Talk About Laminitis is a national disease awareness initiative provided by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, to improve awareness and understanding of the underlying endocrine causes of laminitis. If your horse is prone to laminitis it’s important to know that although grass can be a trigger, up to 90% of cases are caused by an underlying hormonal disease.
Equine Cushing’s disease (PPID) and Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) are the two most common hormone or “endocrine” disorders of horses and ponies.
Cushing’s disease can be easily diagnosed by a blood test taken by your veterinary surgeon.
As part of the initiative the laboratory fees for the ACTH test* used to diagnose PPID will be free of charge from June until the end of October 2016. To find out more and to generate a voucher code to get your horse tested visit Talk About Laminitis and contact us to book an appointment for testing. (*For initial diagnostic tests not monitoring response to therapy)