Equine Wellness: Cushing’s Disease in the Horse

Early Diagnosis and Treatment Prolongs Life and Reduces Symptoms By Viveka Rannala DVM   Most horse owners are aware of Cushing’s disease, known in the veterinary community as Pars Pituitary Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID). The well-known sign of PPID is a long, curly coat seen on a thin, elderly horse. However, …

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Equine Wellness: Horses’ Sense of Touch

Equine Sensitivity Requires Our Thoughtful Handling by Barbara Breckenfeld   Horses use their sense of touch to navigate their environment, but it also includes how they experience being touched by others. Touch is a major part of our interactions with them: grooming, checking legs, picking feet, haltering, leading, riding, driving, …

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