Can Prascend be used in breeding, pregnant, or lactating mares?
PRASCEND has not been evaluated in breeding, pregnant, or lactating animals. As PRASCEND is a dopamine agonist, it may interfere with reproductive hormones involved in these groups of animals.
How long until I begin seeing improvement with my horse after beginning treatment with Prascend?
Depending on the specific clinical sign, improvement may be observed beginning within 30 days and continue through 6 months of initial treatment.
What is the benefit of FDA-Approval?
Obtaining FDA approval is a strict and rigorous process. PRASCEND is manufactured according to the strict specifications set forth by the US Food & Drug Administration. PRASCEND is manufactured to provide a consistent, safe, and efficacious product.
What is the best way to administer Prascend?
PRASCEND can be hidden in an apple or treat. The tablet may be administered orally by dissolving in a small amount of water, with or without sweetener. Administer the liquid with a syringe or as a top-dressing on feed. After dissolving, the tablet should be given immediately. PRASCEND should not be crushed due to the potential for increased human exposure. See package insert for full prescribing information.
What are the benefits of treatment with Prascend?
PRASCEND helps reduce the clinical signs of PPID and improve horses quality of life. Treatment with PRASCEND may cause loss of appetite. Most cases are mild.
What else can I do to help my horse besides treating with Prascend?
Horses with PPID will also benefit from an overall excellent general health care along with individual nutrition recommendations from your veterinarian.
- Diet and exercise
- Proper vaccination
- Deworm regularly
- Regular care from hoof to teeth
- Body clipping, if needed
What are the signs a horse has PPID?
Signs of PPID vary widely and may be in the early or advanced stages. Often early clinical signs can go unrecognized. Below is a check list of both early and advanced signs of PPID. If you notice any of these signs in your horse, check with your veterinarian.
- Decreased athletic performance and/or lethargy
- Delayed shedding/decreased shedding
- Weight loss
- Cresty neck/fat pads around tail head/swollen sheath
- Excessive thirst
- Excessive urination
- Abnormal (increased or decreased) sweating
- Loss of muscle mass
- Recurrent infections
What breeds are most prone to developing PPID?
PPID may be seen in all breeds of horses including ponies. It also affects both male and female horses.
What age is PPID usually seen?
PPID is not just an old horse disease. In rare cases, it has been seen in horses as young as 5 years of age.
How is PPID diagnosed?
Your veterinarian will examine your horse and determine if your horse should be tested for PPID. A blood test is often performed to determine if your horse is positive for the disease.
What is the treatment for PPID?
Pergolide is considered the treatment of choice for PPID. PRASCEND is the most proven treatment available to control the clinical signs associated with PPID in horses. PRASCEND is contraindicated in horses with hypersensitivity to pergolide mesylate or other ergot derivatives.
Is there a cure?
No. There is currently no cure for PPID. It is a chronic, lifelong disease that requires daily medical treatment. However, treatment with PRASCEND can reduce clinical signs of the disease, improving the quality of life for the affected horse. PRASCEND has not been evaluated in breeding, pregnant or lactating horses.