don't know what to do next at a loose end (also in vets)

tikino

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some of you may remember thay my 7year old (now 8) had suspected cushings disease. he had all the tests done which gave back a result of most likely cushing disease but not a 100% diagnosis. anyway he was put on perigloid in november 08 and last month i again was not convinced he was right so got vet back out and she took more bloods. the bloods indicated a marked improvement since being on the treatment but im still not happy.

he is a mess to look at he has a hairy face but no summer coat ( he has been getting clipped out due to his big hairy coat but his caot on hos body just won't grow know).
he has got laminitis rings on his feet even although on a bare paddock a couple hours a day and in the rest of the time so getting no grass. he keeps rubbing his head and i am know wondering if he is in any pain.

it was nice weather so took his lightweight rug of so the sun could get on his back and it turned nasty while i was at work. when i got home he was in the feild shelter soaked right through as if he was not waterproof(you could splash his back and all his muscles she all going and he was shivering) i know it was wet but it was not cold.

i just am at a loss what to do for the best any more as i don't want him to suffer but don't know what is wrong with him anymore.

any sujestions or help

p.s original post to let you get the just of things. thanks for rteading and any help andrea xx

http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/sh...rue#Post3738171
 

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Sorry to hear about your horse, so young for cushings.
You know your horse best and if you think his quality of life is not great than sadly it may be kindest to have him pts.
You just have to try a look as subjectively as possible and what is best for the horse, good luck
 

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Oh hun. If you can hang on, or if he can, LL had a cr*p coat last year, but this year it's come good (I had thought he might have Cushings
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We treated him as though he was laminitic and this year, this bout of lammi apart, he's done well.
 

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What dosage of Pergolide is he on and what else are you feeding him? You can sometimes do everything humanly possible yet it still not be enough to provide any quality of life for a horse or pony. Then, the kindest thing to do is let them go. Before you do, run everything through your mind and past the vet and then past us - and hopefully a plan of action or answer will come to you.

Good luck . I'll keep my eyes peeled for an update.
 

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he is on 1mg of pergolide daily. he also get safe and sound and feedmark benevit and garlic. he gets his hay soaked to reduce calorie content. i have no intntions of giving up until i have tried everything but he will not suffer. i just don't know what else to try at the moment. his vet was on a day of today so will try and catch her tomorrow. as no piont getting someone else who doesn't know his history.
 

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I'm really sorry to hear about your horse (((hugs)))

sometimes you just know when they've had enough, and sometimes it's better to keep soldiering on.

I hope that the situation improves for you and him
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You sound like you're doing everything you can, so think if he is stable, it gives you a little time to think about what to do.

Sorry, I can't give you any advise, but I know that it's a hard thing to contemplate, through experience.
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