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Cushing's disease

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If your most expensive cow was diagonesed with cushing's disease, what effects would this have on the animals reproductive capabilities?

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Cushings, or hyperadrenocorticism, is caused by a tumour on either the pituitary gland in the brain (much more commom in horses and dogs) or on the adrenal gland. It causes an excess production of corticosteriods. These corticosteriods will increase thirst, appetite and urination, elevate blood glucose, cause muscle loss and DECREASE fertility by quite a bit. Frankly, if I had a valuable cow with it, I'd try to flush her and then send her to slaughter. Also, I've never heard of cushing's in a cow....but I have seen it in horses, dogs, cats and a ferret.....Good Luck V
 
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