Boehringer Ingelheim, manufacturer of Prascend, has further extended its educational support initiatives with the launch of www.careaboutcushings.co.uk, a comprehensive online resource for horse owners.
The Care About Cushing’s website will provide horse owners with extensive information on Cushing’s disease (more correctly known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction or PPID). This will enable them to spot signs of the condition, prompt diagnosis by their vet and help create the best management plan for their horse in order to maintain quality of life and reduce the risk of suffering associated with this disease.
“Boehringer Ingelheim, has extended its educational support initiatives with the launch of Care About Cushing’s’, a comprehensive online resource for horse owners.“
The online resource includes monitoring tools, personalised alerts, owner guides and webinars and videos on useful techniques. It also provides downloadable self-assessment checklists on both Cushing’s disease and laminitis to take owners through which signs to look out for.
Owners whose horses have been diagnosed with Cushing’s are encouraged to sign up as a Care About Cushing’s member to enable them to keep up-to-date with all the latest information on the disease and create a personal profile for their horse in order to monitor progress. One of the valuable membership benefits is its ‘ask the expert’ section providing members with direct access to veterinary experts to ask questions on both Cushing’s disease and laminitis.
The Care About Cushing’s resource supports Boehringer’s ‘Talk About Laminitis’ disease awareness initiative which raises awareness of the signs of laminitis and its link with Cushing’s disease. Talk About Laminitis now runs throughout the year and as part of the campaign the laboratory fees for the blood test which detects Cushing’s (the basal ACTH test) are free*.
“Our Talk About Laminitis disease awareness initiative has been hugely successful in highlighting the link between laminitis and Cushing’s disease and helping to diagnose Cushing’s. So much so that Cushing’s is now in the top five equine diseases recorded in the UK1,” comments Liz Barrett, equine business head at Boehringer. “Our new Care About Cushing’s resource will provide horse owners with comprehensive information on Cushing’s, with the monitoring tools offering invaluable personalised alerts to help monitor progress.”See all the latest jobs in Animal Health