New Equine Collaboration to Tackle Tough Research Questions

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February 2017

New equine collaboration to tackle tough research questions

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A new research partnership has been announced between the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center and the WALTHAM® Equine Studies Group. The collaboration between the Gluck Center, an international equine research facility, and WALTHAM will support research dedicated to advancing the science of horse nutrition, specifically in the areas of obesity, laminitis and the senior horse. 

When groups with common goals work together, the results can advance the field further than the work of one team alone. This is great news for BUCKEYE® Nutrition and SPILLERS®, Mars Horsecare brands supported by the WALTHAM® Equine Studies Group, as they continue to set the bar for nutritional innovation and science-based solutions. 

The research partnership will be led by Dr. Amanda Adams, Assistant Research Professor at the Gluck Center along with Dr. Pat Harris, head of the WALTHAM® Equine Studies Group and Director of Science for Mars Horsecare.  Dr Adams’ research focuses on improving the health and well-being of the aged horse and understanding the effects of obesity on various metabolic and inflammatory components. She has a particular interest in horses affected by the complex and debilitating condition, equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).

 “Collaborations are critical to the success of any research program” said Dr. Adams, who is a past recipient of the BUCKEYE® Nutrition & WALTHAM® Equine Research Grant for her studies of metabolic function in geriatric horses. “I very much look forward to collaborating with Dr Pat Harris and the WALTHAM® Equine Research team, who not only support product development research but also fundamental research into equine biology, allowing us to provide better care for horses.” 

“This a fantastic opportunity to work with Dr Adams and collaborate on innovative research” added Dr. Harris. “The studies will address both fundamental and practical questions of key importance to all those interested in the health and welfare of horses.”

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