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Equine Metabolic & Endocrine Issues

Metabolic and endocrine diseases in horses, such as equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, or Cushing’s disease), disrupt hormone regulation and metabolism, leading to issues like obesity, laminitis, and insulin resistance.

Management typically involves dietary modifications, medication, and careful monitoring to control symptoms and prevent complications.

Think your horse has a metabolic or endocrine issue? Check out the Happie Horse Symptom Checker.

Addison's disease in horses is a rare endocrine disorder where the adrenal glands fail to produce enough cortisol and aldosterone, resulting in lethargy, weight loss, and electrolyte imbalances.
Metabolic and Endocrine

Addison Disease

Addison Disease This disease is life-threatening and should be treated by a veterinarian swiftly. Addison’s disease, also known as hypoadrenocorticism,

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is a multifactorial disorder in horses characterized by obesity, insulin dysregulation, and predisposition to laminitis, requiring careful management of diet and exercise to mitigate associated health risks.
Metabolic and Endocrine

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) Seek veterinary advice if you suspect this disease. Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is an endocrine disorder,

Equine Cushing's Disease (PPID) in horses is a hormonal disorder causing excessive hair growth, weight loss, and laminitis.
Metabolic and Endocrine

Equine Cushing’s Disease (PPID)

Equine Cushing’s Disease (PPID) Seek veterinary advice if you suspect this disease. Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), also known as