Re: Pergolide and colic
May I chip in?
In the recent webinar with Diane MacFarlane and Marion Little (BI) for The Horse.com the question of the relationship between pergolide and colic came up as well. Although there seems to be no scientific studies on this subject yet, MacFarlane suggested that it is known that pergolide influences the appetite of the horse and may cause them to eat less and therefore to drink less than they normally would. Especially the reduced intake of water could then possibly lead to colic.
In case anyone is interested to hear the webinar, you can find this following this link: http://www.thehorse.com/ask-the-vet/33389/managing-horses-with-ppid-equine-cushings
Marianne/ EC2011/The Netherlands