Your horse & PPID

Your horse & PPID

Horse at early stage of treatment for PPID
Horse at early stage of treatment for PPID

Early Identification

Early identification of horses and ponies with PPID helps to arrest the disease early in its course. Although there is no “cure” for the problem, appropriate medical treatment and good routine healthcare can help keep your horse healthy and fit.

Medical treatment

Although a number of different medicines and supplements have been assessed as treatments for Equine PPID, only one has so far demonstrated sufficient treatment benefit and safety to the medical authorities to become a licensed treatment. Management changes for horses with PPID Many horses and ponies with PPID are older than 15 years, and so may have other conditions associated with middle age, as well as symptoms directly associated with the disease. With this in a mind, a good programme of routine preventative health care can be a great help in managing a horse with PPID. This should include:

  • regular worming,
  • dentistry,
  • routine foot care (especially for laminitics)
  • high quality, balanced, diet.

Ask your vet for advice.