How Stress Can Cause Cushing’s Disease in Horses

Mark DePaolo, DVM explains how stress can cause effects that can progress into Cushing’s Syndrome. We’ve known so many older horses who have been affected by this and thankfully it is treatable. A lot of horses are under so much stress, sometimes we don’t even realize it. It has just become a part of the daily routine, but does have an impact on overall health. Dr Mark DePaolo mentions certain drugs and vaccines that can also contribute to Cushing’s Syndrome. We recommend speaking with your own veterinarian about this to figure out what is best for your horse.

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