I posted about a month or two ago about my horse showing signs of cushings or thyroid disease. I ended up having bloodwork done on my horse to test for both and he did infact come back with positive results for cushings. He had two tests done in one day and for the results he got an 8% when normal should be 35% but he tested normal range for thyroid which I forget the actual numbers and he is not insulin resistant which is good. Since I posted he has finally lost most of his coat but has lost weight, which my vet said is because of the cushings. He is going to be put on medicine, I also forget what he's going to be put on. He is only 12 years old and he is the second youngest horse she's ever had tested positive for cushings. So now I will be dealing with both Navicular Disease and Cushings, with both issues having no real cure :(
I don't know a whole lot about cushings except that it's caused from a brain tumor and my vet said it could also be genetic. What has been your experience with the disease and how much has it changed your horse since being diagnosed?