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Clinical Signs of Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction

Clinical Signs of Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction

Common

Uncommon

Hypertrichosis

Blindness

Increased sweating

Hyperglycemia (diabetes mellitus)

Loss of seasonal shedding, delayed shedding

Seizure, neurologic disease

Lethargy, decreased performance

Mammary gland secretions, inappropriate lactation

Regional adiposity; increased fat on neck, topline, and tail head; bulging supraorbital fat pads

Recurrent infections, particularly of teeth and hoof abscess

Loss of musculature, pendulous abdomen

Polyuria/polydypsia

Tendonitis/desmitis

Laminitis if insulin resistance is also present