Cushing’s Disease

Information on pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), also known as Cushing’s Disease in horses.

At a Glance: Signs Your Horse Has PPID

At a Glance: Signs Your Horse Has PPID

Watch for early, subtle signs of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, formerly equine Cushing’s), and pursue bloodwork to see if intervention is needed. Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

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Management Changes for Older PPID Horses

Senior horses with PPID need careful monitoring and preventive care because of equine Cushing’s effects on immunity, exercise tolerance, thermoregulation, and wound healing.

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Equine endocrine disorders

Understanding Equine Endocrine Disorders

Use this handy visual guide to learn the differences between equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), and insulin dysregulation (ID). Sponsored by Wellness Ready.

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