Cornell Nutritionist Joins Editorial Advisory Board

The Horse introduces its newest member to the Editorial Advisory Board. The professionals from around the world who serve on the Advisory Board offer their counsel and advice to our publication in order to ensure we have the most accurate and timely content possible, and to keep us up-to-date on their specialties of research and equine medicine.

Harold Hintz, PhD, MS, is Professor of Animal Nutrition at Cornell University. He was born in Frank, Ohio, and he attended The Ohio State University, where he earned his BS in Animal Science. He next attended Cornell University for his Masters and his PhD in Animal Nutrition. Hintz then was hired as an Assistant Professor of Animal Science (Swine Nutrition) at the University of California, Davis.

Returning to Cornell University as an Assistant Professor in animal nutrition in the equine research program, he was made an Associate Professor within four years. In 1979, he was promoted to full Professor. Hintz also served as the chairman of the Department of Animal Science from 1991-1997.

Hintz currently teaches classes dealing with horses, nutrition of exotic and companion animals, and equine genetics. His primary research interest is in equine nutrition, particularly mineral and energy metabolism. He also has conducted research on cat, dog, and zoo animal nutrition, and he has won numerous awards for his work.

An avid writer, Hintz has authored 190 peer-reviewed journal articles; written 615 articles in non-refereed journals, abstracts, and proceedings; authored or co-authored four books; and contributed to chapters in 36 books.

Hintz is a member of five societies--the Equine Nutrition and Physiologic Society, the Association of Equine Sports Medicine, the American Society of Animal Science, the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, and the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. He will be this year's Frank J. Milne State of the Art Lecturer at the anual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners

About the Author

Sarah Evers Conrad

Sarah Evers Conrad has a bachelor’s of arts in journalism and equine science from Western Kentucky University. As a lifelong horse lover and equestrian, Conrad started her career at The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care magazine. She has also worked for the United States Equestrian Federation as the managing editor of Equestrian magazine and director of e-communications and served as content manager/travel writer for a Caribbean travel agency. When she isn’t freelancing, Conrad spends her free time enjoying her family, reading, practicing photography, traveling, crocheting, and being around animals in her Lexington, Kentucky, home.

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