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Horse’s Age (at diagnosis): 20

Horse’s Current Age: 22

Breed: Quarter Horse

Clinical signs prior to PPID diagnosis:

  • Decreased athletic behavior and/or lethargy
  • Delayed shedding/Decreased shedding
  • Cresty neck/Fat pads around tail head/Swollen sheath
  • Abnormal sweating
  • Recurrent infections

Change noticed: Within 90 days

What changes were noticed: More energy! Less arthritis! Before we started Mongo on Prascend® (pergolide tablets), he was unable to complete a half-hour session of walking in our therapeutic riding program at The Equestrian Therapy Center of Slidell. However, after just a few months, he was able to complete a full hour’s ride in our “Little Kids” program, called Shed Coat! Last summer, before PRASCEND, Mongo did not shed his coat. We had to body-shave him, and went through three electric trimmers before getting him completely shaved. This summer, he shed his coat completely and is shiny with no more lice!

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.