If caught early, Cushing’s Disease is treatable. Unfortunately, it is not curable. There are medications available to control symptoms of the disease but no known surgical treatment or drug is currently available to remove the tumor from the pituitary gland.
To catch the disease early you should make yourself familiar with the symptoms of Cushing’s disease. If you suspect you horse is presenting signs of Cushing’s disease, please contact your primary care veterinarian to start a treatment plan. As always, each of the veterinarians at the Mid-Rivers Equine Centre is happy to assist you in evaluating your horse for Cushing’s disease and developing a treatment plan.