This is just to say that this morning, Tristan got his first dose of pergolide. I’d been reading a lot about the “pergolide veil,” and the nasty side effects horses can have when starting the drug, so I designed a very careful tapering system for him based on the advice from the ECIR group. Today, he starts with 0.25 mg, and he’ll be up to the standard 1mg per day in about 10 days.
I’ll longe him tonight. Last night, I dropped the pergolide off and gave him a thorough grooming and couldn’t stop looking at his topline and neck and getting teary. He does not look good right now, and I can’t believe it happened so quickly. Here’s hoping that he’ll pick right up soon.