Daughters of Premarin — The Generics

Mare with twin foals. Google image.

BY JANE ALLIN Further to the reference of generics in the “Alternatives To” report, I think a separate word on the availability of generic Premarin® and its daughter drugs is warranted to clear up any confusion for those seeking to avoid products manufactured from the urine of pregnant mares. Premarin has a long and interesting… Continue reading Daughters of Premarin — The Generics

Alternatives to drugs made with pregnant mare’s urine

March for Premarin Horses featured image.

BY JANE ALLIN As part of of the The Horse Fund's campaign against the manufacture and use of the Premarin family of drugs – Premarin, Prempro and Duavee – we have compiled a list of alternatives to drugs made with pregnant mare's urine (conjugated equine estrogens). We encourage you to go online to further acquaint… Continue reading Alternatives to drugs made with pregnant mare’s urine

Premarin Horses: How many does it take to make a billion dollars? Part 3

Newest Member of the Premarin Family ― Duavee How will this new drug impact profits and inevitably the PMU mares and their foals? DUAVEE®, the Premarin® ― bazedoxifene combination therapy for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis in women who have not undergone hysterectomy was FDA-approved in October 2013 amid speculation… Continue reading Premarin Horses: How many does it take to make a billion dollars? Part 3

Premarin Horses: How many does it take to make a billion dollars? Part 2

WRITTEN AND RESEARCHED BY JANE ALLIN Part 2 -- Every Figure Tells a Story So let’s get started. Be warned ahead of time that this estimate is very rudimentary and relies heavily on averages and interpolation of information collected from various sources. There are three main estrogens (along with other minor estrogen analogues), collectively referred… Continue reading Premarin Horses: How many does it take to make a billion dollars? Part 2

Premarin Horses: How many does it take to make a billion dollars? Part 1

WRITTEN AND RESEARCHED BY JANE ALLIN Part 1 -- Introduction A billion dollars – lots of zeros. And keep in mind not just a billion dollars, but a billion dollars or more year after year – this has been the profit margin of the Premarin® family of drugs since Pfizer‘s $68 billion acquisition of rival… Continue reading Premarin Horses: How many does it take to make a billion dollars? Part 1

Anna Twinney and the gentling of rescued Premarin mares and foals

Anna Twinney of Reach Out to Horses and friend.

GUEST POST BY ANNA TWINNEY Reach Out to Horses® INTRODUCTION I have made it my life’s mission to give a voice to the voiceless through gentle ways of both training horses and coaching individuals on effective communication. For almost 2 decades I have gentled PMU mares, colts and foals in both Canada and the United… Continue reading Anna Twinney and the gentling of rescued Premarin mares and foals

March for Premarin Horses Report

Hayworth and Molly Premarin flyer.

Thank you to everyone participating and making this good news report possible. March for Premarin Horses has gotten off to a tremendous start. Last week we were stars on social media. We trended twice on Twitter last week. Great job all you re-tweeters. We are also getting more shares on Facebook in one week than… Continue reading March for Premarin Horses Report

Why in the heck use pregnant mare’s urine to relieve menopausal symptoms?

Draft foal suckling.

Jane Allin tells us the history of Premarin—the hormone replacement therpay drug for the treatment of menopausal symptoms—in timeline format. It is riveting reading and explains a lot. Did you know that the first estrogen replacement product marketed in the US ― called Emmenin ― was made from the urine of pregnant women? The year… Continue reading Why in the heck use pregnant mare’s urine to relieve menopausal symptoms?

Reach Out to Horses reaches out to Premarin foals (video)

From feral foals to foals in training, Anna Twinney shares her Reach Out to Horses® methods with students from around the globe as they gentle untouched foals rescued from Canadian slaughterhouses. As a by-product of the Premarin family of drugs, these weanlings have found sanctuary at Ray of Light Farms. Embarking on their week's training,… Continue reading Reach Out to Horses reaches out to Premarin foals (video)

Premarin: The horses, the drugs, the women

Vintage Premarin ad from the days when it was made by Ayerst.

THE HORSES Premarin mares are large bred horses such as Belgian—Quarter Horses crosses, prized for their large bladders. For most of their 11-month pregnancies, these horses are confined to stalls so small that they cannot turn around or take more than one step in any direction. The mares must wear rubber urine-collection bags at all… Continue reading Premarin: The horses, the drugs, the women