Shannon Pratt-Phillips, MSc, PhD

Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD, received her Master of Science from the University of Kentucky and her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Guelph, focusing on equine nutrition and exercise physiology. Pratt-Phillips joined the faculty at North Carolina State University in 2006, where she currently teaches equine nutrition in the Department of Animal Science. She is the director of the Distance Education Animal Science Programs, which includes the Master of Animal Science program, and her field of research focuses on glucose metabolism, insulin resistance, obesity, and laminitis prevention and management in horses.

Articles by: Shannon Pratt-Phillips, MSc, PhD

2018 KER Conference; Caring for Senior Horses: What to Remember

Vitamin Supplementation for Old Horses

Does your old horse need additional vitamin supplementation in his later years? An equine nutritionist explains what horse owners can do to ensure their senior horses receive proper nutrition.

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Feeder Facts; what nutrients does a horse need

What Nutrients Does a Horse Need?

Any good feeding program meets the nutrient needs for the animal, maintains a healthy digestive system, and offers feeds of the highest quality. Does your horse’s diet include the required nutrients?

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Feed Weanlings Carefully to Support Growth

Feeding Foals

Proper nutrition throughout the foal’s first year of can impact his musculoskeletal health and his future performance as an athlete. The growing foal passes through three important nutritional phases: nursing, creep feeding, and weaning.

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Cost-Efficient Feeding

Forage analysis and judicial use of concentrates and supplements can help you get the most bang for your buck

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Do you have any information about what would happen if you were to feed a horse bread? I understand that bread

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Equine Metabolism

The horse’s metabolic processes provide the body with the fuels it needs to sustain itself.

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