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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