Boehringer Ingelheim has introduced a new interactive, online aftercare service for owners of horses with Cushing’s disease (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction; PPID) as part of its “Talk About Laminitis” (TAL) initiative.

Free test will be available from July to November.

TAL Care and Connect has been introduced to help veterinary practices monitor PPID caseloads by streamlining the case management process – an important factor in maximising treatment success and engaging owners and vets post-diagnosis.

Liz Barrett, equine business manager at Boehringer, said: “PPID is a progressive disease, so it is vital veterinary surgeons remain at the centre of care and horses are monitored carefully following their initial diagnosis.

“However, we recognise the high administrative demands associated with this, and TAL Care and Connect has been designed to reduce this as much as possible.”

The complimentary service that will be automatically offered to horse owners who take advantage of this year’s adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) testing scheme, which will be available from July to November. Owners can find out more and obtain their free ACTH voucher code at

Equine practices can also offer this aftercare service to all owners of previously diagnosed PPID cases.

Owners who join TAL Care and Connect will be able to set up a profile for their horse, which allows all their ACTH results to be stored in one place. They will automatically receive the relevant reminders for follow-up ACTH testing, which will make it easier for vets to monitor their patients’ progress over time.

In addition, an independently written PPID owner information pack can be downloaded to provide horse owners with comprehensive information on the condition. 

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