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I have a mare with cushings. We started medication 4 days

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I have a mare with cushings. We started medication 4 days ago. Will that help that crusty neck eventually
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the horse?
Customer: I have an Arabian mare 14 yrs with cushings. We started medication 4 days ago. Will the medicine help her crusty neck. If I am calling it correctly. It's pretty thick
JA: Where does the horse seem to hurt?
Customer: She is not in pain now but I do run the hose on her neck it is pretty hot in Oklahoma now
JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the horse's name?
Customer: Her name is ***** ***** arabian
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Buttercup?
Customer: No she is eating good now we have her on a special diet and it seems to be working for her. We have a lot of mosquitoes and flies in this area

Hi there. I am an internal medicine specialist and I would be happy to help. I'm glad to hear you started the medication for Cushings for Buttercup. If you are using the FDA-approved drug Prascend, about 20% of horses will have improvement in the cresty neck after 3 months, and about 30% of them will show improvement in 6 months. More than anything, I would say the special diet will help her the most. Please let me know if I was able to answer your question today. Otherwise, please feel free to ask me any further questions you may have.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
that helped me a lot. Thank you
My pleasure. Please don't forget to "accept" and rate my answer. Please also feel free to contact me if you need anything else.
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