Mocha has crossed over


I lost Mocha to colic last weekend.  She was at an equine hospital.  It was unexpected.  She was alert and did fine with the trailer ride there.  She has been back in full work the past few months.  Are PPID horses more pone to colic or could Prascend make them more prone?  It seems like several others have loss horses this way. 
Marcy and Mocha Central Texas 2021

Lorna Cane

Oh no Marcy! I'm so sorry to hear this. 
She was beautiful,and way too young.

I hope you will soon be able to replace your heartbreak with the good memories.

Lorna in Eastern Ontario


Hi Marcy - I don't have answers to your questions but just wanted to tell you how very sorry I am to hear this news. Words seem so inadequate at times like these. Hugs and support coming your way.
Beavercreek, Ohio
March 2018
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Nancy C

I am so sorry Marcy. This has to be a huge event for you.

IME here, PPID/pergolide horses are not more prone than the general population. Drinking inadequate water can be part of the pergolide veil.

Run free, Mocha. Hugs to you, Marcy.
Nancy C in NH
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Bobbie Day

Marcy I’m sorry for your loss, I don’t know if PPID has anything to do with it but we have lost a couple in our small community to colic in the last month.
Again my thoughts are with you.

Bobbie and Maggie 
Desi (over the rainbow bridge 7/21) 
Utah, Nov 2018
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Marcy, I’m so sorry you lost Mocha. What a terrible shock. 
Cass, Sonoma Co., CA 2012
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Joy V

I'm sorry Marcy, to hear about Mocha.  Such a hard loss.  Sending hugs to you.

Joy and Willie (EC/IR)
Nevada County, CA - 2019

Case history:  Willie's Case History
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Starshine Ranch

Marcy, So sorry for your sudden loss.  I lost a horse overnight like that and it is quite devastating.  I am feeling your pain and hope it soon goes away to reveal happy memories.
Linda in Grass Valley, CA  2020  Midnight and Ostara

Cindy McGinley

I'm very sorry for your loss. Unexpected, sudden passings are so difficult to understand or accept. My heart goes out to you.

- Cin & Toby (with my beloved Alf in Spirit)

Kirsten Rasmussen

Hi Mary, I'm so sorry for your sudden loss, especially when everything was going well.  I hope you can focus on the good memories and let her fly free.

I don't know of any statistics on PPID in particular, but many many non-PPID horses are also lost by colic, as I'm sure you know.  There have been studies on causes of death in geriatric horses.  This one looked at a population that was half PPID and half non-PPID and found the same causes of death (The majority (95%) of mortalities were euthanised, most frequently due to colic (20%), old age (19%), and lameness (15%)).

Kirsten and Shaku (EMS + PPID) and Snickers (EMS) - 2019
Kitimat, BC, Canada
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Marcy I am so sorry you lost Mocha.  
Janet and Chicy
Chester SC


Marcy, I’m so sorry for the loss of Mocha.  Losing a horse to colic is devastating.  I’ve been there a few times.  Most recently with my PPID horse, Logo, whom I had just switched from pergolide to cabergoline and he seemed to be making great progress.  He was 31.  Of course, all the same questions you had went through my mind as well but I push them aside.  I’ve had so many years with horses with PPID, including about 15 years of Logo on pergolide, which have been colic free.
Martha in Vermont
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July 2012 
Logo (dec. 7/20/19), Tobit(EC) and Pumpkin, Handy and Silver (EC/IR)

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Lesley Fraser

I’m so sorry to hear that you lost Mocha. What a heartbreaking time for you.

Lesley and over the bridge Omar,
11-2012, Sutherland, UK

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Deb Walker

Adding my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
Deb and Scotty I/R, PPID
Pecatonica Illinois, May 13, 2019
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