pergolide dose & testing questions
Cornell finalized report
ACTH. 51.0 pg/ml
Insulin 76.8 ulU/ml
Horse...KR Azeem, Arabian gelding, 03/25/2001
Has been on one tablet Prascend since last Oct. 3rd.
Eats less than 1/4 pound per day of triple crown Lite to take Prascend, and take California trace plus, salt, etc....
He ate Stabul one for several weeks then stopped...refused it even without supplements or only mixed with Lite, or just by itself...
He will eat Stabul treats by themselves.
Eats giant Bermuda from California...big 3 strand bales...loves it...hay nets but eats every bite that falls through or anything.
Am titrating up Prascend dose...aiming for 2 tablets, but will need to switch to equivalent dose of compounded pergolide fairly soon.
This bloodwork cost $299.00, so would like to save next blood test till after he's been on full compounded dose for whole month at least.
Than only ACTH and insulin.
His hooves are great...trimmed every 3 weeks by wonderful Rebecca who attended ECIR conference last October.
She and the vet both like his body condition...don't change anything. Ribs can be seen, especially when he moves.
He is 15.1...between 170-190. Don't have anyone to ride him and too hot now anyway...98-100+ every day.
I only have an iPhone 5 , but can occasionly borrow older iPad, so haven't attempted case history at all. Plus, I am 72, severely technologically
challenged, but have been reading everything you send out for quite a while. My former trimmer, Marcia Hermann, attended 2015 conference
and recommended you. I believe that if she hadn't, if I hadn't learned from ECIR, if I had followed former vets advice...thyroid l and corrective
shoeing with pads to elevate heels, etc...my horse would be dead.
Instead...he is alive...beautiful and brilliant (ask him).
I adore him and am deeply indebted to the group.
Will appreciate any advice you give.
Ann and Azeem
Go here to Wiki, https://ecir.groups.io/g/main/wiki/home , and then Case History Help.
Last item talks about iphones.
Lots of us here are over 72, but manage to bumble our way around somehow.
Lorna in Eastern Ontario, Canada
Eleanor Kellon, VMD
Long story short - yes, up that pergolide dose. He's teetering on the high danger zone for laminitis and may not tolerate any ongoing seasonal rise.
Eleanor in PA
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Hi, Ann, and sorry for the delay. I am glad to hear Azeem is feeling well 😁
If it were me, I would go up to 3 mg compounded, but just increase by 0.5 mg at a time; you can do 1 and 1/2 prascend for 4 days, then 2 prascend for 4 days, then 3 mg compounded.
Let us know how it all works out.
On Sun, Aug 26, 2018 at 11:31 AM, ann conn <stillhollowfarms@...> wrote:
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