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Jenifer A. Nadeau, Associate Professor, Equine Extension Specialist



(860) 486-4471




     George White Bldg., Room 2


Jenifer Nadeau received an AAS in Agricultural Science from the State University of New York at Morrisville College in 1993. She received a BS in Animal Science - Equine Option from the University of Kentucky in 1995. Then she received her MS in Comparative and Experimental Medicine in 1997 and completed her PhD in Animal Science in 2001 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She joined the UConn Animal Science Department in August, 2001. She has worked with horses since the age of 8. Her experience includes working at a trail riding facility, manager of a hunter/jumper facility, manager of a veterinarian's horse and sheep farm, working as a night watch at a historic Thoroughbred breeding farm, driving and training draft horses, and working with therapeutic riding programs.

Dr. Nadeau is also President of the American Youth Horse Council and advisor to the UConn Equine Club and Sigma Alpha chapter.


Area of Interest

My goal is to improve equine health through evaluation of current practices and the development of new practices, leading to sound equine health management programs for horse owners to utilize. The specific aims of my research are to:

  1. Evaluate the incidence of insulin resistance, identify causative agents and develop dietary intervention
  2. Evaluate the incidence of gastric ulcer disease in horses and attempt to modify its incidence through dietary intervention
  3. Utilize GPS tracking to determine effects on health and behavior
  4. Examine the results of selective deworming in horses


Classes Taught

ANSC 2251 Horse Science


Nadeau, J., Alger, E. MOVE your meeting with Parliamentary Procedure. American Youth Horse Council Symposium (March 23, 2014).

Brady C., Nadeau J. “Youth motivation to participate in the 2012 Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup.” Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 33: 386. (May 2013)

Lewis C., Nadeau J. “The effect of season on hoof growth and travel patterns of domestic horses.” Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 33: 354. (May 2013)

Nadeau J. “Horseplay! A Talk.” Webinar for My Horse University: online at  http://www.myhorseuniversity.com/resources/webcasts/horseplay (December 2012)

Nadeau, J., Alger, E., "Goal Setting: How to Achieve Your Life Goals," American Youth Horse Council Symposium. (March 24, 2012).

Philbrick, M., Nadeau, J., Hoagland, T., "Challenges and benefits of the participation of youth in creating youth-friendly material: Horses and Humans for a Healthy Habitat," American Society of Animal Science. (July 12, 2011). 

Nadeau, J., Heidorn, N., Nick, B., "Content appraisal: A tool for analyzing web content and its effectiveness," American Society of Animal Science. (July 12, 2011).

Nadeau J. “Gastric ulcers: how to tell if your horse has one and what to do if it does.” Webinar for My Horse University: online at http://www.myhorseuniversity.com/resources/webcasts/march2011  (March 2011)

Nadeau J. “On the trail ride – best practices.” Webinar for My Horse University: online at http://www.myhorseuniversity.com/resources/webcasts/trail_oct09  (October 2009)

Nadeau J. “Introduction to environmentally friendly horse management.” Webinar for My Horse University: online at  http://www.myhorseuniversity.com/events/environmentally_friendly_horse_management_jan_2009 (January 2009)



Lewis, C., Nadeau, J., Hoagland, T., Darre, M. The effect of season on travel patterns and hoof growth of domestic horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Medicine. Accepted for publication, in press.

Pacheco, A., Paradis, M., Hoffman, A., Pilar, H., Sanchez, A., Nadeau, J., Tufts, M., Mazan, M. Age effects on blood gas, spirometry, airway reactivity and broncheoalveolar lavage fluid cytology in clinically healthy horses. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 28 (2) 603-608.

Luthersson N., Nadeau J. “Gastric Ulceration.” Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition. Elsevier, 558-567. (2013)

Bowell, B., Mayor, L., Mittasch, D., Brady, T., Budney, W., Butts, J., Chester, P., Davis, S., Dubitsky, D., Guszkowski, J., Kaufman, J., Martin, J. L., Meader, J., Meinert, R., Nadeau, J., Nichols, J., Sherman, B., McGuire, T., Olsen, R., Turner, A., Wettemann, J.. Municipal Livestock Regulations Guide.  American Farmland Trust, Published.

Nadeau, J.. Broodmare Nutrition. (2012 Update), 760-1 to 760-3. Horse Industry Handbook/American Youth Horse Council, Published. 

Nadeau, J.. Feeding Management and Grazing Behavior Guidelines. (2012 Update), 735-1 to 735-3. Horse Industry Handbook/American Youth Horse Council, Published. 

Nadeau, J.. Geriatric Horse Nutrition. (2012 Update), 770-1 to 770-3. Horse Industry Handbook/American Youth Horse Council, Published. 

Nadeau, J.. Nutrition of the Maintenance Horse. (2012 Update), 750-1 to 750-2. Horse Industry Handbook/American Youth Horse Council, Published.

Mazan M, Svatek J, Maranda L, Christiani D, Ghio A, Nadeau J, Hoffman AM. 2009. Questionnaire assessment of airway disease symptoms in equine barn personnel. Occupational Medicine, doi:10.1093/occmed/kqp003.

Nadeau, J. E.A. McCabe Alger 2008. Horsin' around without horses; activities for your horseless horse members. National Youth Horse Leader's Symposium, Raleigh, North Carolina, pp. 17.

Nadeau J. 2007. Colic in the Horse. In: American Youth Horse Council Horse Industry Handbook. 435a1-435a-6.

Nadeau J. 2007. Equine Herpesviruses. Effective Horse Management - Fifth in the Horse Health Series. Animal Science Fact Sheet, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut. Online at http://www.canr.uconn.edu/ansci/ext/herpesvirus.htm.

Nadeau JA, Andrews FM. 2007. Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. In: N. Edward Robinson, [ed.], Current Therapy in Equine Medicine. Saunders 6th edition, St. Louis Missouri, in press.

Nadeau, J., E. McCabe Alger, T. Hoagland. 2007. Longitudinal study of the general knowledge of 4-H horse members. J. Extension 45(5): online at http://www.joe.org/joe/2007october/rb6p.shtml.

Nadeau, J., A. Sanchez, S. Bushmich, J. Dinger. 2007. Impacts of an EHV-1 outbreak on teaching, research and extension programs: is your college or university prepared? Proceedings of the Twentieth Equine Science Society Symposium Baltimore, Maryland pp. 195-196.

Browning, D., J. Nadeau, P. Scheifele, J. Dinger. 2007. Equine vocalization project (EVP): Mare-foal separation whinnies. Proceedings of the Twentieth Equine Science Society Symposium Baltimore, Maryland pp. 264-265

Valipe, S., M. Amalaradjou, J. Nadeau, A. Thirunavukkarasu, K. Venkitanarayan. 2007. Development and optimization of species-specific PCR for rapid detection of Dermatophilus congolensis. J. Animal Science 85(Suppl. 1): 245

Hobbies/Non-Academic Interests

Hiking, walking, kayaking, horseback riding, travel & tourism, reading, mini golf, moose watching, swimming, and playing with my dogs Goldie and Bruno.

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