What is PPID (Cushing’s)?

What is PPID? Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), also known as Equine Cushing’s Disease, is an endocrine disorder of the pituitary gland, resulting in hormonal imbalances.  It is most commonly diagnosed in middle-aged and geriatric horses.   What are the clinical signs of PPID? Long/wavy haircoat (also known as hirsutism) Abnormal shedding patterns Excessive sweating […]

What is Equine Metabolic Syndrome?

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is an endocrine disorder in obese horses that is commonly associated with insulin resistance (IR), laminitis, and fat redistribution.  EMS is more often diagnosed in middle-aged horses, but can occur in younger horses as well.   Genetic Predispositions Studies have shown that certain breeds are predisposed to having IR and EMS.  […]