BUCKEYE® Nutrition partners with the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center

BUCKEYE® Nutrition has partnered with the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, an internationally recognized equine research facility, to continue support of research dedicated to advancing the science of horse nutrition, specifically in the areas of obesity, laminitis and the senior horse.  By collaborating with key research institutes and universities around the world, BUCKEYE® Nutrition continues to set the bar for nutritional innovation and science-based solutions. 

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The research partnership will be led by Amanda Adams, PhD, Assistant Research Professor at the Gluck Center along with Pat Harris, MA, VetMB, PhD, DipECVCN MRCVS, head of the WALTHAM® Equine Studies Group and Director of Science for MARS Horsecare.  Prof Harris comments that “this is a fantastic opportunity to work with Dr Adams and collaborate on innovative research which will address both fundamental as well as practical questions of key interest to all those interested in the health and welfare of horses.”

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, particularly in horses affected by equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).  Dr Adams is a past recipient of the BUCKEYE® Nutrition & WALTHAM Equine Research Grant, in which data indicated that age does play a role in regulating certain aspects of inflammatory and metabolic function in geriatric horses.  She states “Collaborations are critical to the success of any research program and I very much look forward to collaborating with Dr Pat Harris and the BUCKEYE® Nutrition & WALTHAM Equine Research team, who are truly passionate about the horse, and are a team that not only supports product development research but basic research in order to better understand the mechanisms of biology behind aging, obesity and laminitis, allowing us, as an industry, to provide better care for the horse.” 


2 comments for “BUCKEYE® Nutrition partners with the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center”

  1. Gravatar of TerriTerri
    Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:24:08 AM

    Hi, please keep me and Louie in mind if you need research or study subjects. He is a 24 year old Haflinger cross with EMS, Cushings controlled (?) with Prascend, and is the live of my life. He is fed Buckeye Safe n Easy and Grove n Win.
    Best of luck in this partnership!

  2. Gravatar of Betty AnnBetty Ann
    Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:33:57 PM

    I would be interested if you will be studying the impact of iron intake and accumulation in body tissues and the affect of these on the development of IR and micro-mineral utilization? I get the impression that horses generally don't get anemic and tend to shed little iron.

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