Horses With Cushings May Benefit From Twice-Daily Medicating

Though owners of horses with Cushings disease are well-versed in medicating their animals with pergolide, a new study suggests that twice-daily dosing may be more effective than the once-a-day administration that is currently recommended. Cushings disease is one of the most-common endocrine disorders in horses and ponies. Generally affecting older animals, the consequences of not […]

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Is Surgery An Option For Horses With Cushing’s?

Horses diagnosed with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), or Cushing’s disease, respond well to the medication┬ápergolide. In fact, pergolide remains the only FDA-approved medication for PPID. Unfortunately, pergolide can be costly for some owners and time-consuming to administer, especially for pastured horses. In lieu of oral pergolide, a pair of veterinary surgeons from the Western […]

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Research Shows Cushing’s Causes Risk To Equine Eye Health

Cushing’s disease (formally known as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID) is known to take a toll on a horse’s health if not managed properly. The heightened levels of cortisol in a Cushing’s affected horse can cause uncontrolled coat growth, recurrent laminitis, lethargy, fatty deposits, and increased thirst, among other things. Research shows that Cushing’s […]

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