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I'm new to the list too.
Located in Western PA, I have a small Exmoor-type pony gelding, 10.2 hh who
is somewhere in his mid-20's. For the last few years he has not been
shedding out as nicely as he usually did Now, this spring, I've noticed an
increase in urine output, altho he has shed out better than in the previous
year. Otherwise, he is his normal, active and feisty self. His job is to
be companion to a 3 yr old stallion and he manages it very well LOL.
When possible, I use all natural health care products and treatments on our
horses. I recall some time ago having read of a natural supplement for
early Cushoid horses, but have of course since forgotten what it may have
been or where I saw it.
So far, I haven't been able to access the main site for this list, but I'll
keep checking in, or maybe try from the library so I can read the overall
Suggestions and information are greatly appreciated.
Andaluz del Gavilon
For whatever the information is worth... My Cushinoid mare, Tina
Kay Howitt <akkray@...>
Hello and welcome, Sharon...I have a 22 yr old Cushinoid Appendix QH gelding
who was diagnosed a year ago, although he had symptoms for the previous 2
years. It seems that horses vary in their symptoms, as my guy never has drunk
or urinated excessively, but had slow healing, an irregular hair coat and
I would just keep a watch on your pony and monitor his drinking/urinating as
you've been doing. In my opinion, it is wise to have a Cushing's test done if
there's any question of a horse having the condition. The earlier a diagnosis
is made the quicker a horse can receive treatment. I wish I had known of my
horse's Cushing's much earlier and before he suffered his first, second and now
third bouts of laminitis. The outlook is not good for my sweet horse, although
I believe the medication he has been getting this past year has helped
tremendously. The Cushing's seems controlled, but the past damage to his feet
is long-lasting and perhaps will lead to his euthanasia.
Domino was tested with the dexamethazone suppression method. Opinions vary
among owners about this test, but I believe it is the most accurate one.
I hope your lovely pony does not have Cushing's...it's a tough one to treat.
Good luck! Kay in AK
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