PPID

DefinitionTheories and causes

Hypertrichosis or hirsutism?

Human medicine distinguishes between hypertrichosis and hirsutism. Both terms refer to a condition associated with excessive hair growth. Hirsutism is characterized by excessive hair growth in those parts of the body where hair normally is absent or minimal. In humans,…
Living conditionsTreatment and prevention

Prevention of laminitis

Horses at risk Prevention begins with determining whether your horse belongs to a risk group. In that case, all the following information deserves extra attention. Risk groups: ‚ Welsh, Exmoor, Shetland and New Forest ponies, cobs, Appaloosas and Icelandic horses…
Living conditions

Grazing muzzle

Grass leaf tips contain lower NSC levels. A grazing muzzle helps prevent the horse from grazing the grass lower down. Grazing speed decreases. Food enters the digestive tract more slowly and steadily. The horse can stay out on pasture longer and therefore will get…
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…
Diagnosis

Diagnosis PPID

To diagnose PPID, veterinarians can perform a clinical examination, take blood tests or use MRI scans. Clinical examination Initially a diagnosis will be made by observing the clinical symptoms. In particular, hypertrichosis gives a clear indication, although hypertrichosis occurs at an…