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2014 PROFILES

twinkie
twinkie

Horse’s Age (at diagnosis): 16

Horse’s Current Age: 16

Breed: Other

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
  • Laminitis

Change noticed: Within 90 days


What changes were noticed: After our grandson, John, outgrew Twinkie, we knew she would safely and gently introduce our granddaughter, Hannah, who was born with Down syndrome, to the world of riding. So we were devastated when Twinkie was diagnosed with laminitis as well as PPID. Her prognosis was poor. Our good friend and talented veterinarian, Dr. Ted Specht, prescribed Prascend® (pergolide tablets). We have been both amazed and ecstatic over the results. Twinkie has regained her zest for life. She is bright and happy. She moves comfortably and soundly. Thanks to PRASCEND, we can look forward to seeing Princess Hannah surveying her kingdom from Twinkie’s back. Twinkie is more than a pony; she’s a friend, partner, therapist and has another child to raise. Thank you, PRASCEND!

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.