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Description of Prascend for Horses

Prascend for Horses is a synthetic ergot derivative and a strong dopamine receptor agonist your veterinarian may prescribe for treating an endocrine disease that can affect a horses pituitary gland and cause equine Cushing’s Syndrome, also referred to as Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID). Although PPID is usually only seen in older horses, it can occur in some as young as 5 years old.

How Prascend for Horses Works

The active ingredient in Prascend for Horses is Pergolide Mesylate. When administered as directed, Pergolide Mesylate stimulates dopamine receptors to slow down the pituitary gland from secreting uncontrolled levels of hormones, including adrenocorticotropic hormones (ACTH).

Early detection of PPID is Important

If you are noticing signs of lethargy, attitude changes, delayed shedding of hair coat, and fat accumulation in areas of tail head, behind shoulder, or above eye, you should have your horse tested for DDIP with one of two blood tests. Advanced signs of PPID include a pot belly, intolerance to exercise, skeletal muscle atrophy, and recurrent infections. Prascend for Horses is not a cure for PPID, but an effective treatment that can improve the horse or pony’s quality of life.

Before Administering Prascend for Horses

Your veterinarian should become familiar with the medical history of any horse that is to be treated and whether the horse is pregnant or is nursing a foal before starting treatment with Prascend for Horses. Only treat horses with confirmed PPID.

Prascend for Horses Precautions

Due to possible hormonal changes, women that are pregnant or lactating should not handle Prascend for Horses without proper gloves. You should not crush the Pergolide Mesylate tabs and take care when splitting them to limit human exposure to avoid possible eye irritation, headache, or irritating odor. Keep all pet and human medications out of children’s reach.

Possible Side Effects of Prascend for Horses

  • Heart murmur
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abnormal weight loss
  • Diarrhea or loose stool
  • Inflammation of the soft structures within the foot
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