Dr. Frank Andrews
Clinical Service Chief - Section Chief, Large Animal Medicine
Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
(225) 578-9500

Biography:
Dr. Andrews is LVMA Equine Committee Professor and Section Chief of Large Animal Medicine. His research focus is on treatment and prevention of gastric ulcer disease in horses.

Teaching Interests:
Equine Gastrointestinal Disease Equine Neurologic Disease Equine Endocrine Diseases

Research Interests:
Gastric Ulcer Disease (pathogenesis, treatment, Prevention) Endocrine Diseases (Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction/Treatment) Neorologic Diseases (Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention) Laminitis

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2014 Teaching Merit Honor Role (3rd Year)
  • 2013 Teaching Merit Honor Role
 Education:
  • BS Washington State University
  • DVM Washington State University
  • MS Washington State University
  • BS Washington State University
 Grants:
  • Characterization of inflammation in equine glandular gastric disease, USDA-1433, $7,000.00
  • Efficacy and Safety of Oral Agmatine and Curcumin for Equine Lameness Associated with Osteoarthritis, SVM Corp USDA 1433, $7,490.00
  • Efficacy and Safety of Oral Agmatine and Curcumin for Equine Lameness Associated with Osteoarthritis, LSU Equine Health Sciences Program, $6,000.00
  • Comparison of the gastric microbiome in horses with and without equine glandular gastric disease, Equine Health Studies Program, $5,000.00
  • Effects of two formulations of omeprazole compared to placebo on gastric pH and gastric lesion scores, Equine Health Studies Program, $10,000.00
  • Safety and efficacy of 117m Sn colloid for treatment of canine osteoarthritis, (re-injection study), R-NAV, LLC, $35,000.00
  • Safety and efficacy of 117m Sn colloid for treatment of canine osteoarthritis, (bilateral elbow injection study), R-NAV, LLC, $30,468.00
  • Safety and efficacy of 117m Sn colloid for treatment of canine osteoarthritis (extension of original project), R-NAV, LLC, $20,312.00
  • Effect of an Oral Supplement Containing Curcumin Extract (Longvida) on Lameness due to Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Disease and Gastric Ulcer Scores, W. F. Young Company, $161,131.00
  • A dose-ranging pilot clinical trial to assess the effectiveness and field safety of Esomeprazole for the treatment of Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) , Kindred BioScience, $221,490.00
  • Safety and efficacy of 117m Sn colloid for treatment of canine osteoarthritis, R-NAV, LLC, $236,144.00
  • Clinical response of horses with summer pasture associated recurrent airway obstruction to allergen specific immunotherapy, Equine Health Studies Program, $10,000.00
  • Exploring beneficial effects of blueberries in horses: Effect of blueberries on Exercise Testing in horses on the Treadmill, Blueberry Growers of America, $62,208.00
  • Efficacy & Safety Field Study of Ciclesonide for Horses with Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO) and/or Summer Pasture Associated Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (SPAOPD), Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, $40,000.00
  • Identification of a genetic predisposition for horses to develop Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) and associated gene dysregulation , Virginia Tech, Equine Research Internal Funding program, $9,000.00
  • Pivotal Study: A 2-Period Crossover Bioequivalence Study Comparing Gastrogard Paste Formulation of Omeprazole (NADA 141-123) Versus a Generic Omeprazole Formulation when Administered Orally in Horses, Randlab Pty, Ltd., 7/85 Alfred Road, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia 2170, $159,703.00
  • Effect of topical 1% atropine sulfate ophthalmic solution on the GI motility and transit time in the horse, Charles V. Cusimano Equine Health Studies Program, $12,000.00
