Re: Lysodren/ vetoryl for horses?

Lavinia Fiscaletti

Hi Susan,

PPID in horses is different than Cushings in dogs. Different parts of the pituitary are involved so different drugs are used.

Lysodren isn't used in horses as its function is to destroy layers of the adrenals to lower the amount of cortisol being produced while Pergolide is used to replace the action of the lost dopaminergic neurons.Trilostane can be used but not much research available in horses and cost, if similar to that for dogs, would likely be prohibitive.

Lavinia, Dante, George Too and Peanut

Jan 05, RI

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