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2014 PROFILES

tommy
tommy

Horse’s Age (at diagnosis): 24

Horse’s Current Age: 24

Breed: Morgan Horse

Clinical signs prior to PPID diagnosis:

  • Delayed shedding/Decreased shedding
  • Pot belly/Weight gain
  • Excessive urination
  • Loss of muscle mass

Change noticed: Within 90 days

What changes were noticed: Within two to three weeks, we noticed markedly less frequent urination. Shedding out was still slow this spring (but we had a cold spring again). By the end of June, we noticed that the hair under Tommy’s jaw had shed completely, which did not happen last summer at all. His coat is much improved, and his pot belly disappeared by the end of the second month. He still has thoracic fatty deposits, although his hindquarters are smoother. Muscle mass in Tommy’s neck began to rebuild by the end of the third month, and our farrier commented that his chest is better. We’re at about four months now, and there is still noticeable wasting along the topline. We’re very pleased, and hope the improvements in his physical condition continue.

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.