New horse Mara arrived at SAFE from Animal Control on 10/8. She is a 30-something year old Shetland pony who currently weighs about 450# and stands 10.2hh. She needs to gain about 50 pounds.
Mara got a dental, bloodwork, and vaccines through animal control prior to her arrival at SAFE. Her ACTH was 483 which confirms her diagnosis of PPID (Cushing’s Disease) and we have started her on half a tab of Prascend daily. She’ll have her ACTH level rechecked in 4 weeks. Mara doesn’t have great teeth so it is recommended that she be on a pelleted-only diet to prevent choke, and she’ll get a sedated dental recheck in 6 months.