Nutrition in performance horses
Dr. Sarah White is delineating optimal nutrient requirements for performance horses to maximize skeletal muscle and overall animal health. Our laboratory investigates the effects of dietary interventions, including but not limited to inorganic vs complexed trace minerals, dietary selenium concentrations, and supplementation with a yeast byproduct, all in exercising horses. By evaluating measures that span from mitochondrial density and capacity to systemic and joint inflammation, we will be able to make clear recommendations for nutrient levels, many of which are still unknown in performance horses.
Evaluating equine feeding behavior utilizing GrowSafe Systems: a pilot study By Sarah H. White Emily C Dickson, William C Kayser, Christine M Latham, Jessica L Leatherwood, Courtney L Daigle
Dietary selenium improves skeletal muscle mitochondrial biogenesis in young equine athletes. By White SH, Wohlgemuth S, Li C, Warren LK.
Submaximal exercise training, more than dietary selenium supplementation, improves antioxidant status and ameliorates exercise-induced oxidative damage to skeletal muscle in young equine athletes. By Sarah White
Trace mineral supplementation of yearling horses By Sarah H White, Latham, CM, RN Owen, EC Dickson, CK Larson
Nutrient digestion and voluntary intake of mature horses
Evaluating equine feeding behavior utilizing GrowSafe Systems By Jessica Leatherwood, Courtney Daigle, and Sarah White