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Equine Cushings Disease: Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment

Hal Schott, MS

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Recorded on: Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Speaker: Dr. Hal Schott | Michigan State University

Summary: Older horses are becoming an increasingly important component of the horse industry. This presentation will describe the clinical problems associated with PPID as well as summarize current knowledge about the cause of PPID in horses.

We will also discuss recommended approaches to diagnosis, management, and treatment of affected horses as well as take a look at case examples.

Presenter Information: Dr. Hal Schott received his DVM degree in 1984 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  He started his career with three years in private equine practice in Southern California. Dr. Schott subsequently pursued advanced training by completing a residency in equine internal medicine and a Ph.D. in equine exercise physiology at Washington State University.  Since 1995, Dr. Schott has been an equine medicine clinician at Michigan State University with a strong clinical interest in urinary tract disorders, respiratory disease, and endocrinological disorders. In addition, he continues to pursue a research interest of fluid and electrolyte balance in endurance horses.

Dr. Schott played polo while growing up in the greater Cincinnati area and then continued to play polo at Cornell University and in Lexington Kentucky during his college and veterinary school years.  Life has become too busy to continue this sport but Dr. Schott now enjoys working with his 8-year-old daughter teaching her to ride the best pony in the world “Rusty”.

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