AAEP Convention: Peripheral Cushing's

Peripheral Cushing's syndrome (PCS) is a recently named problem seen in middle-aged horses and ponies with obesity-associated laminitis. These horses tend to accumulate fat in the crest of the neck, over the rump, and in the sheath of males. It was first proposed that classic Cushing's disease--a pituitary gland disorder that leads to excessive cortisol levels in the blood--was causing the

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