Equine Clinical Nutrition Specialist Pat Harris has been ranked 192nd among best scientists in the world for 2024, in the field of animal science and veterinary. Rated at number 20 in the United Kingdom, Dr Harris is the sole equine-only scientist on the list, making her the top ranked scientist working solely on horses in the UK.

Dr Harris MA, PhD, VetMB, DipECVCN, MRCVS & RCVS is an internationally renowned authority on equine nutrition from both veterinary and academic perspectives. She is head of the Equine Studies Group at Waltham Petcare Science Institute, home of the Spillers brand.

To date the Waltham Equine Studies Group, under Dr Harris’ leadership, and with worldwide collaborators, has published more than 75 peer-reviewed research papers in the past 10 years alone relating to the senior horse, obesity, laminitis, insulin dysregulation and weight management.

“All of us at Mars Horsecare UK, home of the Spillers brand, would like to congratulate Pat on this outstanding achievement,” said Clare Barfoot RNutr, Marketing and Research and Development Director at Mars Horsecare UK.

“Such international recognition reiterates the considerable nutrition knowledge and expertise behind the brand, driven by Pat in her role as head of the Waltham Equine Studies Group. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have world class research behind our product range, keeping us at the forefront of equine nutritional science, to help improve the health, welfare and longevity of horses.”

The ratings have been released by Research.com, an academic platform for researchers, in the 2024 Edition of their Ranking of Best Scientists in the field of Animal Science and Veterinary.

Lead image of Pat Harris. Credit: Craig Payne Photography at the National Equine Forum

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