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Randolph alumna, faculty share research at Equine Science Society conference

Reilly Wren made her presentation, "Omeprazole Does Not Affect Cribbing Behavior in Horses," at the ESS conference

Reilly Wren made her presentation, “Omeprazole Does Not Affect Cribbing Behavior in Horses,” at the ESS conference

Reilly Wren ’19 and Amanda Rumore, a Randolph biology professor, attended and presented research at the 26th Equine Science Society (ESS) Symposium hosted by N.C. State University and held in Asheville, N.C., from June 3-6.

Wren presented her honors research project on Omeprazole and its potential effects on cribbing behavior in horses. Wren graduated from Randolph last winter, and will begin graduate school at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine this fall.

Rumore presented a collaborative project she and Adam Houlihan, another Randolph biology professor, completed with four students as part of a 2017 Summer Research project. The faculty worked with Callan Frye ’17, Di Bei ’18, Jacquelyn Parman ’18, and Jessica Sidebottom ’17 to evaluate the effectiveness of tea tree oil in the treatment of equine streptothricosis.

The ESS promotes quality research on equine nutrition and physiology and strives to establish effective communication among researchers, teachers, extension, and production personnel regarding equine nutrition and physiology. For more information, visit https://www.equinescience.org/.



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