Re: Is Cushings inevitable?
Eleanor Kellon, VMD
Here are some definitely not thin, probably BCS 5.5 to 6, Fjords:
Drop down for this one http://www.norwayheritage.com/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6431
Not to be insulting but he is quite definitely still fat. The thick and often cresty Fjord neck can deceive the eye into thinking the body is in proportion. Try covering his neck and comparing his body bulk to his legs.
It has been said that any horse that lives long enough will develop PPID and there's probably a lot of truth to that. Age is still the only proven risk factor.
Eleanor in PA