Re: Seasonal Rise

Leigh Jacobs

Hi Michelle,
In the Southwest, we start seeing clinical signs in horses in July.(sore feet, picky eaters, increased pee spots,etc.) In the past,  I have started increasing Ace's dose in small increments starting in June and usually go up either 0.25mg or 0.50mg every 4 weeks until end of September.  I then test. I want to see if I am controlling his PPID on the low end of the Cornell normals.   In January, I tend to drop his dosing by 0.5mg.  However, this year, I noticed that he took longer to shed out and his coat was different. Discussed it with my boss, an equine vet.  He believes that I should not drop his dosage this coming January and suggests that we plan on testing in early April 2015.  As always, each horse is an individual and show us up all of the time.  A friend's horse shows absolutely no symptoms except an exceptionally long coat. Nothing else appears to bother this mare.
Leigh, Ace and Shadow
Tucson, AZ

On Sunday, August 10, 2014 6:27 PM, "Michelle Peck Williams fionn@... [EquineCushings]" wrote:

How do you know when the seasonal rise has started? and when it ends?

Michelle Peck Williams & Fionn
Lexington, Kentucky USA
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