How Long Do Horses Live With Cushing’s Disease?

Cushing’s Disease is a particularly dangerous disease because many owners are unable to catch it in the early stages or lack a thorough understanding of the disease.


About Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s Disease or Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) is a potentially fatal disease that affects around 15-30% of horses. Almost 80% of those cases are in ...

Expected Life Span for Horses with Cushing’s Disease

Unfortunately, there is no cure for Cushing’s. Once a diagnostic is complete, usually by a dexamethasone suppression test, owners ...

Although Cushing’s causes many secondary issues, the primary goal is to decrease blood glucose levels to stop the body from releasing insulin ...

Cushing’s Disease is certainly not something an owner wants to deal with. But with increasing numbers of horses diagnosed each year, it’s important to stay educated on symptoms and potential treatment plans.


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