Assessment of value of a combined thyrotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test and 2-step insulin response test to diagnose Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction and Equine Metabolic Syndrome (2018)
Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) and equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) are the most common, yet
under-diagnosed, hormonal disorders in horses. Both conditions often coexist and result in laminitis, a painful and
frequently fatal complication. This proposal aims at providing equine practitioners with a new tool to timely diagnose both
disorders at once. This project will allow an earlier recognition and a better management of both hormonal disorders
before horses develop laminitis.