The exciting new ‘Vet Essentials’ documentary premieres this week on Horse & Country TV (Sky 280 and online with H&C TV Anywhere). In the first programme, which will be broadcast on Wednesday 23 July at 9.00pm, Jenny Rudall investigates laminitis and learns about the revolution in our understanding about the endocrine causes of this debilitating disease.
At this time of year (August, September, October) the ACTH test which is used to detect Cushing’s disease (PPID) is at its most sensitive. This means that this autumn period is the best time to test suspicious and previously borderline cases.
If your horse or pony has been tested for Cushing’s previously and the result was inconclusive, then they still qualify for free ACTH laboratory fees* from now until the end of October through the Talk About Laminitis scheme. So if your vet recommends a re-test, download a voucher now from www.talkaboutlaminitis.co.uk or visit the Talk About Laminitis Facebook page for a link to the programme.
*Only for horses and ponies not currently on treatment for PPID