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Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance Group Inc.

ECIR Group Inc. Announces Film Release



Members and supporters were delighted by the recent release of The Equine Cushing’s  and Insulin Resistance Group Inc (ECIR Group Inc.) film entitled, The ECIR Group: NO Laminitis!

The eight-minute film provides an overview of how equine metabolic disorders have affected horses and their humans. Five equine caregivers describe the consequences of laminitis due to uncontrolled metabolic conditions, and their results when using the ECIR Group protocol — Diagnosis, Diet, Trim, and Exercise (DDT+E).  An overview of the history and work of the ECIR Group and how equine endocrine disease affects so many horses is discussed, resources for further information and links for immediate help are shared.

“The onset of laminitis can be overwhelming. We were seeking to make a positive informative message to show caregivers that there are protocols that work and there is hope….”, wrote President Jaini Clougher, BSc, BVSc in a recent message. “We further wished to show that metabolic issues can be prevented or can be managed successfully with the goal of no laminitis.”

The film was made possible by generous contributions from A Friend of the ECIR Group, California Trace, Forageplus, and Uckele Health and Nutrition Inc.

The ECIR Group: NO Laminitis! may be viewed here.

The film was produced by 1013media of the San Francisco Bay area.

About ECIR Group Inc.

Started in 1999, the ECIR Group is the largest field-trial database for PPID and IR in the world and provides the latest research, diagnosis, and treatment information, in addition to dietary recommendations for horses with these conditions. Even universities do not and cannot compile and follow long term as many in-depth case histories of PPID/IR horses as the ECIR Group.

In 2013 the Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group Inc., an Arizona nonprofit corporation, was approved as a 501(c)3 public charity. Tax deductible contributions and grants support ongoing research, education, and awareness of Equine Cushing's Disease/PPID and Insulin Resistance.

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.