Theories and causes

PPID a hype?

A lot more horses are now diagnosed with PPID than there were ten years ago. So many more that some people label PPID as a hype. Yet this is not justified.

  • Firstly, the clinical signs of PPID are no longer attributed to the normal aging process.
  • The willingness of horse owners to monitor and improve the health of older horses has increased considerably in recent years.
  • Veterinary care for older horses has improved in line with this.
  • Veterinary science is giving more and more attention to PPID. Research results are now accessible to a wide audience.
  • Finally diagnostic methodology has improved.
12/08/07

(photo credit: ecirhorse.org)

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