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)

Abstract:
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.
Grant type:
UQ Early Career Researcher
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Funded by:
University of Queensland