PPID horse

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.