Equine Gastrointestinal Permeability

This is a recently completed study in the Staniar lab in which we investigated the influence of forage or grain based diets on changes in the permeability of the horse’s gastrointestinal tract.

Mare and Foal Immune Status Study

This was our Spring 2013 study. We investigated how certain aspects of a broodmare's diet may influence the transfer of immunoglobulins to the foal. A large number of PSERT members had an opportunity to work with our newborn foals!

Synovial Fluid Study

This was a study conducted by one of our 1st team members, Jennifer Morrissey. We were interested in trying to understand more about how diet might influence the fluid that provides nutrition to a young horse's developing joint.

Glycemic Variability Study
Teff Hay Study

Forage is the foundation of the equine diet. It is nearly a cliche to say this, but there is a reason for that! While most horse owners understand how important forage is in their horses diet, they are not familiar with some of the less common forage choices that may be available to them. Teff is one of these.

Metabolic Profiles of Growth Study
Amino Acid Supplementation Study

Amino acids are well known as the building blocks of proteins; however, we have come to understand that they can have a number of other important physiologic effects. In this study we investigated the influence of specific amino acids added to meals fed to horses on the circulating glucose and insulin responses.

Equine Metabolomics

This project is a substudy connected to the Equine Gastropermeability Study conducted by Katie Norris.

Fecal pH Study

The initial intention of this study was to determine how fecal grab lube affects the recorded pH of the feces.

Equine Obesity Survey

This project is based off a theory that horses in the local region are obese/overweight, overfed, and/or under worked.