Equine Endocrinology

November 2020
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    6th November 2020
  • ISBN 9781789241099
  • Language English
  • Pages 176 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"

This book provides a practical, clinical approach to diagnosing, treating, and managing endocrine diseases in the horse. Each chapter uses the same structure to form a user-friendly tool of information and advice on aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment for each endocrine disorder.

The book covers:

- diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands;
- diseases of the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid and hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical axes;
- diseases of the endocrine pancreas;
- hyperlipaemia and lipid metabolism disorders; and
- diseases of the female and male reproductive systems.

Also including material on additional endocrinopathies such as diabetes and pheochromocytoma, this book is dedicated to the fast-moving field of equine endocrinology. Written by international experts in Australia and the USA, it collates their insights and experience into approaches that prove invaluable for general equine practitioners.

"The text is complemented by extensive images that depict the body condition scoring system commonly used for horses, photographs of horses with specific endocrine disorders, tables of reference ranges, and diagrams that allow for quick assessment of a topic. Each chapter is extensively and accurately referenced, reflecting both current research and important foundational information. That is a unique and valuable aspect of this book, which will be particularly useful for experienced practitioners. Overall, this book contains information regarding current best practice methods for diagnosing, treating, and managing equids with endocrine disorders. It will be a valuable resource for anyone who manages such patients."


1: Clinical approach to equine endocrinology
2: Diseases of the thyroid gland and the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid axis
3: Calcium regulation and diseases of the parathyroid gland
4: Diseases of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical axis
5: Diseases of the endocrine pancreas and Equine Metabolic Syndrome
6: Hyperlipaemia and lipid metabolism disorders
7: Additional endocrinopathies
8: Diseases of the female reproductive system
9: Diseases of the male reproductive system

François-René Bertin

François-René Bertin graduated with a DVM from the National Veterinary School of Nantes (France). After completing an internship in equine medicine and surgery at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (France), François-René trained in Equine Internal Medicine at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). During his residency, François-René developed an expertise in equine endocrinology and authored several research articles on insulin dysregulation in horses. He then completed a PhD in physiology at McGill University (Canada), investigating the links between inflammation and coagulation. After his PhD, François-René worked as an Equine Internal Medicine specialist at the Equine Hospital of The University of Montreal (Canada) before joining The University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer in Equine Internal Medicine.

Natalie S. Fraser

Natalie S. Fraser, DVM, MS, graduated with a DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Blacksburg, VA). After completing an internship in farm animal reproduction, medicine, and surgery at the University of Illinois, Natalie trained in Comparative Theriogenology at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and became a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology (ACT). During her residency, Natalie developed an expertise in equine reproduction and endocrinology. She also completed an MS in biomedical sciences at Auburn, investigating sex steroid receptors and patterns of cell proliferation in the equine fetal and neonatal uterus. After completing her residency and MS, Natalie joined The University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer in Theriogenology.

thyroid; hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid axis; calcium regulation; parathyroid; adrenocortical; pancreas; Equine Metabolic Syndrome; endocrinpathies; hyperlipaemia; lipid metabolism disorders; pahtophysiology; differential diagnosis; diabetes; pheochromocytoma