A bright future is possible
As a horse owner, you can play a key role in keeping your horse healthy and active at any age. If you notice unusual signs in your horse, particularly shagginess or other changes in hair coat, laminitis (lameness), or fat pouches in unusual places, such as around the eyes, have your veterinarian check your horse.
Most likely, your veterinarian will give your horse a complete check-up to find out why it's not feeling its best.1 If your veterinarian suspects that your horse may have an underlying condition, such as PPID, he or she may order some blood tests1 or begin treatment right away to help your horse get back on its feet again quickly—or back to looking like its normal self.
Though there is not yet a cure for PPID, the good news is that today's latest treatment options, coupled with supportive care and routine veterinary exams, allow many horses with PPID to fully enjoy life for many years.1-4 For instance, your veterinarian may advise simple steps including regular hoof care, dental care, body clipping, changes in diet, and antibiotic treatment for any infections, to help keep your horse looking and feeling great.1-3 Today the signs of PPID truly can be controlled, giving horses back their health and happiness.