Your PPID questions answered
Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID)—also known as Cushing’s disease—is a complex yet common metabolic disorder that affects many older horses. Fortunately, research has led to improved diagnostics...
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The vitamin that may help prevent PPID
About 20 percent of horses older than 15 develop pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID). Vitamin E can help help prevent the condition.
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Does your horse have a greasy coat? Time to investigate
A horse’s thick winter coat is difficult enough to keep clean, but the challenge is even greater when a heavy coat is also greasy. A combination of skin oils and grime can make a horse’s coat greasy...
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Is it old age or PPID?
If your old horse doesn’t have Cushing’s disease (technically known as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID), there’s a good chance he’s going to get it. Experts estimate 60 to 70 percent of...
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Coping with PPID
Old age or pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID)? The signs of this endocrine condition—formerly called equine Cushing’s syndrome—can fool you! Thanks to ongoing research, we now have a better understanding...
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September | Blankets, Body Condition, Cushing's
· Three things to do for your horse in September: • Make sure your horse’s winter blankets fit and are in good repair • Monitor your senior horse’s body condition score and adjust their feed...
Is pasture ever safe for horses with PPID?
If a horse's PPID is well controlled by medication and management, he may be able to enjoy some grazing. But his risk of developing laminitis depends on several factors.
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New way of diagnosing PPID in Horses
Equine researchers and mathematicians have joined forces to develp a method for diagnosing PPID (also known as Cushing's) in horses year-round.
Surgical solutions for PPID in horses?
Surgery could offer a long-lasting fix for the hormonal condition, says one Canadian researcher.