Multisystemic eosinophilic epitheliotropic disease (MEED) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease which is characterized by the development of granulomas (nodules or masses) on one or more of the horse's body organs. The body organs most commonly affected include the skin and gastrointestinal tract although they can occur on any of the organs and tissues.
MEED Clinical Signs
Presenting signs vary depending on the body systems involved however the most frequent are severe weight loss, skin lesions and mouth ulcers. Skin lesions generally start out as dry cracking and inflammation of the coronary bands which progresses to widespread crusting and exudation.