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2014 PROFILES

mikey
mikey

Horse’s Age (at diagnosis): 13

Horse’s Current Age: 15

Breed: Quarter Horse

Clinical signs prior to PPID diagnosis:

  • Decreased athletic behavior and/or lethargy
  • Delayed shedding/Decreased shedding
  • Pot belly/Weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of muscle mass

Change noticed: Within 90 days

What changes were noticed: Although I couldn't afford to take on a sick horse, I rescued Mikey D from a bad situation in which he was not being fed properly, and had not received farrier or vet care for years. After tests confirmed our fears (Cushing’s), Mikey was put on compounded pergolide for almost a year, with some improvement. We then switched vets and put him on Prascend® (pergolide tablets), and he seemed to perk up and have more energy within weeks. He was obviously feeling better inside and was happier! In talking to the previous owners, Mikey’s symptoms had been there for at least four years! I am glad I found him, relieved that we were able to bring him home and get him proper care, and thankful for PRASCEND. He will be on it for the rest of his life, which I pray is a long time from now. …

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.