Re: Senior Gelding - first Endogenous ACTH Test

Kirsten Rasmussen

Hi Stacey,

With such a high ACTH Smokey should be started on pergolide now.  With treatment, he can live a long life, and he will feel much better.  As Martha said, you want to avoid the laminitis that comes with PPID.

If your vet is willing to prescribe compounded pergolide, the pharmacy of choice in Canada is Island Pharmacy on Vancouver Island.   Your vet would fax a prescription to them, and they will bill you and mail it directly to you.  Island Pharmacy does regular quality control testing, and we have had their product tested independently and found it to be correct.

Kirsten and Shaku (IR + PPID) - 2019
Kitimat, BC, Canada
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