pony mare is 16 years old, has Pituitary Dependent Cushing's Disease
(PDCD) and is a chronic founder case having a history of laminitis
from being a 5 years old. She is also 3 months in foal.
referred to the Laminitis Clinic she was examined and found to be
too lean having been dieted in an attempt to prevent laminitis.
However, as her laminitis was due to PDCD this was inappropriate.
She was put onto a different diet developed at the Laminitis Clinic,
supplemented with Formula4 Feet.
a ribby appearance she shows swellings above the eyes, characteristic
of PDCD. These are fat deposits due to the abnormal distribution
of fat in these cases.
has now put on some weight and is the ideal Condition Score 2½
to 3. Her hoof horn quality has improved as has her lameness. Her
coat is no longer dull and dry but has a lustrous shine.
she gave birth to a lovely, correct filly foal.