Advancing research and management of equine endocrinology disorders

Leading clinicians and researchers in equine endocrinology now have a forum to share their collective knowledge of the science related to the discipline and chart a course for the future.

The Equine Endocrinology Summit is an annual conference that brings together the luminaries in the field, with organization provided by Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine and Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

Inaugural summit deemed a success

The 2011 Equine Endocrinology Summit featured fruitful discussion on pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), also known as equine Cushing’s disease.

We invite you to examine the 2011 Summit abstracts, including videos of the keynote lectures, which may be viewed here.

The 2012 Equine Endocrinology Summit is currently being planned and will focus on equine metabolic syndrome.

Identifying PPID In Horses

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 Equine Metabolic Syndrome