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

Feeding Horses With Endocrine Disorders

Nutritional management revolves around weight loss and low-sugar and -starch diets. Read More

7 Equine Nutrition Myths Busted

Decipher fact vs. fiction when it comes to the complicated world of feeding horses. Read More

Baled Alfalfa or Alfalfa Pellets: Which is Better?

You're faced with the choice of offering your horse alfalfa pellets or hay. Which should you choose? Read More

What's All the Hype? Feeding the Energetic Horse

Find out how some simple diet changes might help calm your hyperactive horse. Read More

Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use. Read More

Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse

Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach. Read More

Equine Ration Balancer Pellets Explained

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

Alternative Fiber Sources for Horses

Need to stretch your hay supply this winter? Consider adding hay cubes, complete feeds, or forage byproducts. Read More

5 Facts About Flax

What exactly is flax and how does it benefit the horse? Here are five things to know about flaxseed. Read More

5 Tips for Feeding Frequent Travelers

Heading south for the winter? Prepare in advance to keep your horse healthy during and after transport. Read More

Planning Hay Purchases

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

Switching Horse Feeds Safely

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset. Read More

Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health. Read More

Can Weight Loss Predict Chronic Grass Sickness Outcomes?

Weight loss--both the amount and rate--can help predict chronic equine grass sickness survival, researchers found. Read More

Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

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

Fats: Not Just a Fad

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity. Read More

5 Tips for Packing the Pounds on Performance Horses

Here's what to consider when managing a hard-keeping equine athlete. Read More

Can Owners Help Horses Achieve Weight Loss at Home?

Weight loss is possible in most situations, provided the owner remains actively involved in the nutrition program. Read More

Blister Beetle Basics

Blister beetles in your horse's alfalfa can be deadly. Here's what to watch for and how to keep your horses healthy. Read More

Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions. Read More

How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster. Read More

Does Energy Intake Influence Equine Forage Preference?

Horses appear to select forages based on smell and taste rather than energy intake, researchers found. Read More

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