Resource Library - Cushing's (PPID)
Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), more commonly known as Cushing's is a disease state that used to be one of aging horses. However, it is impacting more and more young horses and one has to wonder why that is. It has to do with inflammation - inflammation within the hypothalamus impacting the dopamine-releasing neurons.
Inflammation can be caused by many factors - stress, toxins in the diet and environment, destruction of the microbiome, and nutritional deficiencies.
The materials below will help broaden the understanding of this disease and how to treat and even prevent it.
Spotlight on Nutrition Books ($14.95)
- PPID Progression Can be Slowed Down
- NSC and ACTH - Double Trouble in the Fall
- The Correct Way to Use Slow Feeders
- Pasture, for the Insulin Resistant Horse?
- Chia Seeds - Nature's Tiny Miracle
- CBD for Horses - What You Can Expect
- Quality of Life for the Overweight, Insulin-Resistant Horse
Research Reflections (Free)
Dr. Getty provides insights on relevant nutrition research and how it impacts your horses' health.
- Suspensory Ligament Degeneration is Associated with PPID
- Impact of DHA Supplementation on Inflammation Reduction in Metabolic Horses
Recorded Seminars ($9.95 each)
Interview Podcasts (Free)
Listen to Dr. Juliet Getty, special guest on Jim Swanner's, "All About Horses" radio program or Monty Roberts' Horsemanship radio as she discusses the following topic(s). Recordings are each 30 minutes in length.
- "Slow Feeders - Their Benefits and Correct Usage" - Interview with Jim Swanner
- "All About Laminitis" - Interview with Jim Swanner
"Feed Your Horse Like A Horse" (starting at $57.95)
- Dr. Getty's comprehensive reference offering you information on a vast variety of topics. See the section on "PPID," starting on page 210.
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