Equine Endocrinology Summit Presentation and Resources

Following the 2011 Equine Endocrinology Summit, a subgroup of attendees formed a working group to provide guidance to help practitioners diagnose pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) in their patients. The clinicians included:

  • Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
  • Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, DACVIM
  • Ben Buchanan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
  • Andy Durham, BSc, BVSc, CertEP, DECEIM, MRCVS
  • Janice Kritchevsky, VMD, MS, DACVIM
  • Dianne McFarlane, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
  • Hal Schott, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

As a result of their meeting, the following PPID diagnosis and treatment tools are now available to all veterinarians.

Click on the thumbnails below to view the working group recommendations.

2011 Equine Endocrinology Summit Highlights

About the Summit

Attendees at the 2011 Summit in Charlestown, SC, reviewed the latest developments related to pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) and participated in roundtable discussions to identify areas where further research about the disease is needed.

The information and discussion shared at the Summit will aid researchers in developing diagnostic testing recommendations for PPID and characterizing its stages in affected horses.

Below are videos of the keynote lectures, as well as abstracts of some of the presentations.

Keynote lecture videos

  • Pathophysiology of Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction in 2011

    Dianne McFarlane, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM
    Associate Professor of Physiological Sciences
    Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

  • Diagnosis of Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction in 2011

    Jill Beech, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
    Georgia E. and Philip B. Hofmann Professor of Medicine and Reproduction
    New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

General session presentations

Click on a title below to access an abstract of the presentation.


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