The RVC is currently collaborating on an international project funded by the Australian Research Council entitled Improving diagnostic accuracy and treatment options for equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID)

The project aims to develop a more accurate diagnostic test for PPID, while exploring the relationship between PPID and equine metabolic syndrome, to generate new insights into the cause and consequences of both diseases.

As an added benefit, the project will assist horseracing laboratories to improve their detection methods for peptide doping in younger competition horses.

The project started in January 2020 and will take 3 years to complete.

pony with PPID pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction
Pony with PPID pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction

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