Vet Dermatol 2017 Dec 23;28(6):629-e155. Epub 2017 Jul 23.
VetAgro Sup, Veterinary Campus of Lyon, University of Lyon, 69280, Marcy l'Etoile, France.
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J Vet Diagn Invest 1995 Oct;7(4):564-7
Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA.
Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 2011 Apr;27(1):93-113
Department of Physiological Sciences, 264 McElroy Hall, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA.
Equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), also known as equine Cushing's syndrome, is a widely recognized disease of aged horses. Over the past two decades, the aged horse population has expanded significantly and in addition, client awareness of PPID has increased. As a result, there has been an increase in both diagnostic testing and treatment of the disease. Read More
J Vet Intern Med 2015 Jan 13;29(1):355-61. Epub 2014 Oct 13.
The Liphook Equine Hospital, Liphook, Hampshire, UK.
Background: Paired measurement of ACTH concentration may be more reliable than a single measurement.
Hypothesis/objectives: To determine whether the mean of 2 measurements of ACTH concentration is more reliable in assessing pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) than a single measurement.
Animals: Paired ACTH measurements were performed on (1) 148 occasions from 124 horses being investigated for PPID, (2) 90 occasions from 76 horses with PPID that were receiving treatment with pergolide, and (3) 63 occasions from 50 horses in which there was no clinical suspicion of PPID. Read More
Aust Vet J 2012 Nov 11;90(11):451-6. Epub 2012 Oct 11.
Townsville Vet Clinic, 32-34 Anne St, Aitkenvale, Queensland, 4814, Australia.
The clinical manifestations of equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) in temperate climates are well described. The classic presentation is that of an older animal with hirsutism, laminitis, poor muscle tone, pendulous abdomen and weight loss. This case series highlights the additional clinical signs of anhidrosis and heat stress with secondary exercise intolerance that were seen as primary presenting problems in equids with PPID in the hot, humid conditions of a tropical climate. Read More