Wed, Feb 07|
"Selenium's Role in Equine Performance at a Cellular Level" with Sarah White-Spring, PhD of Texas A&M University
You know that selenium is important to horse health, but WHY? Learn about selenium's role in equine health from a leading and award winning researcher from Texas A&M University, Dr. Sarah White-Springer. Dr. White is an extremely impressive educator, researcher and equestrian. Learn from the best.
Time & Location
Feb 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM MST
About the Event
Not an OCEN Member? Register and pay on this page to join this event. OCEN Community, Farm, and Veterinary Members receive free access to all guest lectures automatically. All registrants, members and non-memnbers, will receive the recording within 48 hours of the live event. Live even participatnts will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive a discount on consultations.
Major Take-A-Ways of the Presentation
- How to mitigate fatique related injuries
- Selenium's role in muscle function and optimal equine performance
- Understand the relationship between mitochondria and inflammation in the muscle
Dr. White's Bio
Dr. Sarah White-Springer is an Associate Professor of Equine Physiology at Texas A&M University. Upon culmination of her
PhD program at the University of Florida, Dr. White-Springer completed postdoctoral training at the University of Kentucky
studying muscle disease in humans and murine models. Dr. White-Springer now aims to develop and utilize novel technologies to enhance performance and wellbeing in equine athletes through dietary and managerial modulation of skeletal muscle mitochondrial and inflammatory profiles. Relationships developed with the Thoroughbred industry have afforded Dr. White-Springer the opportunity to work with elite racehorses, including a 2022 Kentucky Derby contender! She also serves as the mitochondria expert in collaborative efforts in cattle and swine production and in ovine and murine models of human disease. Dr. White-Springer has been instrumental in obtaining over $3 million in funding to support her research program and has published 30 journal articles and 62 scientific abstracts. She has mentored 9 M.S. and 2 Ph.D. students as chair of committee and has served as the primary instructor for 8 courses. In the last 2 years, Dr. White-Springer received the American Society of Animal Science Equine Science Award, the Equine Science Society Josie Coverdale Award for Outstanding Young Professional, the Texas A&M William A. Dugas Early Career Award for Research Excellence, was a USDA Young and Emerging Invited Speaker at the 12 th International Symposium on Selenium in Biology and Medicine in Honolulu, HI, and had a publication cited as a Key Publication in Equine Exercise Physiology 2018-2022 at the 2022 International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology in Uppsala, Sweden. Dr. White-Springer is also an accomplished horsewoman, most recently earning multiple titles at the 2022 Arabian Sport Horse Nationals with her 4-year-old, Marti.
Non-OCEN Member Ticket Pricing
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