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skotch

Horse’s Age (at diagnosis): 31

Horse’s Current Age: 31

Breed: Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred

Clinical signs prior to PPID diagnosis:

  • Decreased athletic behavior and/or lethargy
  • Delayed shedding/decreased shedding
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive thirst
  • Excessive urination
  • Abnormal sweating
  • Loss of muscle mass

Change noticed after: Within 90 days



What changes were noticed: Skotch had an excessive amount of long 'wavy' hair that would not shed out this spring. He was sweating a lot and breathing hard this summer, and spent a lot of time in the barn trying to cool off. He was also losing muscle mass and looked thin and depressed. Skotch started taking Prascend® (pergolide tablets) around June 5th. Within two monts, he has lost almost all of his long winter hair, and is starting to look slick and shiny. He doesn't sweat any more than the other horses do on our hot Kentucky summer days, and his muscle condition has improved tremendously. PRASCEND has really added to Skotch's quality of life, and it gives me peace of mind knowing that he feels and looks better than he did two months ago before starting PRASCEND.

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.

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.