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July 12, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

ESS Award Winner Pat Harris

ESS Award Winner Pat Harris


DALTON, OHIO (July 10, 2013) – Equine Science Society (ESS) recently honored Patricia Harris, Ph.D., director of science, Mars Horsecare, for her work as a scientist and equine nutrition specialist. Harris was presented with the Equine Nutrition Research Award, sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), during an annual ESS meeting in New Mexico in May. She is the first non-American to receive the prestigious award.

“Dr. Harris has been an instrumental member to our team, not only providing research for new products, but also looking at maximizing nutrient availability in our current formulas,” said Ryan Brown, marketing manager, Mars Horsecare US Inc. “We are honored that our brand is driven by the world-class research that Dr. Harris and her team provide.”

Harris joined the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition in 1995 and is responsible for the research carried out by the Equine Studies group, which provides the science behind the Buckeye®Nutrition brand. She attended Cambridge University, UK, receiving Masters of Art and Veterinary Medicine degrees before becoming a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Harris also earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge for her equine rhabdomyolysis research carried out while at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket.

The editor of several books and proceedings, Harris has also served as author/co-author of approximately 30 book chapters and 160 peer-reviewed journal articles as well as more than 400 abstracts. She is a past president of the British Equine Veterinary Association, currently serves on the ESS board and has just been made an officer of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition.

The Equine Nutrition Research Award is part of AFIA’s continuing awards program dating back 65 years. Harris was presented the award by Dr. Jennifer Earing, nutritionist, Tennessee Farmer’s Cooperative. AFIA is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively

to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. Founded in 1909 and headquartered in Arlington, Va., AFIA is the recognized leader on international industry developments.

For more information about Buckeye® Nutrition, visit www.BuckeyeNutrition.com or call the Buckeye® Nutrition care line at (800) 898-9467.


About Buckeye® Nutrition

Headquartered in Dalton, Ohio, Buckeye® Nutrition has been manufacturing quality animal feed since 1910. Buckeye® Nutrition produces a complete line of horse and livestock feed utilizing an integrated process that incorporates state-of-the art equipment and extensive quality control measures to ensure superior products. The company constantly works with veterinarians, university researchers and nutritionists nationwide to provide highly digestive feeds that promote each animal’s health and well-being.