Poor Buckwheat. His ACTH results came back…normal for this time of year is around 21–53, his was at 164, so quite elevated and definitively Cushings. Well I guess it is a good thing that his adopters could no longer keep him so we can now get him the care he needs! He will be started on Pergolide ASAP and we will retest him in 3 months to see if his dosage is correct.
For now he is very much enjoying his huge mush meals of grass hay pellets, beet pulp, low-carb grain, rice bran, Cool Calories, oil, and probiotics. Oh and I put him on a week of Echinacea just in case his immune system is depressed and he’s gone through a lot of changes lately. I expect him to look and feel much better in a month or two!