The Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistant Group recently opened the portal to a completely updated website.
The ecirhorse.org site originally was established in 2008. Because of original work and the hours of work that continued over the years from devoted volunteers, ecirhrose.org garners an average of 17,000 unique visits per month.
The new website has had more than 100 pages reviewed and re-written with updated information and explains in detail the signs, symptoms, and physiology of Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) and Insulin Resistance (IR); detailed information is presented on various testing procedures and treatment, as well as background as to why they are recommended.
Success Stories, now renamed Case Chronicles, have been updated. More than 50 photos and images — the majority, ECIR Group member horses — have been used to illustrate what is possible for equine health and the management of PPID and IR. Also up front and center on the home page is The ECIR Group Inc. NO Laminitis! film that illustrates what the ECIR Group is and what it does is.
For equine professionals and for owners wishing to learn all they can, detailed supporting studies and back-up data are available to be shared. Proceedings from the 2013 and 2015 NO Laminitis! Conferences may be downloaded for free. Case Chronicles and Reports from the Field point to the effect the ECIR Group and the hard work of equine caregivers can have on individual cases.
The new site has been 8 months in the making. Whether using the info for themselves, or sending to vets, hoof pros, or horse owners, the public is encouraged to make good use of ecirhorse.org.