AAEP 2002: Thyroid Function in Horses with Peripheral Cushing's Syndrome

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Peripheral Cushing's syndrome (PCS) is seen in middle-aged horses with obesity-associated laminitis. These horses tend to accumulate fat in the crest of the neck, over the rump, and in the sheath of male horses. Researchers are trying to understand this recently named syndrome. It was first proposed that classic Cushing's disease--a disorder of the pituitary gland that leads to excessive

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