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Horse’s Age (at diagnosis): 20

Horse’s Current Age: 22

Breed: Morgan Horse

Clinical signs prior to PPID diagnosis:

  • Decreased athletic behavior and/or lethargy
  • Delayed shedding/Decreased shedding
  • Pot belly/Weight gain
  • Cresty neck/Fat pads around tail head/Swollen sheath
  • Abnormal sweating
  • Loss of muscle mass

Change noticed: Within 90 days

What changes were noticed: Within about 90 days on 1 mg of Prascend® (pergolide tablets), I noticed Champ's cresty neck pads were almost gone. He also had more energy, a better topline, more muscle mass and a beautiful coat that shed out. I must admit that my friend where I board, my vet and I watched Champ closely for PPID signs due to his breed and age. Two years later, Champ looks and acts like a 10-year-old. With PRASCEND, good nutrition and exercise, he has no symptoms. I strongly feel you do not have to let your horse exhibit severe symptoms before testing for PPID and acting. PRASCEND has worked beautifully. His labs have been normal range for 2 years!

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.