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Re: prascend experience....already know about the group difficulty using it
Posted by Gail Ivey on 1/11/2016, 11:11 am, in reply to "prascend experience....already know about the group difficulty using it"
I don't use Prascend, but have always used the compounded pergolide, however I had the same issue with my horse. I think it takes some horses a longer time to get acclimated to it. I felt like I was dragging a dead horse around for several months. He seemed to have no interest in anything except grass. When I first started him on the pergolide, he did get the "fade" which killed his appetite, but even after he got his appetite for hay and grass back, he never again would eat anything from a bucket - no cubes, no pellets, no beet pulp, nothing. He gets his pergolide in a handful of alfalfa flakes. I can't give him supplements because he just won't eat anything else. It took him probably six months to fully stabilize after backing him off to .25 mg, then gradually increasing back up to 1 mg, and he was the saddest thing you ever saw during that time. He literally could do nothing but eat and poop and would only eat hay and grass. He had no aggression, but did have two episodes of irrational extreme fear. I would say to give it more time. My horse occasionally starts to lose ground and we up his dosage by .25 mg at a time. He's now on 2 mg and doing great. It's been six years. Give her more time and see how she is in the fall.
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