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2014 PROFILES

ruby
ruby

Horse’s Age (at diagnosis): 21

Horse’s Current Age: 28

Breed: Welsh Pony and Cob

Clinical signs prior to PPID diagnosis:

  • Decreased athletic behavior and/or lethargy
  • Delayed shedding/Decreased shedding
  • Weight loss
  • Abnormal sweating
  • Laminitis

Change noticed: Within 90 days

What changes were noticed: Ruby was tragically stricken with Cushing’s disease. And prior to taking Prascend® (pergolide tablets), she suffered from chronic laminitis in all four of her hooves. Euthanasia was discussed three times over the course of a year before PRASCEND became available. Although Ruby’s complications from Cushing’s were carefully and properly managed with compounded pergolide, strict diet and proper farrier care, She seemed to get no relief from the pain. But after taking PRASCEND, Ruby’s health dramatically improved for the better. We were thrilled to have had absolutely no side effects! The small size of the pill makes it very easy to administer. Before PRASCEND, Ruby’s ACTH level was measured at 88; it has now decreased to 20. She has gained weight and her coat is healthy and shiny. Ruby definitely seems to be getting younger, not older, as her quality of life has amazingly improved!

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.