Fact and Fiction: Equine Weight Management (1679)
Food Animal/Equine |  Equine
Saturday |  9:00 AM -  9:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||207A



Shannon Pratt-Phillips MS, PhD
North Carolina State University, Department of Animal Science

Shannon E. Pratt Phillips is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science at North Carolina State University. She conducts research in the field of glucose metabolism, insulin resistance, obesity and weight management in horses. She teaches in the field of general equine science and equine nutrition, both via traditional face-to-face classes and online and received the Outstanding Teacher Award from NC State University in 2013. Pratt Phillips received her B.S. (1997) from the University of Guelph, her M.S. (1999) from the University of Kentucky and her Ph.D. (2005) from the University of Guelph. She is on the Board of Directors for the Equine Science Society, and a member of North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, American Society of Animal Science and the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, and she is the Past-President of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


This lecture is designed to give attendees insight into the process of managing weight in their equine patients, as well as debunk some commonly held myths about weight loss in the horse.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe a simple weight loss management program for an equine patient

2. Demonstrate understanding of the role of nutrition in weight loss

Convention Notes

Convention notes require you to log in. Please click here to login