Equine Metabolic Syndrome Versus Cushing's Syndrome

Fresh from the AAEP Annual Convention, here's an update on what we know about these two disorders and how to manage them:

Equine metabolic syndrome typically affects horses aged 8 to 18-years-old. Pony breeds, domesticated Spanish Mustangs, Peruvian Pasos, Paso Finos, and some Warmblood breeds appear especially prone. A preliminary diagnosis is based on obesity, insulin resistance

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