pferde spiegel 2011; 14(3): 98-104
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1280186

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Aktueller Stand der Diagnostik und Therapie des Equinen Cushing Syndroms

Current diagnosis and therapy of the equine Cushing SyndromeJasmin-Isabelle Michutta, Robert Schmitz, Heidrun Gehlen
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29 September 2011 (online)


Equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) is a common endocrinopathy of aged horses, caused by an adenoma in the pars intermedia of the pituitary gland. The dexamethasone suppression test has been considered as gold standard test for the diagnosis of PPID, but determination of resting ACTH concentrations was besides other diagnostic tests a good alternative. Oral pergolide is used in treatment of PPID and has been shown to be beneficial to reduce the clinical signs.

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TÄ Jasmin-Isabelle Michutta
Dr. Robert Schmitz
Prof. Dr. Heidrun Gehlen

Klinik für Pferde, Allgemeine Chirurgie und Radiologie der Freien Universität Berlin

Oertzenweg 19 b

14165 Berlin

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