Understanding the Differences between EMS and PPID
As our understanding of the equine endocrine system advances, so does the demand for research on diagnosis, discovery, and efficacy of treatment for the most common endocrine disorders equine practitioners and owners deal with: equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, or equine Cushing’s disease).

Horse owner and practitioner education about these diseases, however, is lagging behind. There continues to be a great amount of confusion in the horse world surrounding these two endocrine disorders. It is critical to understand each of them in order to properly treat and manage affected

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