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Cushing's Awareness Challenge - Day 25

Did you know that dogs and horses get Cushing's too?

Horses and dogs have similar symptoms to humans, like muscle weakness in their legs, and central obesity.  Horses' hair gets curly too!  That is a newly recognized symptom of Cushing's in humans.  When I told people about Cushing's, one of the common responses was "My friend's dog had Cushing's!"  Veterinarians know a lot about Cushing's, often even more than a regular endocrinologist!


A normal horse, and one with Cushing's

With and without Cushing's



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