Re: Chaste Tree

Lavinia Fiscaletti

Hi Laura,

You cannot compare the ACTH levels from Aug and Dec to use as a basis for whether the CTB is having any effect or not because the seasonal rise was in effect in Aug and is over in Dec. Most horses will have a lowering of their ACTH due solely to the time of year. More info on our website:

CTB has been found to affect some of the symptoms of PPID, like non-shedding and/or woolly coat, but does not control the ACTH levels long term (if at all) so while it appears the disease is being managed, the ACTH is still running unchecked and causing silent damage that eventually adds up.

Lavinia, Dante, George Too and Peanut
Jan 05, RI
EC Support Team

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