The ecirhorse.org website is complimentary to the Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance outreach group. Visit the Yahoo Outreach Group.
Equine Cushing's Disease, also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), and Insulin Resistance (IR) are distinctly separate conditions. The often overlapping signs and symptoms can make diagnosis difficult. This website is intended to provide detailed information for correct Diagnosis, Diet, Trim and Exercise.
With over 12,000 international members, the ECIR yahoo outreach group is arguably the world's largest field trial in the world and provides the latest research, medication information & dietary recommendations for horses with these conditions.
We are proud to announce that in March of 2013, the Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group Inc., was approved as a 501(c)3 public charity and can now receive tax deductible contributions.
The mission of the ECIR Group Inc. is to improve the welfare of equines with metabolic disorders via a unique interface between basic research and real-life clinical experience. Prevention of laminitis is the ultimate goal. The ECIR Group serves the scientific community, practicing clinicians and owners by focusing on investigations most likely to quickly, immediately and significantly benefit the welfare of the horse.