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Tanja Hess
Associate Professor
Animal Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences

Animal Sciences Building, Room
Phone:
970-491-8612
Education:
  • Ph D, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Equine Nutrition
  • MS, Universidade Federal Rural Do Rio De Janeiro; Veterinary Medicine
  • BS, Universidade Federal Fluminense; Veterinary Medicine
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da Costa Santos, Hugo F, Hess, Tanja M, Swain, Elisabeth Ashleigh, Bass, Luke Daniel, Snyder, John, (2016) "Effects of feeding frequency on gastric ulceration and measures of insulin sensitivity in moderately exercised horses" American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Symposium 16

Demme, K., Lapinskas, S., Webster, M., Baker, Daniel W, Bruemmer, Jason Edward, Hess, Tanja M, (2015) 113 Effects of collection method and season on fecal egg counts in feral horses Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 35 5 431

da Costa Santos, H. F., , Mask, Tracy, Splan, R. K., Hess, Tanja M, Bruemmer, Jason Edward, (2015) 34 Differential circulating microRNA profile in insulin-sensitive vs. insulin-resistant mares Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 35 5 398

Ross-Jones, Trinette, McIlwraith, Wayne, Kisiday, John D, Hess, Tanja M, Hansen, Diana K, Black, Jerry B, (2015) Influence of an n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid enriched diet on experimentally induced synovitis in horses Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 99 4 1-13

(2015) "Differential circulating microRNA profile in insulin-sensitive vs. insulin-resistant mares" Jouran of Equine Veterinary Science 35 398

Demme, Katie, Lapinskas, Siga, Webster, Megan, Hess, Tanja M, Bruemmer, Jason Edward, (2015) "Effects of collection method and season on fecal egg counts in feral horses" Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 35 431

Wilkins, Claire, Hess, Tanja M, da Costa Santos, Hugo, (2015) "Feeding free-choice hay to starving horses" Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 35 417

Hess, Tanja M, Ross-Jones, , (2015) Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in horses Revista Brasileira de Zootcnia 203 4-5

Hess, Tanja M, (2015) Amino acid needs in horses The Veterinary Journal 02

Ross, Trinette N, Hess, Tanja M, Rexford, Jill, Ahrens, Nicolette, Engle, Terry E, Hansen, Diana K, (2014) Effects of omega (ώ)-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on equine synovial fluid fatty acid composition and prostaglandin E2. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 34 779-783

Ross-Jones, , Hess, Tanja M, (2013) Evaluation of synovial fluid in horses fed twodifferent sources of long chain n-3polyunsaturated fatty acids: a pilot study J Equine Vet Science

(2013) Fructokinase,Fructans, Intestinal permeability, metabolicsyndrome:, equine connection? Equine Vet Sci 33 120-126

(2012) Anti-helmintic treatment with the use of previous fecal egg counts at theEquine Center J Undergraduate Research and Scholarly excellence 5

Saad, Eliene , Viscardi, Vanessa, Hess, Tanja M, Silva, Eli, Lessa, Daniel, (2012) Cytology profile and age effect in the evaluation of equine bronchoalveolar lavage in healthy and asymptomatic inflammatory airway disease CienciaRural (ISSN 0103-8478) 43 3 452-455

(2012) Dermoid Cyst in Sheep - A Case Report Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária [CistoDermóide em Ovino - Relato de Caso] 34 2 127-130

(2012) Effects of different dietary sources of Omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids on incorporation to the plasma, red blood cell,muscle cell J Anim Sci , doi:10.2527/jas2011-4412 90 3023–3031

(2012) Evaluation of the inflammatory response inexperimentally-induced synovitis in the horse: Acomparison study of recombinant equine interleukin1 beta and lipopolysaccharide Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 20 1583-1590

(2012) "Plasma activities of angiotensin converting enzyme in Arabian training horses" Presented at the Annual Conference of Brazilian Equine Practitioners Campinas, SP, Brazil

Otabachian Smith, Silvia, Hess, Tanja M, (2012) Predicted vs. actual dietary intake levels in a group of old horses Poster presentation 12th Annual AAVN, ClinicalNutrition and Research Symposium 20

Ross, Trinette N, Kisiday, John D, Hess, Tanja M, McIlwraith, C Wayne, (2012) "Evaluation of the inflammatory response in experimentally induced synovitis in the horse: a comparison of recombinant equine interleukin 1 beta and lipopolysaccharide." Osteoarthritis and cartilage 20 12 1583-90

(2011) "Biochemical profile in Thoroughbred colts starting to train" Presented at the VI Post-Graduation forum at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro

(2011) "Effects of a Feed Supplement Containing Fatty Acids and Chromium on Insulin Sensitivity in Old Mares: A Preliminary Study" J Equine Vet Sci 31 252

(2011) Insulin sensitivity in stabled working horses fed a diet high in soluble carbohydrates Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 31 645-649

(2010) "Chapter on nutrient metabolism of nonruminants in rangeland systems" Encyclopedia ofLife Support Systems, Proofreading delivered, Published on http://www.eolss.net/http://www.eolss.net/outlinecomponents/Range-Animal-Sciences-Resources-Management.aspx

