Pracend (pergolide)

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Pracend (pergolide)

Postby musical comedy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:09 pm

Well guys, this is one thing that isn't woo-woo. This stuff works! My guy became Cushings this year. I noticed it all of a sudden. He was drinking massive amounts of water. Tested really high on ACTH. Put him on 1 pracend tablet a day for less than 2 months. Just tested and ACTH is normal. I know as time goes on, I may have to increase the pracend dosage, but for now I'm a happy camper. His insulin is normal too. I've been worried about laminitis cause he's big guy of 1600 pounds and now retired and not getting exercise.

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Re: Pracend (pergolide)

Postby Dapple Field » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:23 am

My pony is also on Prascend but he is only 600 pounds so is getting one half tab a day. He's been on it a couple of years and so far his blood work is good. He is old enough that he's losing teeth though.

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Re: Pracend (pergolide)

Postby Hayburner » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:09 pm

My 30 year old has been on it for at least 5 years. We started at 1 pill, last year I bumped him up to 1 1/2. I tried before the seasonal rise to take him back down to 1, but his urination increased dramatically, so he's back to 1 1/2.

Your horses high ACTH may have also been driven by the season rise, just depends on when you tested. I test before seasonal rise for a baseline..

If you are worried about laminitis, how was his insulin levels? Did you make changes to his diet and turnout protocol?

Glad you found and got treatment for him. I hate Cushing disease!!!

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Re: Pracend (pergolide)

Postby Josette » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:04 pm

I started my large pony last summer on half pill and his ACTH tested back within normal range. This will be a continued management and life style adjustment.


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