The two major endocrine disorders affecting horses--equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID or equine Cushing's disease)--were hot topics at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., Table Topic session on Equine Endocrine Disorders.

The more recently described EMS is a condition that fir

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