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Cushings Disease

By NEC Veterinary Intern, Dr. Antonella Pannunzio. Equine Cushing’s Disease, also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) is the most common endocrine disorder diagnosed in horses. Cushing’s disease is a progressive disorder caused by a benign tumor affecting a part of the brain known as the pituitary gland. Normally, the pituitary gland releases hormones [...]

Hendra Virus

The Equivac HeV vaccine is the single most important step in protecting your horse and your family against the deadly Hendra Virus. Newcastle Equine Centre strongly recommends that all horses are vaccinated. The vaccine must be given by a veterinarian, involves 1 initial injection, followed by another injection 3-6 weeks after, then another 6 months [...]