(2010) "Effect of n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation on Circulating Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha in Horses" Proc American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Symposium, Annaheim, CA, June 13

(2010) "Effects of omega 3- fatty acid supplementation on plasma red blood cell, muscle cell fatty acid composition in horse" J Anim Sci, presented at the Joint Annual Animal Science Meeting,Denver July 88 Suppl 2 831

(2010) "Effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation from different sources on insulin sensitivity in horses" Proc American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Symposium, Annaheim, CA, June 31

(2010) "Fatty acid composition of synovial fluid in horses fed long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids: a pilot study" J Anim Sci (Abstr) 88 E-Suppl 2 761

(2010) "Insulin sensitivity in stabled working horses fed a diet high in soluble carbohydrates" Accepted for poster presentationat the 8th International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology

(2010) Single-injection glucose kinetics with compartmental modeling during rest and low intensity exercise in horses Equine Vet J 42 361-369

(2010) Use of bovine pericardium for the treatment of equine eventration, a case report Revista Eletronica de Medicina Veterinaria da FAEF/ACEG, January, ISSN: 1679-7353 8 9-Jan

(2009) "Comparison of insulin sensitivity in thin versus normal horses" Revista do CRMV-MG (Official magazine of the Regional Veterinary and Animal Science Council), Anais do IV SINCAV (International Symposium of the Equine Athlete), Belo Horizonte - MG 100 115

(2009) "Comparison of plasma biochemical parameters in exhausted and non exhausted horses participating in 1000 to 2000 m races" J Equine Vet Sci 29 302-303

(2009) Effect of dietary cation anion balance on hematological parameters of eventing horses Proceedings XI World Equine Veterinary Association

(2009) "Effects of dietary cation anion balance on acid base status in eventing horses" Revista do CRMV-MG, Anais do IV SINCAV 100 78

(2009) "Effects of dietary cation anion balance on physiologic parameters in eventing horses" Revista do CRMV-MG, Anais do IV SINCAV 100 84-86

(2009) "Effects of potassium free, potassium rich electrolytes on dietary cation-anion balance, on plasma electrolytes, acid-base balance in eventing horses" J Equine Vet Sci 26 366-367

(2009) "Effects of the acid base balance on plasma electrolytes in eventing horses" 46 Reunião Anual da Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia, Maringá Anais da 46 Reunião Annual da Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia Maringá: SBZ 38

(2009) "Effects of the cation anaion balance on plasma pH in eventing horses" II Simpósio de Equideocultura, Viçosa Anais do II Simpósio de Equideocultura Viçosa: Editora Universitária 1

(2009) "Effects of the cation anion balance on physiological parameters and plasma lactate in eventing horses" IV Simpóso Internacional do Cavalo Atleta (International Symposium of the Equine Athlete), - Revista Veterinária e Zootecnia de Minas Belo Horizonte: CRMV-MG 100 75-77

(2009) "Effects of the cation-anion balance on calcium homeostasis in eventing horses" II Simpósio de Equideocultura, 2009, Viçosa Anais do II Simpósio de Equideocultura Viçosa: Editora Universitária 1

(2008) Dietary energy source affects glucose kinetics in trained Arabian geldings at rest and during endurance exercise J Nutr 138 964-970

(2008) Mammary adenocarcinoma in a mare Ciencia Rural 38 2 556-560

(2008) Potassium-free electrolytes and calcium supplementation in an 80 km endurance ride Comp Exerc Physiol 5 33-41

(2007) Fat adaptation affects insulin sensitivity and elimination during an 80 km endurance ride Pferdeheilkunde 23 241-246

(2007) Insulin resistance and compensation in laminitis-predisposed ponies characterized by the Minimal Model Pferdeheilkunde 23 237-240

(2007) "Potassium-free electrolytes affect plasma calcium during endurance exercise" Proceedings of the 20th Symposium of the Equine Science Society, Hunt Valley, MD

Hess, Tanja M, (2007) "Fat adaptation affects insulin sensitivity, elimination during an 80 km endurance ride" Abstracts of the European Nutrition Conference in Germany in October 82 588-594

(2006) Dietary energy sources, glucose kinetics in trained Arabian geldings during endurance exercise Equine Veterinary Journal 36 631-636

(2006) "Glucose kinetics in trained Arabian geldings: effects of dietary energy source, endurance exercise" Proceedings of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN) 6th Clinical Nutrition Research Symposium 7

(2006) Insulin resistance demonstrated by a specific quantitative method in a hyperlipidemic laminitic pony Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 26 271-274

(2006) Is potassium supplementation beneficial during intense endurance exercise? Equine Veterinary Journal 36 74-79

(2006) Metabolic Syndrome in Healthy Ponies Facilitates Nutritional Countermeasures against Pasture Laminitis J Nutr 136 2090-2093S

(2006) Periostal fibrossarcoma in the left maxillary sinus in an equine Rev Bras Med Vet 28 156-159

(2006) "Pre-Laminitic Metabolic Syndrome: application to Connemara ponies" Proceedings of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN) 6th Clinical Nutrition Research Symposium 17

