My Horse Has Laminitis, Could It Have Cushing's As Well?
Posted on 2nd March 2018 at 10:17
Laminitis is an inflammation of an area of the hoof wall full of blood vessels.
There are many causes of Laminitis one common cause being high levels of insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels.
High insulin levels are often seen in horses with Cushing's, making them more likely to suffer from Laminitis.
Other symptoms of Cushing’s include; increased drinking and urination, curly coats and late shedding, muscle wastage, weight loss, lethargy and a pot belly.
Cushing’s is typically seen in horses over 15 years old .