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Equine Cushing’s Disease is typically a disease of the older horse. The prevalence is greater in horses over the age of 15. The disease is caused by an overactivity in the Pituitary Gland. This overactivity causes an increase in release of hormones such as ACTH.
Laminitis, excessive hair growth (hirsutism), increased drinking and urination, increased or ‘patchy’ sweating, abnormal fat deposition, insulin resistance, lethargy.
This works by decreasing the amount of excess hormones being produced by the pituitary gland.
Bourton Vale hosted a client evening at the Adlestrop Village Hall on Wednesday 1st Novewmber. The evening was kindly sponsored by Boehringer Ingleheim and was a huge success; allowing attendees to meet the new members of our team and have an introduction to a variety of topics.