Re: Testing Tommi for PPID

Linda <PapBallou@...>

Tommi will turn 21 next week. Although she shows no signs of cushings I am going to start testing her.
Hi Karen -

I think you are very wise.

I would also stop the CTB before the blood work. We know it can help some horses with PPID symptoms, but there doesn't seem to be as much evidence that it can lower the ACTH. Still, you want to get a baseline without any influences.

I can't find any info on how long it takes CTB to clear the body, if it has even been determined. I would give it a week, but that's just me thinking...

Good luck! Hope all is normal!

EC Primary Response
West Coast
May 2004

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