Tower Equine

Veterinary Surgeons

 

Cushings Disease - October 2012

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Do you live in the Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire area and suspect your horse or pony may have Cushings disease?

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Courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim and throughout October and November 2012, TOWER EQUINE are offering clients free ACHT laboratory fees for the diagnosis of Cushings disease. Please follow the link to claim your voucher:

http://www.talkaboutlaminitis.co.uk/certificate-form/

Remember that TOWER EQUINE offer free visits in designated areas on Mondays and Thursdays, and reduced price visits in the Newark and Sleaford areas onTuesdays, hence saving you more. Visits for ACHT testing on a free visit day will therefore only incur a fee for taking the blood.

According to Holly Applewhite MRCVS, "whilst Cushings disease is most commonly seen in older horses (over 15 years), we are seeing it more frequently in younger horses and ponies. The common symptoms are a long, curly coat, recurrent laminitis, often at strange times of the year, irregular sweating, drinking and urinating more frequently and unusual fat deposition at the hollows above the eyes. The above symptoms are not seen in all cases and we are often suspicious in horses or ponies with poor quality hair coat, unspecific skin infections and poor quality hooves. Early onset of cushings disease is easily diagnosed by laboratory testing and treated with medication from your vet."