10 PPID Resources on TheHorse.com

10 PPID Resources on TheHorse.com

It has no cure. Diagnostic options are limited. And it affects a larger proportion of senior horses. But fortunately, it's treatable. This disease is pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, formerly referred to as equine Cushing's disease).

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It has no cure. Diagnostic options are limited. And it affects a large proportion of senior horses. But fortunately, it's treatable. This disease is pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, or equine Cushing's disease). We've searched through our archives and compiled 10 resources to help raise your PPID IQ.

Article: Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis Researchers sought to evaluate clinical signs of PPID in a pair of recent studies. In doing so, they confirmed some suspected patterns in clinical signs and identified others they considered surprising. Read More 

Farm Call: What Causes Equine Cushing's Disease? Find out what causes PPID and why it seems so prevalent in our horses. Read More

Article: PPID Risk Factors in Horses Studied Researchers evaluated aging horses with and without PPID, and narrowed down a few risk factors for the disease. Does your horse have any of the risk factors? Read More

Article: PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined Researchers and veterinarians are still on a noble quest for the Holy Grail of PPID: a reliable diagnostic test that can detect early stage disease. Several tests and clinical signs can indicate later-stage disease, but still lack the ability to consistently and accurately determine whether a horse is developing the condition. So a group of Canadian researchers recently tested an innovative method for detecting early-stage PPID: hair cortisol levels. Read More 

Article: Managing Equine Cushing's Disease Your horse has PPID. You've consulted your veterinarian for advice and have a good handle on routine care and medical management, but you might still be missing a key component to his care: his diet. Nutritional management can make a measurable difference in how your Cushing's horse thrives. Read More

Video: Early Signs of PPID Hal Schott, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, describes some early clinical signs of PPID that horse owners should watch for. Watch Now

Farm Call: Vaccination Recommendations for PPID and EMS Horses Find out how a senior horse with equine Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome should be vaccinated. Read More

Article: Current Diagnostic Options for PPID Veterinarians can typically diagnose a horse with late-stage PPID easily. Diagnosing early-stage PPID and, thus, allowing treatment to begin earlier in the course of the disease, remains more challenging. Fortunately, research is ongoing and more reliable diagnostic tests are being developed. Read More

Fact Sheet: Equine Cushing's Disease PPID is one of the most commonly diagnosed endocrine disorders of horses, affecting approximately 0.1% to 0.5% of all horses. It is most frequently diagnosed in older horses (the average age of affected horses is about 19 years), but it can occur in young horses as well. Learn about clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for future health. Download Now

Seminar: Is it PPID or EMS? Diagnosing Equine Endocrine Disease Learn the latest about equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction PPID and equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) from leading geriatric horse researcher Dianne McFarlane, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ABVP. In this lecture she reviews clinical signs and available tests for these equine conditions. Watch Now

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