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2014 PROFILES

lad
lad

Horse’s Age (at diagnosis): 27

Horse’s Current Age: 29

Breed: Quarter Horse

Clinical signs prior to PPID diagnosis:

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

Change noticed: Within 90 days

What changes were noticed: The first sign of improvement that we noticed was that Lad began to shed his coat; then, the nasal discharge we had been treating him for began to decrease. Along with a change in diet over to Equine Senior as well as adding Silver Lining Herbs, based on our vet’s recommendation, we began to see our "Old Lad" returning. Prascend® (pergolide tablets) is a snap to administer, and the results were very noticeable in a relatively short amount of time. Today, Lad is his old self. His weight has returned, his energy level is back, he is a riding horse for one of our granddaughters again, and the spark is back in his eye. Lad has been with us for 24 years now, and without a doubt we have PRASCEND to thank for that.

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.