Kristen M. Janicki, MS, PAS

Kristen M. Janicki, a lifelong horsewoman, was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences from the attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and later attended graduate school at the University of Kentucky, studying under Dr. Laurie Lawrence in the area of Equine Nutrition. Kristen began her current position as a performance horse nutritionist for Mars Horsecare, US, Inc., and Buckeye Nutrition, in 2010. Her job entails evaluating and improving the performance of the sport horse through proper nutrition.

Articles by Kristen Janicki

Weights and Measures: Equine Feed Practices in the U.S.

Researchers determined that both veterinarians and owners need more equine nutrition education. Read More

The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career. Read More

What Supplements Do Eventing and Dressage Horses Consume?

Joint health and mobility supplements were the most frequently used in both disciplines, researchers found. Read More

Senior Feeds: Not Just for Old Horses

Don't balk at the S-word on the feed label--it might be just what your adult horse needs. Read More

5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

Don't wait until your foal is weaned to plan a diet that meets his increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements. Read More

How Hard are My Lesson Horses Really Working?

A trainer asks how to classify her horses' workload when considering their nutritional needs. Read More

Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring. Read More

Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy. Read More

Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets. Read More

5 Tips for Feeding Foals

Proper nutrition is critical for growth and development. Learn the right way to feed your foal. Read More

5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them. Read More

Nutritional Considerations for Breeding Stallions

As breeding season approaches, owners should consider a few key points about studs' nutritional needs. Read More

5 Tips for Feeding Frequent Travelers

Prepare in advance to ensure your horse stays healthy during transport and once he's arrived at his destination. Read More

Could Coconut Meal Benefit Some Horses?

Coconut, or copra, meal could be useful for horses requiring low-NSC diets, researchers found Read More

Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. Read More

Do Muzzles Slow Horses' Pelleted Feed Intake?

Wearing a grazing muzzle during feeding is a simple, effective intervention for horses prone to choke, scientists found. Read More

Improving Horse Health Through Nutrition in the New Year

When it comes to feeding your horses, don't make the same mistakes you've made in the past in the new year. Read More

Protein's Role in Fueling Performance Horses

Protein--made up of amino acids--mainly functions in muscle, tendon, and ligament development and repair. Read More

Digesting Different Hay Forms

Bales aren't the only hay option. Here's some information about different hay forms horse owners can consider. Read More

Planning Hay Purchases

Learn how to plan forage purchases with this practical guide to hay cuttings, types, and quality. Read More

Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

As temperatures drop, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter. Read More

Researchers Examine Disorders in Horses Lacking Dental Care

All horses had issues, with older animals having more fractures, gaps between teeth, and cavities than younger ones. Read More

Five Tips for Feeding Mature, Healthy Hard Keepers

Does your otherwise healthy horse have trouble keeping pounds on? Here are five tips for feeding hard keepers. Read More

Equine Ration Balancer Pellets Explained

When fed with forage, ration balancer pellets supplement equine diets without excess calories. Read More

Does Weight Gain Due to Grazing Cause Insulin Resistance?

Changes in Finnhorse mares' body weight and condition and in gene expression did not appear to evoke insulin resistance. Read More