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.