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Re: RC: Prednisone

In a message dated 7/22/99 9:41:58 PM Pacific Daylight Time, CMKSAGEHIL 

<< You are right about the therapeutic effect, but I can vouch from personal 
experience that sometimes the side effects last longer than the therapeutic 
effects.  That would be my concern, re fluid regulation.  But you make a good 
point that immunosuppression also lasts longer than the therapeutic effect, 
and since competition is another stressor, that's a good thing to keep in 

Right, I forgot about the dehydration--also unusually high blood sugars.
 >Also, the aftereffects of allergies aren't "gone" just because the hives 
are, either--a good allergic attack can leave one fatigued for several days, 
too, which isn't the way I'd want my horse to go into competition, either.
 Heidi >>

Yep, best to pass on this one.


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