veterinarian check your horse.

Most likely, your veterinarian will give your horse a complete check-up to find out why it's not feeling its best.1 If your veterinarian suspects that your horse may have an underlying condition, such as PPID, he or she may order some blood tests1 or begin treatment right away to help your horse get back on its feet again quickly—or back to looking like its normal self.

Helpful steps

Though there is not yet a cure for PPID, the good news is that today's latest treatment options, coupled with supportive care and routine veterinary exams, allow many horses with PPID to fully enjoy life for many years.1-4 For instance, your veterinarian may advise simple steps including regular hoof care, dental care, body clipping, changes in diet, and antibiotic treatment for any infections, to help keep your horse looking and feeling great.1-3 Today the signs of PPID truly can be controlled, giving horses back their health and happiness.

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. Using PRASCEND at the same time as drugs known as dopamine antagonists should be avoided. These drugs may diminish the effectiveness of PRASCEND. If your horse is especially sensitive to pergolide mesylate or similar products, PRASCEND should not be used. Refer to the package insert for complete product information.