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    Information from Our Horse Experts

    Animal experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center share their knowledge about horses.

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    What are the symptoms of Cushing’s disease in horses?
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    An older horse with a long haircoat that sheds late in the year or incompletely may be suffering from Pituitary Pars Intermedia Disease (PPID), commonly referred to as Cushing’s disease or syndrome. PPID is caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland in the horse’s brain. Symptoms include a long haircoat, loss of muscle mass, and excessive drinking and urination. If you feel that your horse is exhibiting these symptoms, consult your veterinarian. Horses with PPID may also exhibit insulin resistance and can benefit from diets lower in starch and sugars and higher in fat and fiber. Purina® Equine Senior® horse feed has been fed very successfully to horses with PPID and was designed to help manage the condition. However, veterinary care is essential in proper care of horses suffering from PPID.


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