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2014 PROFILES

dutch
dutch

Horse’s Age (at diagnosis): 18

Horse’s Current Age: 19

Breed: Appaloosa

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
  • Laminitis

Change noticed: Within 60 days

What changes were noticed: The first thing my vet and I noticed was his loss of cresty neck. Then I noticed his attitude was improved. He seemed to feel better. This took about a month. He did not seem to be so depressed and started whinnying at me in the mornings again. I missed that when he was feeling sick. Poor Dutch had been hungry a lot. Nothing before Prascend® (pergolide tablets) seemed to work. Then, he lost about 300 pounds in approximately three months! Now, six months later, he is well on his way to a healthy weight, and I have started to exercise him again. Dutch is back to his funny, stubborn self. I am very pleased with his progress on PRASCEND, and I would recommend it to all my friends. Thank you, Prascend.!!! It is so wonderful to have my Dutch back.

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.