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ECIR BACKGROUND. Started in 1999, the ECIR Group is the largest field-trial database for PPID and IR in the world and provides the latest research, diagnosis and treatment information, and dietary recommendations for horses with these conditions. Even universities do not and cannot compile and follow long term as many in-depth case histories of PPID/IR horses as the ECIR Group.
ECIR HISTORY. Founding member Robin initiated ECIR for her little mare "Night Flight" (Tina). Diagnosed with Cushing’s in 1994, Tina passed at age 31 from unrelated causes. In 2013 the Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group Inc., an Arizona nonprofit corporation, was approved as a 501(c)3 public charity. Tax deductible contributions and grants support ongoing research, education, and awareness of Equine Cushing's Disease/PPID and Insulin Resistance.
THE MISSION of the ECIR Group Inc. is to improve the welfare of equines with metabolic disorders via a unique interface between basic research and real-life clinical experience. Prevention of laminitis is the ultimate goal. The ECIR Group serves the scientific community, practicing clinicians and owners by focusing on investigations most likely to quickly, immediately and significantly benefit the welfare of the horse.
ECIR PHILOSOPHY. A fundamental strength of the ECIR discussion group is the ability to discuss individual cases, background, science and evidence in depth. Often cutting edge in treating these conditions, everything recommended has a sound scientific and medical basis backed by years of success with many cases. We may discuss treatment options that have been found to work in other species, including humans, but that have not yet been studied in horses.
THE ECIR GROUP DOES NOT SELL ANYTHING. Members and volunteers work to be clear as to solid scientific or medical evidence versus personal theory, observation, or experience in case-by-case support. This allows the ECIR Group to stand far ahead of other groups.
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