Spillers urges owners of older horses and ponies to take survey

Spillers is encouraging people who currently manage or have previously managed a horse or pony aged 15+ , and especially those with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), to participate in a survey to help better understand and improve the management of this condition.

PPID, also known as Equine Cushing’s, is a common condition in older horses and ponies and can be linked to a range of problems including laminitis, weight loss, delayed coat shedding and a long curly coat.

The survey is being conducted by the University of Melbourne, Australia, with support from the Waltham Equine Studies Group, which underpins the science behind the Spillers brand, and in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology, The Royal Veterinary College, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica and The Liphook Equine Hospital.

Clare Barfoot RNutr, marketing and research and development director at Spillers, said: “The survey will provide valuable information to help improve the healthcare and management of PPID horses.

“It will also give us a clearer insight into current levels of knowledge amongst horse owners and how best to provide practical, targeted information on PPID.”

To take part in the survey, click HERE.

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