Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Reproduction, Georgia E. and Philip B. Hofmann, New Bolton CenterContact Information
New Bolton Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
V. M. D. (Veterinary Internal Medicine) University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (cum laude), 1972
Description of Research Expertise
equine pituitary disease
equine muscle function
Description of Clinical Expertise
equine pituitary disorders
equine muscle disorders
Description of Other Expertise
equine internal medicine
Beech J, Lindborg S, Boston RC.: Comparison of cortisol and ACTH responses after administration of thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) in normal horses and those with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID). Equine Endocrinology Summit March 3-5 2011.
Beech J, McFarlane D, Lindborg S, Boston RC.: Alpha melanocyte-stimulating hormone and adrenocorticotropin concentrations in response to thyrotropin-releasing hormone and comparison with adrenocorticotropin concentration after domperidone administration in healthy horses and horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction. J Am Vet Med Assoc 238(10): 1-11, 2011.
Beech J, McFarlane D, Lindborg S.: Alpha-MSH and ACTH concentrations in response to TRH and a comparison with ACTH concentration following oral domperidone administratioin in healthy horses and those with PPID. Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation, Equine Geriatric Workshop 2010.
James FM, Engiles, JB, Beech J.: Meningitis, cranial neuritis, and radiculoneuritis associated with Borrelia burgdorferi infection in a horse. J Am Vet Med Assoc 237(10): 1180-1185, 2010.
Johns IC, Beech J, Benson CE: In vitro evaluation of the antibiotic activity of combinations of ophthalmic drugs against common equine ocular pathogens. J Eq Vet Sci 30(5): 231-236, 2010.
Beech J, Littel C.: Carotenodermia in a horse. J Eq Vet Sci 30(4): 205-207, 2010.
Beech J, Boston RC, McFarlane D, Lindborg, S: Evaluation of plasma ACTH, alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone, and insulin concentrations during various photoperiods in clinically normal horses and ponies and those with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction. J Am Vet Med Assoc 235(6): 715-722, 2009.
Beech J, Boston RC, Lindborg S, Russell GE.: Adrenocorticotropin concentration following administration of thyrotropin-releasing hormone in healthy horses and those with pituitary pars
intermedia dysfunction and pituitary gland hyperplasia. J Am Vet Med Assoc.
231(2): 417-426, 2007.
Levine DG, Smith JJ, Richardson DW, Brown V, Beech J, Habecker P, Adam, E; : Suspected panosteitis in a camel.
J Am Vet Med Assoc.
231(3): 437-441, 2007.
: “Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone release in responses to thyrotropin releasing hormone in healthy horses, horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction and equine pars intermedia explants” Domestic Animal Endocrinology.
30(4): 276-288, May 2006.