Cushing's Disease

Cushing’s Disease

Primarily due to pituitary gland tumor and occurs most often in horses over 12 years old.
Clinical signs include long curly hair, lethargy, loss of weight and muscle mass, polyuria and polydipsia and poor performance.
Recurrent infections due to immune suppression and chronic laminitis are associated with this disease.
In these pictures a mare with Cushing’s disease suffering from unilateral mastitis recurrent, responded very well to treatment but it is essential to take all necessary measures in handling these animals to prevent future infections.