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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 Prebiotics in Horses

By |2021-04-11T19:53:11-05:00April 7th, 2021|Gut Health, Horse Health, Nutrition|

Prebiotics are types of fibre that are given to horses as a food source for the beneficial microbes in the hindgut. Prebiotics support fibre digestibility, gut health, and nutrient assimilation [...]

Amino Acid Requirements for Horses: When to Feed More Protein?

By |2021-04-11T19:56:41-05:00March 29th, 2021|Horse Health, Nutrition|

Is your horse getting a balanced range of essential and non-essential amino acids from their feeding program? Your horse needs adequate amino acids in their diet to make proteins. Proteins [...]

Lysine, Methionine & Threonine for Horses: 7 Reasons to Supplement these Amino Acids

By |2021-04-11T19:59:12-05:00March 5th, 2021|Horse Health, Nutrition|

Lysine, methionine and threonine are known as rate-limiting amino acids that are required in the horse's diet because they cannot be made in the body. Of the 21 amino acids [...]

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