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2014 PROFILES

jake
jake

Horse’s Age (at diagnosis): 26

Horse’s Current Age: 27

Breed: Appaloosa, Welsh Pony and Cob

Clinical signs prior to PPID diagnosis:

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

Change noticed: Within 90 days

What changes were noticed: Before Prascend® (pergolide tablets): Jake’s topline was hollowed out; he had a pot belly and crested neck. He never completely shed out his winter coat. He would sweat even when walking. After PRASCEND: He is completely shed out, has a filled-in topline, no pot belly, no cresty neck and no guard hairs. About a month after we started Jake on PRASCEND, his attitude changed. He is back to his old self: happy, energetic and full of life. Being on PRASCEND gave us our FUN and healthy little Jakie back. Thank you soooo much to the makers of PRASCEND and to our vet, Jed McKinlay. With my daughter Andrea, he has won many regional and state awards for her Washington High School Equestrian Team (WAHSET), accomplishing this when he was 22 years old!

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.