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Insulin, ACTH and Pain

Because testing for hormonal disease in horses is often triggered by the horse developing laminitis, the effect of pain on test results is always a concern. A 2020 German study looked at hospitalized horses in pain from various conditions including … Continue reading

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The Seasonal ACTH Rise

ACTH, adrenocorticotropic hormone, is produced by the pituitary gland. It’s function is to trigger cortisol release from the adrenal gland.  Every year in the fall there is a temporary increase in the amount of ACTH produced. For most horses this … Continue reading

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