We’re delighted to introduce the gorgeous Lucy – our horse of the month for July! Lucy is a 28 year old Welsh Section D pony who was diagnosed with Equine Cushing’s disease (PPID) last August after a mild bout of laminitis prompted a test for this condition. Her owner, Marie, had noticed that Lucy had also not shed her winter coat very well, that she had had a few recurrent skin infections, and that she was a little lethargic. Since her diagnosis Lucy has started treatment to manage the Equine Cushing’s disease, and has also subsequently been diagnosed with EMS (Equine Metabolic Syndrome). Both EMS and Equine Cushing’s disease can increase a horse’s risk of developing laminitis, so it is important that both are managed appropriately in order to keep this laminitis risk as low as possible. Lucy now has a low sugar and low starch diet to manage her EMS, and as a result she has lost a lot of weight since January. This weight loss has also helped manage the arthritis that Lucy has in all four legs, and Marie reports that Lucy has “done very well” since being put on treatment and her bespoke nutritional plan. Lucy is a great example of how Equine Cushing’s disease can be managed in conjunction with other conditions and clinical signs – we’re so pleased that she is doing well!