Alternative Treatment for Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

It is heartbreaking when your much-loved pet is sick.  You worry about them and you do your best to ensure that they get the right treatment so they can be on the mend.  Often treatment can be very costly and time consuming with numerous visits to the vet.Read More

Photonic Therapy – Complementary Treatment for Laminitis

If your horse has been diagnosed with laminitis, or you suspect laminitis, chances are you are trawling the internet to find out as much as you can about this crippling disease.  Treatment is available and can be provided by your vet and your farrier.  There is also a complementary treatment that has been shown to be effective known as photonic therapy.Read More

Treatment for Cushings Amazes Pony Club Members

Dr. Brian McLaren, Q.D.A.H., B.V.Sc., C.V.A.(IVAS), P/Grad.Dip, M.App.Sc.

A mother of two sub-teen girls wanted them to enjoy horses as she herself had done years earlier.  Two quiet and safe horses were purchased for the girls to learn to ride.  One was a very quiet elderly grey mare that happened to have Cushing’s Disease.  Read More

Cushings in a Prize Dressage Horse

Dr. Brian McLaren, Q.D.A.H., B.V.Sc., C.V.A.(IVAS), P/Grad.Dip, M.App.Sc.

I was called to attend to a prize dressage horse  in July 2010.  The mare was obviously suffering from Cushing’s Disease and had not shed out the previous Summer.  The owner stated that the mare was not her normal self, being as rough as a cart-horse to ride, with a stilted movement, and not at all generous in her response to aids.  While the general body condition was heavy, there was not a specific problem with excess fat pads on the neck or butt of tail.

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Cushing’s Syndrome in Dogs – Symptoms and Treatment

Cushing’s Syndrome can occur in any breed of dog, occurs equally in male or female and is usually diagnosed around the age of 7 – 10 years.

It is most often caused by a tumour in the pituitary gland, which in turn leads to over-secretion of cortisol by the adrenal gland. Read More

Photonic Therapy Treatment for Horses

See How Photonic Therapy Can help Your Horse with Cushing’s Disease

Dr. Brian McLaren, Q.D.A.H., B.V.Sc., C.V.A.(IVAS), P/Grad.Dip, M.App.Sc.

Cushing’s disease is traditionally considered a condition of humans and old dogs and does not appear as an equine disease in any of the veterinary texts.Read More