Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a professor of large animal internal medicine and chair of the department of clinical sciences at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Massachusetts. His research interests include laminitis, metabolic disorders, PPID/equine Cushing’s, and many other internal-medicine related areas.

Articles by Nicholas Frank

What Causes Equine Cushing's Disease?

What causes Cushing's disease, and why does it seem like it's so prevalent in our horses? Read More

Endocrine Disease Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

One of the Table Topic discussions at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners annual meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., addressed equine endocrine disorders. Moderators and attendees discussed diagnostic testing for equine Read More

Cushing's or Metabolic Syndrome?

A horse with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) is typically middle-aged with either generalized or regional adiposity (fat deposits). The horse with Cushing's or pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) is typically older than the horse with EMS; Read More

Obesity: Big-Boned Beastie

Obese horses should be taken off pasture, except for very short (30-minute) turnout periods two or three times a day for exercise, and a grazing muzzle should be used at these times. Read More