Equine Cushing’s Disease, or Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), results in an imbalance in the hormones produced by the pituitary gland of horses. In turn, this imbalance results in the range of clinical signs that characterise the condition. It is a chronic and progressive disease that is seen quite commonly in older horses and ponies. Indeed most people involved with horses will come across Cushing’s Disease at some time in their lives so it is important to be able to recognise its signs and know how to manage it effectively. Thanks to advances in veterinary care and our understanding of how to manage the condition, many horses still enjoy active lifestyles after the disease has been diagnosed.
Diagnosis, treatment and management of Cushing’s Disease are detailed in this Cushing's Disease leaflet.