Cushing's Disease


Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

October 17, 2016

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More


New Data on Pergolide Dosing in Horses

October 15, 2016

Researchers found that once-daily dosing with 1 mg of pergolide is appropriate for most horses with PPID.... Read More


Survey: One-Third of Horses With Health Problems are Lame

October 07, 2016

The British survey results also suggest that lamenesses are more likely to originate in the limb than in the foot.... Read More


Feeding PPID Horses

September 12, 2016

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More


Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

August 31, 2016

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID.... Read More


What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More


Hyperinsulinemia in Horses: What to Watch For

July 22, 2016

Researchers identified several disease predictors, including advancing age, laminitis, and a cresty neck, among others.... Read More


Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood

July 20, 2016

Does a horse with sepsis-related or idiopathic laminitis have a higher risk of developing endocrinopathic laminitis?... Read More


Is Surgery an Option for Equine Cushing's Disease?

May 24, 2016

Researchers recently described a novel and still experimental procedure designed to treat PPID with positive results.... Read More


Spring Grass Safety

May 14, 2016

As benign as it might seem, this fresh forage can cause more harm than good. Here's what to remember.... Read More


Caring for and Keeping Older Horses

March 20, 2016

Owners should watch senior horses closely for signs of decline and contact their veterinarians if problems arise.... Read More


Cushing's and EMS: What's the Difference?

March 06, 2016

Practitioners must use clinical signs and laboratory testing to distinguish between these sometimes similar ailments.... Read More


Feeding the Picky Pre-PPID Horse

February 22, 2016

A nutritionist offers ideas for getting a pre-Cushing's horse to eat his supplements while maintaining his special diet.... Read More


University of Tennessee to Host Conference for Horse Owners

February 13, 2016

Lecture topics include nutrition, PPID, parasitology, back pain, toxic plants, natural foot care, and dentistry.... Read More


Vaccination Recommendations for PPID and EMS Horses

January 27, 2016

How should a senior horse with equine Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome be vaccinated?... Read More


Testing for Equine Cushing's Disease

December 29, 2015

Weighing the pros and cons of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction tests old and new.... Read More


Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

December 16, 2015

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More


10 PPID Resources on

September 24, 2015

We've searched through our archives and compiled 10 resources to help raise your PPID IQ.... Read More


Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis

September 10, 2015

Researchers confirmed some suspected patterns in PPID clinical signs and identified others they considered surprising.... Read More


Survey: Limbs, Not Feet, Main Cause of Lameness

August 27, 2015

A British survey revealed that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by limb conditions than hoof problems.... Read More


PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined

August 04, 2015

Scientists theorized that hair cortisol levels could help identify early stage pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.... Read More


Does Equine PPID Affect Immune Responses to Vaccination?

June 14, 2015

Horses with PPID had lessened antibody titers following vaccination for rhinopneumonitis and West Nile virus.... Read More


Getting to Know EOTRH

April 23, 2015

This painful dental disease is often seen in older horses and can have severe consequences. Here's what to watch for.... Read More


Cushing's Horses' Long-Term Response to Pergolide

March 08, 2015

Researchers determined that veterinarians can manage PPID long-term without a progressive increase in pergolide dose.... Read More


Infographic: Healthy Coats

November 14, 2014

A glossy hair coat is a sure sign of horse health. Discover the steps to creating the ultimate coat in our visual guide.... Read More