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2014 PROFILES

caradino
caradino

Horse’s Age (at diagnosis): 13

Horse’s Current Age: 16

Breed: Other

Clinical signs prior to PPID diagnosis:

  • Delayed shedding/Decreased shedding
  • Weight loss
  • Abnormal sweating
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Recurrent infections

Change noticed: Within 90 days

What changes were noticed: I first adopted Caradino (aka “Dino”) in November 2010. He was a fat, flabby, furry German riding pony. In the spring, Dino was barely sweating when I rode him, wasn't shedding out, had lost a lot of weight, and had obvious muscle wasting. My vet tested him for Cushing's, and sure enough, he had it. We changed his diet and started him on pergolide. Within a few weeks, he was sweating normally, and shed his winter coat within a month. When my vet heard about Prascend® (pergolide tablets), she immediately switched Dino to it. I plan to give him PRASCEND for the rest of his life, it’s done such great things for my pony.

Important Safety Information: PRASCEND is for use in horses only. Treatment with PRASCEND may cause loss of appetite. Most cases are mild. Weight loss, lethargy and behavioral changes also may be observed. If severe, a temporary reduction of dose 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 potential for increased human exposure.