Equine Ailments - A to Z
Cushing's disease - Caused by a tumour on the pituitary gland affecting hormone production. Symptoms include increased thirst and urination, the development of a long, persistent curly coat, a sway back and potbelly. There is an increased proneness to laminitis and mouth ulcers, and healing of cuts becomes slower. There is no cure. A vet will suggest treatment to relieve the symptoms and a good diet may help.