Re: Hello i'm New to this thread


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My boy has had PPID symptoms for 10 years.  He never has had an issue with a curly coat, or any issue with his coat.  His PPID manifests itself in the fall with seasonal rise of ACTH related laminitis.

If your horse has a diagnosis of PPID from labs drawn in the spring/summer, then you probably do have a PPID horse.  That is the time of the year when ACTH is naturally at its lowest.  Yes, stress may raise ACTH levels - it is not a given at all, and is generally very transitory.  Your story doesn't state exactly when the ACTH was drawn.  The lab ranges suggest it was run through MSU - and that may make a difference as well.

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