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Equine Cushing's Disease (PPID)

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Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID, or equine Cushing’s disease) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in horses and can cause secondary issues, including laminitis. But, proper supportive care can offer comfort to many PPID horses.

About the Experts

Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a professor of large animal internal medicine and chair of the department of clinical sciences at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Massachusetts. His research interests include laminitis, metabolic disorders, PPID/equine Cushing’s, and many other internal-medicine related areas.

Marian G. Little, DVM

Marian G. Little, DVM, of Paris, Ky., is a field equine professional services veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim (BI). She joined BI in 2007 and is actively involved in pipeline projects, field studies, and conducting continuing education meetings for veterinarians. She currently serves as primary field technical support for Prascend, the only FDA-approved medication to control clinical signs of PPID. She also serves as a key BI liaison with Equine Endocrinology Group.