The first licensed medicine for the treatment of clinical signs associated with PPID in horses is now available in the UK and Ireland. This treatment, available from your veterinary surgeon, acts directly on the dopamine-producing neurons in the hypothalamus, helping to normalise hormone secretion from the pituitary into the bloodstream.
As this treatment affects hormone production, there is usually a short lag between beginning treatment (reducing cortisol production) and seeing your horse return to normal in terms of clinical signs (as levels of cortisol in the body become normal again). It can take up to 12 weeks to see the full benefit of treatment.
Watch expert veterinary surgeons Andy Durham and Cathy McGowan talking about the value of treating horses for Cushing’s Disease
Talk About Laminitis
Talk About Laminitis is a national initiative provided by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, to improve awareness and understanding of the underlying endocrine causes of laminitis.
Free ACTH Blood Tests* to diagnose Cushing’s Disease (PPID)
Until the end of June, the laboratory fees for the ACTH blood test to detect Cushing’s disease, will be free of charge to help assist early identification of laminitis prone horses and ponies.
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