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IR/PPID: Diagnosis and Management

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Visit the webinar instruction page for more info.

Webinar recordings will be made available for 2 weeks following the session.

This is a two-part webinar.  Part 1 is Oct.17 and part 2 is Oct. 24. Each session will run about 1.5 hours with the opportunity for Q & A.

This webinar fulfills the PPID/IR course requirement for PHCP students.


Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Equines at risk
Clinical signs of EMS
Diagnosis of EMS
Management of EMS

Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction = PPID = Cushing’s Disease

Clinical Signs of PPID
Overlap of PPID and EMS
Diagnosis of PPID
Management of PPID


Basic needs of all horses
Estimating caloric and protein needs
Balancing minerals
Dietary needs of EMS and PPID horses
Characteristics of good hay
Acceptable ration balancers and safe bagged feeds


Causes of laminitis
Clinical signs of laminitis
First Aid
Management of the laminitic horse
ECIR Protocol: Diagnosis, Diet, Trim & Exercise

Jaini L. Clougher, BVSc, BSc, is a past ECIR President and Veterinary Adviser, and a current volunteer who joined the outreach group in 2009 when two of her three horses suffered laminitis within three weeks of each other. She started the ECIR recommended protocol for insulin resistant horses and with a focus on obtaining the correct diagnosis, the correct diet, appropriate hoof care and exercise, all three horses recovered.

Dr. Clougher graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management, and from Massey University (New Zealand) with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science; she currently works as a small animal veterinarian. A volunteer member of the board of directors, and the ECIR Group Inc. Director, Veterinary Advisor, Dr. Clougher continues to maintain her special interest in equine metabolic issues, helping other equine caregivers who are now walking the same path.