After many years without an FDA-approved source of Pergolide for Equine Cushing's Disease, we now have Prascend® Pergolide tablets.
Sixty percent of horses over 20 may be affected by Cushing's Disease. Symptoms include a long hair coat, abnormal shedding, excessive thirst, laminitis, muscle loss and fatigue.
While there is no cure for Cushing's Disease, Pergolide helps minimize symptoms and improves quality of life.
The once-daily tablets cost slightly more than compounded Pergolide but the disadvantage of compounded products is that they lack federal standards of regulation. We've always had good results with our compounding companies but having quality assurance is so important to us all.