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Dr. Jennifer Gill

Dr. Jennifer Gill
- Assistant Professor - Equine Science

Biography

Dr. Jennifer Gill is the equine assistant professor for the Department of Agriculture. Dr. Gill grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where she developed a passion for horses by owning and showing horses with a competition team at the local and regional levels throughout her youth. Dr. Gill earned her Bachelor’s degree in Equine Science from Otterbein University while working as an emergency veterinary assistant at animal hospitals. Dr. Gill graduated with a doctoral degree in Animal Science from North Carolina State University in 2016, where she studied equine nutrition and laminitis prevention strategies. Dr. Gill’s research interests involve the effects of weight management on insulin and glucose levels, strategies for reducing the body condition of horses on pasture-based diets, and differences in digestible energy intakes in horses with maintenance requirements. While at North Carolina State University, Dr. Gill was a graduate teaching assistant for laboratory classes in Biology and Animal Science.  Dr. Gill teaches Introduction to Horse Science, Horse Production, Equine Nutrition, Horse Training, Equine Experience, and Basic Equitation classes.  She also assists students in research projects concerning equine nutrition, behavior and hoof science.

Publications

Gill, J.C. “Protecting the Barefoot Horse’s Feet.” American Farriers Journal. July/August 2018, p. 64-69.

Siciliano, P.D., J.C. Gill, and M.A. Bowman. "Effect of Sward Height on Pasture Nonstructural Carbohydrate Concentrations and Blood Glucose/Insulin Profiles in Grazing Horses." Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 57 (2017): 29-34.

Askins, MJ, A. Palkovic, G. Jones, K. Leppo, J.C. Gill. Effect of feeding Teff hay on dry matter intake, digestible energy intake and resting insulin/glucose concentration in horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2017. Abstract.

J.C. Gill, S.E. Pratt-Phillips, P.D. Siciliano. The effect of time-and space-restricted grazing on body weight, body condition score, resting insulin concentration and activity in grazing horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2017. Abstract.

J. C. Gill, M.H. Bowman, K.M. Lloyd, S.E Pratt-Phillips. Relationships among digestible energy intake, body weight and body condition in mature idle horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, Vol. 54, 2017, pp. 32-36.

J.C. Gill. “Weight management in horses: Relationships among digestible energy intake, body weight, and body condition,” Ph.D Thesis, 2016.

J.C. Gill, S.E. Pratt-Phillips, R.A. Mansmann, P. Siciliano. “Weight loss in twenty-four overweight client-owned horses,” Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2015.

J.C. Gill, K.E. Lloyd, M.A. Hastings, P.D. Siciliano, and S.E. Pratt-Phillips. “Digestible energy intakes of thirty-five horses over a 42-d period.” Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, vol 35, no. 5, 2015, pp. 406. Abstract.

P.D. Siciliano, and J.C. Gill. “Effect of pasture sward height on blood glucose and insulin profiles in grazing horses.” Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 429. Abstract.

J.C. Gill, S.E Pratt-Phillips, R.A. Mansmann, P. Siciliano. “Estimated digestible energy intakes in moderate and overweight horses” Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, vol. 33, no. 5, 2013, pp. 340. Abstract.

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