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Re: RC: Cushing's Syndrome

Hi Carolyn

I work for a company in the UK that formulates herbal remedies for horses 
and dogs.

We do a herbal mix for Cushings horses and ponies with which we have had 
reasonable success.  Obviously this mix will only help the horse cope with 
the symptoms of Cushings as it is incurable as you know.

No guarantees but at least it won't cost a fortune and it won't do her any 

If you are interested then you need to contact Chamisa Ridge in Santa Fe who 
are our agents in the US - their web site is

If you want more information about the mix, ie what herbs are in it and what 
they do then email me on

All our herbal mixes are guaranteed free of Foot & Mouth disease!

Heather Hamper

>From: "Carolyn Burgess" <carolyn_burgess@HOTMAIL.COM>
>Subject: RC:  Cushing's Syndrome
>Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 22:26:08 -0400
>I'm hoping to get some information from all of you concerning Cushing's
>Syndrome and your personal experience with it.  My favorite mare (don't 
>my other horses) was just diagnosed with Cushings.  She tested at 276.8
>pg/ml for the equine endogenous acth.  When I asked my vet what was the
>highest reading she'd seen and my horse was it.  However, she doesn't have
>alot of the symptoms that accompany Cushings, the main reason I asked for
>the test was that her appetite and body shape changed this winter.  She has
>always been shaggy in the winter, but completely sheds out to a sleek, 
>coat.  Winter is always a difficult time with her; she is a difficult eater
>and always loses alot of weight over the winter and she is not a great 
>drinker.  So winter always required a great deal of vigilance with her.  
>this winter.  Her hay consumption doubled, from about 15 pounds of grass 
>per day to about 25 pounds per day. She was getting so fat I reduced her
>grain from 6 pounds/day of Omolene 100 to 2 pounds/day.  Her normal weight
>was between 815 - 830, and she is about 15H.  She is now at 875.  She
>doesn't have the increased water consumption and urination.  She will be
>taking medication, I can't remember what of the treatments she will be
>Let me get to my questions. I don't really know how old she is, but she is
>anywhere between 19 and 23 years old.  I'd like to hear from anyone who has
>or had a Cushings horse and how the treatments went or are going.  Did you
>get good results from the drugs and how bad were the side effects
>(halucinating is one of them).  My vet also told me about an herbal
>treatment for Cushings, but she doesn't know the name of it or how it 
>but she is not averse to this, so if anyone knows of this, I'd like to hear
>about it.  I've found alot of information on the web, which I am still
>digesting, and my mare is fine at this point.  My husband and I are 
>on buying a ranch and moving, but this is still a couple of years away.  So
>I just want to buy enough time to be able to love and spoil her, and be 
>to bury her on our land.  Thanks in advance,
>Carolyn Burgess
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