(2006) Splan RKand Staniar WB. Insulin resistance, inheritance and pre-laminitic metabolic syndrome in ponies J Am Vet Med Assoc 228 10 1538-1545

(2005) Comparison of oxidative stress and antioxidant status in endurance horses in three 80 km races Equine Comp Ex Physiol 2 3 153-157

(2005) "Dietary energy sources affect insulin sensitivity and ²-cell responsiveness of trained Arabian geldings during endurance exercise" J Anim Nutr Physiol 89 429

(2005) "Effects of glucose polymer with and without potassium and differnt diets on glycogen repletion after a treadmill exercise test in endurance horses" J Anim Nutr Physiol 89 429-430

(2005) "Genetic pre-disposition for laminitis in ponies" In Proc 19th Conf Equine Sci Soc, Tucson, AZ, June 219-220

(2005) Insulin resistance in the horse: definition, detection and dietetics J Anim Sci 83 22-31

(2005) Insulin sensitivity and pancreatic $b-cell response in the horse: screening proxies and reference quintiles assessed by the minimal model Am J Vet Res 66 2114-2121

(2005) "Laminitic metabolic profile in genetically predisposed ponies involves exaggerated compensated insulin resistance" J Anim Nutr Physiol 89 431

(2005) Potassium supplementation affects acid-base status and plasma ion concentrations of horses during endurance exercise Am J Vet Res 66 466-473

(2005) "Pre-laminitic metabolic syndrome in genetically predisposed ponies involves compensated insulin resistance" J Anim Nutr Physiol 89 430

(2005) "Thyroid Function during athletic conditioning and acute exercise in Arabians fed different sources of dietary energy" Proceedings of the 19th Symposium of The Equine Science Society Tucson, AZ, USA 19 117-118

(2005) Vitamin E intake and systemic antioxidant status in competitive endurance horses Equine Comp Ex Physiol 2 3 149-152

(2004) Antioxidant supplementation, oxidative stress of horses during an 80-km race J Animal Sci 82 588-594

(2004) Lipoic acid and vitamin E supplementation to horses diminishes endurance exercise induced oxidative stress, muscle enzyme leakage, and apoptosis The Elite Racing and Endurance Horse Part 1 Proceedings of the Conference on Equine Sports Medicine and Science 105-119

(2004) "Potassium supplementation affects plasma [K+] during an 80 km endurance exercise test on the treadmill" J Anim Sci 82 suppl 1 97

(2004) Testing of two glycogen repleting formulas after a treadmill exercise test in endurance horses The Elite Racing and Endurance Horse, Part 1, Proceedings of the Conference on Equine Sports Medicine and Science 181-185

(2003) Oxidative Stress in horses in three 80 km races Proceedings of the Eighteenth Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, East Lansing, MI, June 4-7 18 47:52:00

(2003) "Potassium-free electrolytes and calcium supplementation in an endurance race" Proceedings of the Eighteenth Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, East Lansing, MI, June 4-7 18 148-149

(2003) Selective IgA defficiency in endurance horses of Arabian descent Proceedings of the Eighteenth Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, East Lansing, MI, June 4-7 18 213-214

(2003) Vitamin intake and oxidative stress in endurance horses Proceedings of the Eighteenth Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, East Lansing, MI, June 4-7 18 134-135

(2002) "Antioxidant supplementation, oxidative stress in horses during a competitive endurance ride" Proceedings of the AAVN Clinical Nutrition, Research Symposium, Dallas, TX

(2002) "Dietary grain and endurance exercise" Proceedings of the Joint Meeting, Quebec City, CA, Journal of Dairy Science, 85(1), Journal of Animal Science, 80(1), 171

(2002) "Endurance exercise: is potassium supplementation beneficial?" Proceedings of the AAVN Clinical Nutrition, Research Symposium, Dallas, TX

(2002) "Endurance exercise: is potassium supplementation necessary?" Proceedings of the 2002 Joint Meeting, Quebec City, CA, Journal of Dairy Science, 85(1); Journal of Animal Science, 80(1):172

(2002) Lipoic acid as an antioxidant in mature Thoroughbred geldings: a preliminary study J Nutr 132 1628S-1631S

(2002) "Oxidative stress and antioxidant supplementation in horses during a competitive endurance ride" Proceedings of the Joint Meeting, Quebec City, CA, Journal of Dairy Science, 85(1), Journal of Animal Science, 80(1), 171

(2002) Speed associated with plasma pH, oxygen content, total protein and urea in an 80-km endurance race Equine Exercise Physiology 6 39-43

(2000) Creatin phosphokinase (CK) and aspartate aminotrasferase (AST) of horses competing in endurance races Arq Fac Vet UFRGS 28 1 70-78

(1997) "Plasma Creatinkinase and Aspartateaminotransferase in horses before and after endurance races" Presented at the VIII Biannual Research Presentation of the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Serpedica, RJ In: Anais do VIII Seminario Bienal de Pesquisa, vVII

(1995) "Clinical and surgical evaluation of a case of Phycomicosis (Pytium insidiosum) in a horse" Presented at the VII Biannual Research Presentation of the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, RJ In; Anais do VII Seminario Bienal de Pesquisa, vVII