Free ACTH test - is it worthwhile this time of year?


This is for my 16 year old mare that I have not discussed before, she qualified for the free testing but Tane did not as he has other symptoms. I do suspect PPID with Paisley based on some symptoms - slow to shed and pot belly. We got good results with CTB in shedding

My question is: would it be worthwhile to test during the seasonal rise period? 

New Brunswick, Canada


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Kirsten Rasmussen

Yes, I would test now.  This is a good time of year to detect early PPID in horses due to their exagerated response now, but that otherwise test normal at other times of the year.

Kirsten and Shaku (IR) - 2019
Kitimat, BC, Canada
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