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What are the Symptoms of Cushing’s disease?

  1. Development of a heavy, even, curly coat that will hang on even through the hot summer months
  2. Excessive sweating
  3. An increase in water intake, as much as 21 gallons a day. This increase in water may also result in diabetes (The average horse drinks approximately 5-8 gallons of water a day.)
  4. An increase in appetite that is accompanied by no weight gain or weight loss
  5. Loss of muscle tone across its top line resulting in a sway back and extended belly
  6. Depressions above the eye sockets will no longer be present
  7. As the disease progresses, the horse will often develop laminitis
  8. A weakened immune system that opens the door for a wide variety of health problems
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