Thursday, May 10, 2007

Pergolide and Horses: An update and how you can help

In my email, I've received a number of messages regarding the Pergolide withdrawal and its effect on horses.

I wanted to let folks know about a site worth reading:

The author notes that on 3/29/07, the FDA announced a withdrawal of the drug pergolide from the market. This action placed the health and well being of all horses diagnosed with Equine Cushing's Disease in jeopardy.

Dr. Kellon on her site also notes that there is no present viable alternative to pergolide to control Cushing's, or to stave off debilitating and life threatening side effect of the disease in horses.

There is a link on page one of the site to a petition. I signed it. Will you?