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About Dr. Priska Darani

Dr. Priska Darani has had a lifelong passion for understanding how diet regulates metabolism and contributes to health in both humans and animals. Priska grew up on a dairy farm in Eastern Ontario before attending the University of Guelph in 2005 to complete a B.Sc. in Animal Biology with a focus on nutrition. While at Guelph, she worked at the Arkell Poultry and Equine Research Station where she assisted with daily care of the horses. In 2012, she received an M.Sc. for OMAFRA-funded research on how altering the amino acid balance of lactating cow rations can affect milk production and composition. In 2016, she completed her Ph.D. degree focusing on nutritional regulation of insulin sensitivity and using mathematical models to predict metabolic responses. She is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Toronto. Throughout her studies, Priska has maintained a strong connection to Animal Science, working with Trouw Nutrition on several modelling projects to better predict how feeding decisions affect farm animal outcomes.

6 Science-Backed Benefits of Probiotics for Horses

By |2020-06-23T08:49:06-05:00June 19th, 2020|Gut Health, Horse Health|

Probiotics are live microbes (bacteria, yeast, fungi and protozoa) that help horses maintain a healthy gut by protecting against "bad" microbes or pathogens. Maintaining a healthy microbiome promotes optimal digestive [...]

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