Equine Cushing's Disease
By Hannah Dyball
Equine Cushing's Disease is a common hormonal imbalance that is quite common in older ponies (7 years+). That said, older horses are not immune from ECD and most incidences occur in horses over 15 years of age. It is similar to a condition occurring in people and dogs, though theoretically it can affect any mammal. The correct name for the condition is 'hyperadrenocorticism,' which is enough reason for most people to just name it after the first doctor who described it - Dr Cushing.