About Dr. Christine Latham, Ph.D.

Dr. Christine Latham grew up in Florida working on local farms in exchange for the opportunity to ride. Dr. Latham’s completed her B.Sc. at the University of Florida studying Animal Science. She did her master’s degree at the University of Kentucky followed by a Ph.D. at Texas A&M. Her research focused on amino acid supplementation, skeletal muscle biology in aged horses and exercise physiology. She worked on several projects on the effects of supplements such as complexed trace minerals, probiotics, different combinations of vitamin E and selenium, and conjugated linoleic acid. Following her graduate work, she accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kentucky with Dr. Chris Fry, studying skeletal muscle biology. Dr. Latham is passionate about equine exercise physiology and nutrition, the physiology of aging, and optimization of skeletal muscle biology to support athletic performance in health and disease. She currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her sons, husband, horse, pig, and her two dogs, Penelope and Herman.

Is Soy Good or Bad for Horses? [Review of Soybean Meal in Feeds]

By |2022-09-01T16:39:35-04:00September 1st, 2022|Nutrition|

Soy is a common ingredient in many equine feeds. Different parts of the soybean can be used to provide protein, energy, and fiber in your horse's diet. Soybeans are popular because of their versatility and affordability. Soy oil is a palatable fat source for horses who require additional calories. Soybean meal and roasted soybeans also have a superior amino acid profile compared to other commonly fed protein sources. This makes soy a desirable addition to the high-protein diets required by lactating and growing horses.

Why Do you Need an Equine Nutritionist? – [Free Consultation Inside]

By |2022-08-11T07:40:54-04:00August 10th, 2022|Horse Health, Nutrition|

Is your horse getting what she needs in her current diet? Does she have health concerns that could be improved through feeding practices? If you own or care for horses, chances are you have asked yourself these questions at some point. You may have even sought out the services of an equine nutritionist to help you formulate a balanced diet for your horse.

How to Feed an Emaciated Horse to Avoid Refeeding Syndrome

By |2022-07-08T11:47:47-04:00July 8th, 2022|Horse Health, Nutrition|

Emaciated horses have a very low body condition score with extensive loss of muscle and fat. These severely underweight horses need to be carefully managed with veterinary care and precise nutrition strategies during their recovery. Reintroducing feed must be done slowly to allow your horse’s body to adjust.