Research to advance our understanding of factors that link horse health, nutrition, and management with athletic and reproductive performance.

Our mission is to ensure the continued improvement of equine health and reproduction, nutrition and performance.

We have the capability of studying the impact on the equine industry of critical issues like economics, nutrient management and the national animal identification system. Penn State is uniquely suited to study these topics due to our faculty's expertise in these areas. In addition we have horses and facilities that allow us to conduct controlled research trials on campus.

Faculty Working in Equine Nutrition and Physiology

Equine nutrition and physiology researchers working in the Department of Animal Science.

Burt Staniar Lab

Research efforts are focused on how nutrition and management influence metabolic regulation in the horse.

Equine Facilities

Penn State's Equine Facilities include two horse barns with approximately 35 stalls, an indoor arena, a round pen, and paddocks and pastures.

Penn State Extension Equine Team

The Extension Equine Team provides educational information, support and programs for the equine industry.