I saw that they are now calling Cushings Disease: PPID Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction.
The reason I am writing about PPID is because THIS was the trigger to Mama Tess’ slide into founder. It went undiagnosed because her Cushings test came back as a false negative. She had some of the symptoms, but not all, so we dismissed Cushings/PPID as the cause.
But… Cushings (or PPID) was the issue. And, I don’t want misdiagnosis or false negatives to happen with any of your horses.
I want you to know the signs and make sure you and your vet understand how to perform the test.
I went to this site, which is powered by the drug that treats PPID: Prascend. Now, I know that many of you treat Cushings/PPID in different ways. I am in total agreement, if it works. You want to make sure to test sugars, etc, after treating naturally, to make sure that your remedy is actually treating the disease and not simply inhibiting the symptoms.
I have tried several of the natural cures. For Mama Tess, her case is so severe, nothing worked for long… so, she is on Prascend.
Now, I’m not pushing this drug, I just happened to find this site that had nice graphs – and it was created by Prascend.
MEDICAL REPORT ALL ABOUT DIAGNOSING AND TESTING
I then found this report that is a bit heady, but really informative. It was put together by specialists. It tells you how to test, when to test and how to treat. Click here to download or print it for you or your vet.