The Horse, BI Bring You the Latest PPID Resources

Look for up-to-date information on diagnosing and managing horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) throughout June on TheHorse.com.
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Researchers are continually investigating pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, previously called equine Cushing’s disease) in an effort to help affected horses live longer, healthier lives. To keep you up-to-date, The Horse has named June 2021 “PPID Awareness Month.” We’ve teamed with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica to bring you information about diagnosing and managing the disease all month long.

Usually considered a geriatric condition, horses can start showing clinical signs as early as age 7. These signs include a shaggy, abnormally shedding coat; abnormal fat deposits on the body; muscle lost, fatigue; poor performance; and laminitis.

Look for PPID content all month on TheHorse.com, our Facebook page and Twitter feed, and in our e-newsletters.

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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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