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Nutrition with Dr. Laurie Lawrence, PhD.

Welcome to another FHANA education webinar brought to you by the FHANA health Committee, Sponsored by the Fenway Foundation.

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About the Speaker:
Laurie Lawrence, PhD, is a professor in the department of animal and food sciences at the University of Kentucky (UK).Since joining UK in 1992 Lawrence has made many significant contributions to the field of equine nutrition. She has studied the equine athlete, the broodmare, and the growing horse. Furthermore, Lawrence was one of the first equine nutritionists to focus on performance horses. Her studies on nitrogen metabolism during exercise and the role of dietary protein on horses' response to exercise were the first ever conducted.

Through cooperative efforts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, Lawrence has developed a major research effort involving horses' use of pastures and conserved forages. Her work in this area resulted in her receiving the Alfalfa Public Service Award from the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council. In 1998 she was recognized by her American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) peers when resented with the American Feed Industry Association's Award for Distinguished Research in Nonruminant Nutrition. In 2004 Lawrence was appointed to chair the National Research Council's (NRC) subcommittee to revise the "nutrient requirements of horses."

Lawrence is an active member of ASAS and has served on the Board of Directors of the Society and as recording secretary. She has also served as Chairperson of the Nonruminant Nutrition Committee and the Horse Committee of the Society and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Animal Science. Her active basic and applied research programs have resulted in 75 refereed journal publications, 12 book chapters, and more than 150 scientific abstracts, research reports, and popular articles.
Ph.D., Colorado State University (Animal Nutrition)
M.S., Colorado State University (Animal Nutrition)
B.S., Cornell University (Animal Science)
A.A.S., State University of New York Agricultural and Technical College at Delhi, Veterinary Technology

Edited from The Horse: Laurie Lawrence Recognized with ASAA Fellow Award

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