Cushings Protocol Alternative to Pergolide Prascend for Horses

Alternative Treatment for Horse Cushings Disease

Alternative to Prascend for Horses

Natural Cushing’s Treatment for Horses

Alternative Treatment for Horse Cushings Disease FAQ:

Q- Is there a natural treatment for Equine Cushings Disease?

Cushing’s Free Naturally is a natural cushing’s supplement for horses.
The drug Pergolide known also by the brand name Prascend is the prescribed drug treatment for cushing’s disease in horses. While it is the most commonly prescribed treatment, some horses refuse to take Prascend Pergolide or do not respond well to the treatment.

Q- Is there an alternative to Prascend for Cushings in Horses?

If you’re looking for alternatives to Prascend, Cushings Free Naturally is a natural cushing’s supplement for horses that may be an option. It is very palatable pelletized blend of herbs. 

Before you start your horse on Cushings Free Naturally- If your horse is currently on another treatment: Consulting with your veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product.

It may be possible to manage Equine Cushing’s Disease with the correct dietary and lifestyle changes. Feeding low sugar, low starch feed and hay along with an herbal supplement for Cushing’s support daily is beneficial.
Cushing’s horses require limited access to grass to avoid founder and using slow feeders for hay is recommended. Adding regular movement and exercise and natural hoof care and you can get your Cushing’s horse sound, happy and symptom free.

Q- What is the difference between Pergolide and Prascend?

Prascend is the the brand name for the drug Pergolide

Q- Does Cushings Free Naturally lower the ACTH number?

We do not claim that Cushings Free Naturally will lower ACTH levels. Read more information on ACTH testing here: Does a high ACTH result mean my horse has PPID?

Using Cushing’s Free Naturally as an alternative to Pergolide Prascend. How to transition your horse from Prascend Pergolide to Cushings Free Naturally

Q- How do I wean my horse off of prascend/pergolide?

Cushing’s Free Naturally may be a natural alternative to Pergolide and Prascend. We do not recommend mixing the herbal supplements with medications unless advised to do so by your Vet. When you start your horse on Cushings Free Naturally you will also need to start weaning off Prascend or Pergolide at the same time.

If you choose to discontinue using either of those drugs you can go ahead and start your horse on Cushings Free Naturally but you will need to wean off of Prascend/Pergolide. You don’t need both. Your Vet can advise on this if you are unsure.

Our customers report a successful transition from Prascend/Pergolide by starting your horse on Cushings Free Naturally at the same time you start weaning off of Prascend/Pergolide. Add Cushings Free Naturally daily and give the Pergolide every other day for a week or so, then every 2 days and so on until they are completely off. Again your Vet may provide other recommendations so it’s always a good idea to consult them before making any changes.

Once your horse off Prascend/Pergolide and all other drugs- start a 30 day liver and cleanse with Liver Cleanse Naturally and a 30 day Kidney Cleanse with Kidney Cleanse Naturally. You can do both at the same time along with Cushings Free Naturally. It’s important for the liver and kidneys to function properly so we can get the best results from the herbal blends. An unhealthy liver and kidneys means an unhealthy body.

Q- What is the dosage for Cushings Free Naturally?

Cushings Free Naturally Dosage Recommendation: 1 scoop= 1 serving
Ponies, minis and small horses- 1 scoop/serving daily
Horses up to 1000lbs- 2 scoops/servings daily
Horses over 1000 lbs up to 1250 lbs- 3 scoops/servings daily
Over 1250 lbs- 4 scoops /servings daily

Q- My horse is diagnosed with Insulin Resistance and Cushings Disease. Will Cushings Free Naturally also address the IR?

Not all horses with Cushings Disease are IR but many are. Studies show about 80% of all PPID horses are also metabolic with insulin resistance. If your horse is also insulant resistant add Sugar Balance Naturally which is specifically formulated to address Insulin Resistance in horses and can be used along with Cushings Free Naturally for horses who have both.

Q- My horse is suffering with Laminitis/Founder. What can I do to help?

Adrenal Support Naturally is also a great addition for horses with Cushings (PPID), Laminitis/Founder, Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS), EPM, under stress from training, trailering, showing, competing, or vaccinations, or long term drug use. Adrenal Support Naturally helps to support balanced adrenal and pituitary activity promoting a healthy stress response and adrenal gland function.

If your horse has pain from laminitis or founder add Circu-Flow Naturally.  It may help horses with inflammatory problems by promoting normal blood flow and encouraging normal pain response. It may also encourage circulation to tissues and be beneficial for healing. For extra pain support or when there is excessive swelling use in combination with Herbal Bute Naturally for added support.

Q- Is there a cure for Equine Cushings Disease?

There is no known “Cure” for Cushing’s Disease in horses. With Cushing’s Free Naturally it may be possible to encourage normal balance in the body and alleviate symptoms like long shaggy coat and delayed shedding after winter, low energy, laminitis/founder, increased sweating, muscle and weight loss, and excessive drinking and urinating. Restoring balance may be beneficial in your horse’s return to a more normal and happy life.

*Disclaimer: We make no medical or veterinarian claims to any of the products offered on this site. The information presented on the Alternative Animal web site is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and should not in any way be used as a substitute for the advice of your physician, veterinarian, or other licensed health care provider. Before you start any herbal supplements we recommend checking with your Vet first.


Read: Managing Cushing’s Disease in Dogs Naturally-A Holistic Approach


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