  • Gastroscopy Instructional Video, Randlab Pty, Ltd., 7/85 Alfred Road, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia 2170, $10,300.00
  • Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM): Identifying the immune response and the role of infection , Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Internal Grant, $19,998.00
  • Safety of a Fly Spray in Horses, SmartPak, $21,875.00
  • Pilot Study: Effects of Calcified Seaweed (Calmin) on Gastric Juice pH in Horses, Purina Animal Nutrition, $11,220.00
  • Pilot Study: Effects of Alfa-Lox-Forage on Equine Gastric Ulcers Scores and Gastric Juice pH in Horses, Triple Crown Feeds, $61,000.00
  • Pilot Study: Effects of Hydrolyzed Collagen on Equine Gastric Ulcers Scores and Gastric Juice pH in Horses, Sonac and Darling Ingredients, $45,000.00
  • Pilot Study: Effect of topical 1% atropine sulfate ophthalmic solution on the GI motility and transit time in the horse, Charles V. Cusimano Equine Health Studies Program, $12,000.00
  • Evaluating the Effect Of Zinpro Performance Minerals and a Buffering Agent On Equine Gastric Ulcers, Purina Animal Nutrition/Zinpro Corporation, $90,338.00
  • A model for characterization of IgE-mediated cutaneous immediate and late phase reactions in non-allergic horses, Equine Health Studies Program, $11,807.53
  • Study number T8FUS120011:Efficacy of transdermal fentanyl to alter lameness parameters in mature horses , Elanco Animal Health, $46,300.00
  • Pilot Efficacy Study: Efficacy of IV fentanyl to improve lameness parameters in the horse , Elanco Animal Health , $46,885.00
  • Efficacy of an Oral Herbal Supplement for Treatment of Horses with Lameness due to Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease, Central Life Sciences, $99,062.00
  • Efficacy of SmartGut Ultra on Prevention of Gastric Ulcers in Horses, SmartPak, $42,800.00
  • Efficacy of an oral supplement for treatment of horses with lameness due to osteoarthritis or degenerative disease, Farnam Companies, Inc. (Central Life Sciences) Phoenix, AZ. , $93,163.00
  • Evaluating Replacement of Supplemental Inorganic Minerals with Performance Minerals on Equine Gastric Ulcers, Zinpro Corporation, $103,196.00
  • Efficacy of Spinosad on Treatment and Prevention of Gastric Ulcers in Horses, Elanco Animal Health, $64,200.00
 Publications:
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Bioequivalence and effects of a novel omeprazole paste on stomach pH and gastric ulcer scores in horses, Andrews, Frank; Radial, Sharanne; Nielsen, S; Trope, G., 2017, Equine Veterinary Journal/Wiley Publications
  • Therapeutics for Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome, Andrews, Frank; Zavoshti, Fereydon, 2017, Veterinary Clinics of North America/Equine Practice/Elsevier , Volume: 33, Number: 1, Pages: 141–162
  • Effects of a Pelleted Supplement (SmartGut Ultra) on non-glandular gastric ulcer scores and gastric juice pH, Andrews, Frank; Camacho-Luna, Pilar; Loftin, Patrick; Gaymon, Giavanna; Garza, Jr., Frank; Keowen, Michael; Kearney, Michael, 2015, Equine Veterinary Education/Wiley Publications
  • Effects of experimental Sarcocystis neurona-induced infection on immunity in an equine model, Andrews, Frank; Lewis, S.; Ellison, Siobhan; Dascanio, John; Lindsay, David; Gogal, Jr., Robert; Werre, Stephen; Surendran, Naveen; Breen, Meghan; Heid, Bettina; Buechner-Maxwill, Virginia; Witonsky, Sharon, 2014, Journal of Veterinary Medicine
  • Characterization of IgE-mediated cutaneous immediate and late-phase reactions in non-allergic horses, Woodward, Michelle; Pucheu-Haston, Cherie; Andrews, Frank; Kearney, Michael; Del Piero, Fabio, 2014, American Journal of Veterinary Research , Volume: 75, Number: 7, Pages: 633-641
  • Diagnostic Frequency, Response to Therapy, and Long-Term, Andrews, Frank, 2012, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine , Volume: 26, Number: 4, Pages: 1027-1034
