Get Rid of Dangerous Cushing's Disease in Pony or Horse With These Smart Tips

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Now some helpful information will guide you to identify the Cushing’s disease which may occur on your own pony or horse. The Cushing’s disease is potentially dangerous disease when it is left untreated.  As it has been known as the slowly killing disease, it will bring into higher stage of pituitary gland dysfunction. What is it? The Equine Pituitary Dysfunction is commonly brought from a tumor which is located on the pituitary gland.
The Cushing’s disease is commonly happened to ponies and horses in the age of up to 7 years old. Based on the research, the most usual clinical sign appearing in eighty percent of horses is malformed shedding with thick, lengthy, curly wavy hair coat. The lethargy and narcolepsy can be also identified as clinical sign of defined disease. Moreover some clinical signs then will be elaborated into clear view like too much drinking which is more than ten to twelve gallons for every day, too much urination, weight loss, improved appetite, muscle wasting of hips, spine and neck, repeated infections, broke hair coat and Laminitis.
 When you can identify some clinical signs above on your horse’s and ponies then you should go further on calling out the veterinarian. In fact, identifying the Cushing’s disease is quite confusing because it brings the same clinical signs as the insulin resistance. It brings a vet exam important to clarify the treatment and diagnosis. The diagnosis of Cushing’s disease itself is anchored in the dexamethasone suppression test (blood test), clinical signs and history. When the symptoms are already identified as the Cushing’s disease, we should go for treatment. The things that you will need are worming medication, blanket, Cyproheptadine, clippers and coffee grinder.
You should add serotonin blocker and cyproheptadine on your pony’s food. Put the medicines in coffee grinder and grind it. After that, add the medicines on pony’s food. Observe regularly the condition of the horse and check the amount of water it consumes every day. The veterinarian will continually enhance the medication stage until the excessive drinking water can be reduced into normal stage. When you identify the symptoms can be controlled well, automatically your veterinarian will trim down the dosage of cyproheptadine into maintenance stage. When all has been under controlled, it does not mean you are free. There are some following things to do for making sure your horse or pony gets back into normal.
Discuss with the veterinarian to choose the right diet for your horse or pony. The best diet for pony with Cushing’s disease is by reducing the carbohydrates. Get rid of barley hays and oat and take legume hays and feed grass for regular diet. It is effective to bring back the condition of pony or horse into normal. Do not forget to always clip the pony’s coat and put blanket when you think it is required. Make sure that the pony is free from stress because it will significantly make worse the Cushing’s disease. The condition around the barn should be clean and create conducive ambience during recovery.


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