I guess the part that bothers me is that my girls really aren't elderly in
mule years. Pandora has had hoof troubles for so very long and she is just
17 now, while Sadie is 16. I mean if they are going to live into their 30s
or 40s --- they are just "kids," right?
I suppose this is something that will be figured out after I am "expired,"
let alone the meds! Just having a profound thought, and wanted to share!
Kay in NY

Robin <Eclectk1@...>

SNIP> many suspect it's not really a tumor <SNIP

I'd be curious to know what basis there is to this statement...
Cushings has been repeatedly shown to be a tumor on autopsy post
death... and there have been a few studies where they autopsied a
large number of elderly horses post death that were NOT yet cushinoid
and found tumors beginning... it appears to be similar to prostrate
problems in elderly human men in that it is something that is quite
common in old age but often not progressed far enough to show
noticable symptoms by the time the horse dies of old age from other
causes (other than the cushings)... This also makes it more
understandable how someone could have more than one cushinoid horse --
not such a suprising 'coincidence' if the horses are elderly...

So I'm interested to hear what basis there is to thoughts that
Cushings isn't caused by a tumor...

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