Book, Textbook Chapter:
  • Gastroscopy and Esophagoscopy, Loftin, Patrick; Cartmill, Joshua; Andrews, Frank, 2018, Publisher: Manual of Clinical Procedures in the Horse/Wiley Blackwell, Pages: 195-202
  • Electrodiagnostic evaluation of the nervous system, Strain, George; Andrews, Frank; Lacombe, Veronique, 2015, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Pages: 157-183
  • Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome, Andrews, Frank; Camacho-Luna, Pilar, 2014, Publisher: Elsevier Saunders, Pages: 280-284
  • Esophageal Disease, Andrews, Frank; Camacho-Luna, Pilar, 2014, Publisher: Elsevier Saunders, Pages: 274-279
  • Cerebrospinal fluid evaluation, Andrews, Frank, 2010, Publisher: Reed SM, Bayly WM and Sellon DC, Pages: 553-556
  • Electrodiagnostic aids and selected neurologic diseases, Andrews, Frank, 2010, Publisher: Reed SM, Bayly WM and Sellon DC, Pages: 556-567
  • Gastric Ulcers in Horses, Andrews, Frank, 2010, Publisher: , Pages: 197-198
Magazine/Trade Publication:
  • Hydrolyzed Collagen: A Supplement to Maintain Stomach Health, Andrews, Frank, 2017
  • Gastric Ulcers: A Pain in the Gut!, Andrews, Frank, 2017
  • Validation of a colic surgery and survival model, Andrews, Frank, 2017
  • New foal born: What should you do? 10 tips on foal care, Andrews, Frank, 2017
  • The Supplement, SmartGut Ultra, maintains stomach health after ulcer treatment!, Andrews, Frank; Camacho-Luna, Pilar; Gaymon, Giavanna; Loftin, Patrick; Keowen, Michael; Garza, Jr., Frank; Kearney, Michael, 2016
  • New foal? What should be done?, Andrews, Frank, 2016
  • Q and A with Dr. Frank Andrews of the LSU Equine Health Studies Program, Andrews, Frank; Newtown, Barbara, 2016
  • Equine Vitals!, Andrews, Frank, 2015
  • Gastric (Stomach) ulcers: A pain in the gut, Andrews, Frank, 2014
  • Stangles, Andrews, Frank; Culpepper, Savanna, 2014
Scientific Abstract:
  • The effect of a natural-source mineral supplement on gastric juice pH in horses, Andrews, Frank; Gordon, Mary; Vineyard, Kelly, 2017
  • The effect of a natural-source mineral supplement on gastric ulceration in horses, Andrews, Frank; Gordon, Mary; Young, Katie; Jerina, Michael, 2017
  • Elimination of the use of rubber stall mats for effective intervention of nosocomial Salmonella enterica spp. infection in a veterinary teaching hospital, McConnico, Rebecca; Stout, Rhett; Andrews, Frank; Roy, Alma, 2016
  • IgM and IgG responses in horses and pony foals after West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Vaccination, Andrews, Frank, 2015
  • The effect of pH on large intestinal ion transport and transepithelial resistance in suspected insulin resistance horses, Andrews, Frank; Arana, Nicole, 2015
  • VALIDATION OF A MULTIVARIABLE COLIC PREDICTION MODEL, Andrews, Frank; Cruz-Sanabria, Jonuel, 2015
  • Endocrine testing and rapid slice contrast computed tomography in a 9 year old horse with PPID, Rademacher, Nathalie; Gaschen, Lorrie; Madrigal, Rudolph; Duplantis, Dina; Andrews, Frank, 2014
  • Prevalence of Serum Neutralizing Antibodies to Equine Rhinitis A and Equine Rhinitis B Virus (ERV 1 and ERV 2) in Select Regions of the United States, Andrews, Frank, 2012
  • Characterization of stromal cells from equine laminae in vitro, Lopez, Mandi; Marigo, V; Andrews, Frank; Gimble, J, 2011
  • Effect of COX1-inhibitor and COX1-sparing drugs on equine right dorsal colon in vitro, McConnico, Rebecca; Koch, Catherine; Andrews, Frank, 2011
  • Role of cellular sodium transport in nonglandular equine gastric ulcer disease, Andrews, Frank, 2010
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • A recombinant fusion protein consisting of West Nile virus envelope domain III fused in-frame with equine CD40 ligand induces antiviral immune responses in horses, Liu, Shiliang; Haque, Muzammel; Stanfield, Brent; Andrews, Frank; Roy, Alma; Kousoulas, Konstantin, 2017, Veterinary Microbiology , Volume: 198, Pages: 51-58
