Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Myrtle Point, OR
Equine Cushing's Disease
Hi! I'm sorry to hear that. A tumor on the pituitary gland is Equine Cushing's Disease. Our first horse Penny, a small appy mare, got it when she was 23 years old we treated her daily with, medication called pergolide. She live fairly healthy and happily for another 3 years before her liver failed her and we needed to let her go. The first symptom she had was a very curly coat. We had know idea it was a symptom of a tumor! We thought it was adorable, she looked like a little lamb, or stuffed animal, it was so soft and cute.
Keep us updated on the results, I'll ask my mom more about it. I remember her giving some special supplements and maybe some dietary changes. I know they are more suseptible to founder. Good luck!
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