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Campaign Pushes For Routine PPID Tests

A British pharmaceutical company calls for older horses to be regularly tested for PPID
Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim is urging veterinary surgeons in the U.K. to test for Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction, also known as Cushing’s disease, routinely at the annual health check or vaccination visit for horses older than 15.
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Briefings: November 2016

Acupuncture Does Not Modulate Palmar Heel Pain Many owners of horses with palmar heel pain explore a number of ways to relieve the discomfort, including acupuncture. Research from the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine and published in The Canadian Veterinary Journal finds that acupuncture appears to relieve the pain in some, but not all horses.
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Know The Signs Of Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s disease, or pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), occurs primarily in older horses — those in their mid to late teens and early 20s — but the disease has been documented in horses as young as 10 years old. Approximately one in seven horses will be diagnosed with PPID, so a working knowledge of signs indicative of the disease is useful for your clients.
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Turn the calendar back to 1957 and the typical Thoroughbred averaged 40 lifetime racing starts. Yet the average number of Thoroughbred racing starts has dropped to fewer than 14 today, says Bobby Trussell, co-owner of Walmac Farm near Lexington, Ky. Sharing his thoughts recently with readers of The Blood-Horse, Trussell doesn’t buy the conventional wisdom that the number of reduced racing starts is due to the breed becoming more fragile, a change in track surfaces or growing concerns about soundness issues.

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