Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
When the tumor gets too large, it can cause neurological symptoms , and the Pracend only controls the effects from excess hormone production
Here is some info. I had to put my gelding down, once her showed hind end weakness. The medication is not going to shrink that tumor
In the advanced stages of the disease, severe neurological problems can occur if the pituitary gland becomes big enough and causes compression in the brain. Symptoms of compression include ataxia (uncoordinated movement of the limbs), fever, hyperventilation and possibly recumbency leading to death. If treatment is not provided—and sometimes even if it is—the pituitary gland gets larger, the immune system weaker and the body condition worsens to the point of real debilitation for the horse. These horses look and act very old. Their hair coats are extremely long, sometimes several inches long, and very wavy. They breathe heavily and sweat in their stalls and seem extremely lethargic. They might start to sway when walking, and in the most extreme cases get to the point where they can’t get up.