Re: New Cryto Areo Supplement, thoughts???
ACTH rises in the fall in all horses . In horses affected by PPID, the rise starts earlier(often in July) and tends to be much more exaggerated due to the hypertrophy in the pituitary. The overabundance of ACTH and other hormones in response is what sets off a cascade of symptoms in the horse. It won't matter if his ACTH numbers are higher in the fall, because you already have a diagnosis of PPID and using medication to reduce ACTH output needs to be measured to see if it is being given in an amount sufficient to bring a normalization for Jadon. Temperature dysregulation is a side effect of PPID that is not being controlled.
Brief but important overview of PPID
Information here about seasonal influences. There are no "false high ACTH" in the fall when a horse when diagnosing for pergolide dosage.
Dawn Wagstaff and Tipperary
Saline, MI 2003