Jeri & her horse "Amerigo" - 07-20-2000
+ Update 10-02-2000
my 5 yr. old Paso Fino gelding was diagnosed with photic head shaking
syndrome, on May 1st. The weeks leading up to that time were heart
breaking. I watched as my happy go lucky horse, turned frantic
and anxious. At the height of his misery he shook day and night non
Prior to our appointment at Ohio State University
Hospital, I searched for answers. Our Vet was unaware of this
malady. His examination found no injury, no disease, no cause
for this shaking. I was fortunate to find the Guardian Mask
website, which was my first clue!
Sid, you were kind enough to
return my desperate call, and told me of the horses with this problem and
how the Mask had solved or given some percentage of relief to them.
The second I placed the Mask on Amerigo, his relief was evident.
He wore the Mask continuously and improved daily. Amerigo had
only slight symptoms by the time we arrived at OSU.
medication prescribed, Cyproheptadine is not approved by the AHSA rules.
Consequently we are currently competing successfully without medication
through the duration of the show. Amerigo wears his Guardian Mask
daily, it is over three months old and shows no wear at all!
you so much!
Sid, Thank you for your continued concern and support for Amerigo's illness.
We have just returned from our successful National Paso Fino competition. We
were fortunate enough to receive many ribbons, including a 4th place Grand
National Performance Champion.
He wore his Guardian Mask during daylight,
and was medicated with Cyproheptadine only 4-5 times out of the 8 day show.
The AHSA rules state Cyproheptadine may ONLY be given up to 24 hrs. prior to
his class. He was entered in 8 classes, many of them in one day (very
stressful for him.)
Thank you for the Guardian Mask!
Thank you Jeri for sharing and
giving us an update as well, we are pleased to hear you are doing well
with Amerigo and congratulations on your ribbons!
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