Equine Science Award
Section Awarded: National
Brian D. Nielsen, Equine Science Award
Sponsored by Zinpro Performance Minerals
Brian D. Nielsen is a professor in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University. His research focuses on the growth and development of the equine athlete, with an emphasis on the prevention of skeletal injuries. Nielsen has authored 40 peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters, and over 150 conference papers and abstracts. He has received $1.2 million in funding, is a member of ASAS and the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, and is the vice president for the Equine Science Society. He is a Diplomat in the American College of Animal Nutritionists and served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Nutrient Requirements of Horses.