Re: Is Cushings inevitable?

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

Here are some definitely not thin, probably BCS 5.5 to 6, Fjords:

http://www.nfhr.com/catalog/index.php?colors=1

https://www.123rf.com/photo_19053428_beautiful-fjord-pony-stallion-moving-in-paddock.html

https://shoestringstable.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/ask-the-audience-fjords/overall-high-point-stallion-in-nfhr-evaluation-program/

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.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001

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