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post #11 of 18 Old 08-18-2011, 11:47 AM
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Cushings hair wouldn't be bright, shiny and healthy looking.
It would be rough in combination with being dull looking and wavy with a failure to shed.
Actually, my gelding is constantly shedding, just never fully shedding out.
I believe him to be borderline Cushings, as he is 29 years old.
His coat is mostly shiny, but the 'ever shedding' hairs are dull in appearance.
As well, his winter coat is where I truly see the wavy hairs.
His winter coat is 3x the coat he had, ie. THICK (in winter) in his younger days.

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post #12 of 18 Old 08-18-2011, 01:21 PM
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okay now I am worried! :/

My mare has like a random patch of lighter colored ruff hairs that are longer then her shinny healthy summer coat on her neck and wither area. Should I be worried?
This is the first time I have ever noticed this on my mare, and she does shed really wierd but never thought anything of it. While she sheds out she trurns like 3 different colors, never had anyone say anything about it poss being cushings.
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okay now I am worried! :/

My mare has like a random patch of lighter colored ruff hairs that are longer then her shinny healthy summer coat on her neck and wither area. Should I be worried?
This is the first time I have ever noticed this on my mare, and she does shed really wierd but never thought anything of it. While she sheds out she trurns like 3 different colors, never had anyone say anything about it poss being cushings.
Your vet can perform a blood test, I believe.
But with my old guy, seemed needless.
It's quite common for older horses to develop Cushings.
Altho, younger horses can develop it also.
I would be more concerned if it was a young horse, say under 10 years old.
Ask your vet if you're very concerned
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Your vet can perform a blood test, I believe.
But with my old guy, seemed needless.
It's quite common for older horses to develop Cushings.
Altho, younger horses can develop it also.
I would be more concerned if it was a young horse, say under 10 years old.
Ask your vet if you're very concerned

I am not sure if I have anything to worry about, I am not really thinking there is anything to worry about she is healthy and showing no other signs so I think she is fine.
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Cushings Disease?
That was my first thought too.


It could also be a nutrition thing. Do you know what his diet was like before you bought him? (I assume this coat is the coat he had when you bought him.) Did you do a PPE?
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I think he was just on hay. Now he's on round bales, grass, grain, and some supplements. And, I'm not sure what a PPE is, but I did get a vet check done and the vet didn't seem to notice anything.
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PPE = Pre Purchase Exam.

Can you get pics of his coat?
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I'll do my best to get some pictures soon.
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