Advancing research and providing recommendations for the diagnosis and management of equine endocrine disorders

The Equine Endocrinology Group (EEG) is a group of clinicians and researchers that work together to advance our understanding of endocrine disorders in horses. The group contains key opinion leaders in the field who meet annually to review diagnosis and treatment recommendations and discuss research. This group provides advice to veterinarians, specialists, research scientists, and the public with the mission of increasing awareness of equine endocrine disorders and improving the diagnosis and management of these conditions.

Download our document (PDF) for current EEG recommendations on diagnosis and management of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), including assessment of insulin status.

Current recommendations for management of endocrine disorders as well as many other endocrine articles are available free online at Wiley.com.

Equine Endocrinology Summit

Clinicians and researchers from different countries assemble for the Equine Endocrinology Summit to discuss specific topics and present current research.  The EEG appreciates the financial support provided by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica for these meetings.  Attendance is limited to invited participants, but presentations and abstracts are available via the following links:

  • 2011 Summit viewed here.
  • 2012 Summit
  • 2014 Summit (TBA)

Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction

Advanced pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction – this horse has developed a long curly haircoat that is referred to as hypertrichosis or hirsutism

Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Generalized obesity and regional adiposity in a Morgan horse mare with the equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) phenotype

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