  • Suspected Large Pituitary Adenoma in an 8 Year-Old Arabian Stallion, McConnico, Rebecca; Madrigal, Rodolfo; Andrews, Frank; Rademacher, Nathalie; Duplantis, Dina; Eades, Susan, 2016, Equine Veterinary Education , Number: Equine Vet Educ. doi:10.1111/eve.12621, Pages: 1-6
  • Suspected congenital centronuclear myopathy in an Arabian-cross foal, Strain, George; Polle, Florence; Andrews, Frank; Gillon, Tami; Eades, Susan; McConnico, Rebecca; Valberg, Stephanie; Guo, Ling; Shelton, G, 2014, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine , Volume: 28, Number: 6, Pages: 1886-1891
  • Effect of pectin, lecithin, and antacid feed supplements (Egusin®) on gastric ulcer scores, gastric fluid pH and blood gas values in horses., Woodward, Michelle; Andrews, Frank; Kearney, Michael, 2014, BioMed Central Veterinary Research , Volume: 10, Number: Suppl 1, Pages: 8
  • Effect of pectin, lecithin, and antacid feed supplements (Egusin®) on gastric ulcer scores, gastric fluid pH and blood gas values in horses, Andrews, Frank; Woodward, Michelle; Huff, Nan; Garza, Jr., Frank; Keowen, Michael; Kearney, Michael, 2014, Biomedical Central (BMC) Veterinary Research , Volume: 10, Number: Suppl. 1, Pages: 8
  • Characterization of IgE-mediated cutaneous immediate and late-phase reactions in non-allergic horses. , Woodward, Michelle; Merchant, Sandra; Andrews, Frank; Kearney, Michael; Del Piero, Fabio; Woodward, MIchelle, 2014, Veterinary Dermatology , Volume: 24, Number: 3, Pages: 305
  • Efficacy of a Pectin-Lecithin Complex for Treatment and Prevention of Gastric Ulcers in Horses, Andrews, Frank; Sans, Macarena; Viljoen, A; Saulez, M; Olorunju, S, 2014, Veterinary Record , Pages: 5
  • The effect of P-glycoprotein on methadone hydrochloride flux in equine intestinal mucosa, Andrews, Frank; Linardi, Renata; Stokes, Ashley, 2013, Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics , Volume: 36, Number: 1, Pages: 43-50
  • Evaluating replacement of supplemental inorganic minerals with Zinpro Performance Minerals on prevention of gastric ulcers in horses, Woodward, Michelle; Bidot, William; Loftin, Patrick; Cartmill, Josh; Garza, Frank; Keowen, Michael; Larson, Connie; Andrews, Frank, 2012, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine , Volume: 26, Number: 3, Pages: 737-738
  • Effect of seabuckthorn berries on gastric ulcer scores and gastric juice pH in horses, Kearney, Michael; Huff, Nan; Auer, A; Garza, F; Keowen, M; McMullin, R; Andrews, Frank, 2012, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine , Volume: 26, Number: 5, Pages: 1186-1191
  • Evaluation of a Wireless Ambulatory Capsule (SmartPill®) to Measure Gastrointestinal Tract pH, Luminal Pressure and Temperature, and Transit Time in Ponies, Barthel, David; Gaschen, Lorrie; Andrews, Frank; Stokes, Ashley; Lavie, Nicolas; Keowen, Michael; Gaschen, Frederic, 2012, Equine Veterinary Journal , Volume: 44, Pages: 482-486
Newsletter:
  • LSU-SVM, EHSP Fall Newsletter, McConnico, Rebecca; Andrews, Frank; Forbes, Clayton, 2015
Other:
  • Gastric juice pH measurement in horses: Three-quarters of a century of history!, Andrews, Frank, 2015
  • Equine Cushing's Disease (PPID): New Developments, Andrews, Frank, 2013
  • Colonic Ulcers: A pain in the Hindgut!, Andrews, Frank, 2013
  • Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome: A pain in the Gut!, Andrews, Frank, 2013
  • Colic: Surgical and Survival Probabilities, Andrews, Frank, 2013
  • Effect of a Supplement (SmartGut® Ultra) on Gastric Ulcer Scores and Gastric Juice pH, Andrews, Frank; Lofton, Patrick; Gaymon, Giavianni; Cartmill, Josh; Garza, Jr., Frank; Keowen, Michael; Kearney, Michael, 2013
Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal:
  • Colonic Ulcers: A Pain in the Hindgut, McConnico, Rebecca; Andrews, Frank, 2012
Research Report:
  • Gastric Ulcers in Horses: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis, Andrews, Frank, 2012