Re: New & Updated Case History help please
Hmm, OK. So I am slowly figuring this out, haha.
So you are suggesting Cricket start Pergolide (Prascend)? His feet are drop dead gorgeous. The only time he had a hoof issue was when he was on the DEX. And that presented itself with chipping walls that took a few months to grow out, no pain. Nicole S, has balanced his diet for me :) I don't notice any other physical signs of PPID but I want to be pro-active. I am trying hard to avoid the rabbit hole because I am fully aware it can strike like lightening. I am off today, I can try to get updated photos of him. He is not fully shed out so he looks a bit ratty, maybe I can bathe him today and blow out as much hair as possible with the shop vac??? He might be thinner than I expect since his exercise has greatly increased so he just may need a little more hay for his "athletic" calorie needs. I was so hoping that all of our hiking would have helped his numbers as well as his weight :(
The vet suggested insulinwise. I did my reading and see it is effective only about 50% of the time. Honestly I'd rather soak hay in the warmer temps if we think that would help with the ESC than put him on a drug. I cannot soak in the winter, did that many years ago for my pony and it's just too cold here in the winter. They don't have a real barn that maintains temps above 0c.
So how do I find out about the donkey, Chispa? Without knowing about how his numbers look I don't know if there is anything better I can do for him. He lives with Cricket. The only time they are separate is when he goes in his stall to eat his Stable 1/Vitamins, Cricket can't fit under the railing.
THANK YOU SO MUCH :)
Jeannean, Cricket, Chispa de Vida (& Prince Willy over the rainbow) Mercuri ~ PHCP Barefoot Trimmer