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Archive for category: Cushings Disease

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An introduction to Cushing’s Disease

Introduction to Cushing’s Disease (also known as PPID) What is Cushing’s Disease? Cushing’s Disease (also known as PPID, short for Pituitary Pars Intermediate Dysfunction), is a chronic progressive condition that shares some similarities with equine metabolic syndrome. It is one of most common problems affecting the hormonal (endocrine) system in horses and ponies and particularly in […]

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Managing Cushing’s Disease in the Competition Horse

Feed management of the competition horse with Cushing’s Disease The main challenges for the competition horse with Cushing’s Disease are ensuring your horse has sufficient energy, strength and endurance to compete whilst reducing the risk of complications caused by Cushing’s Disease  (PPID).  Pergolide, the main medicine used to treat Cushings Disease is not permitted in […]