2015 Veterinary Research Fellowship

Jane Marie Manfredi, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA
Michigan State University

2015 Research Fellow

Left to Right: Dr. G. Kent Carter, AAEP President, Jane Marie Manfredi DVM, MS, DACVS-LA,
and Dr. Richard Mitchell, DVM, EQUUS Foundation Board Member.

Michigan State University doctoral candidate Jane Marie Manfredi, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, received the 2015 EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow for her work to advance equine veterinary knowledge. The award was presented during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 61st Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Manfredi's research focuses on the identification of risk factors for Equine Metabolic Syndrome, a major health and welfare concern given the established links between EMS, hyperinsulinemia and laminitis.

Dr. Manfredi's research aims to evaluate and optimize field-oriented dynamic tests of insulin and glucose regulation, as well as to explore the muscle and adipose tissue biologic differences (via RNA Seq) between four breeds of horses.

Dr. Manfredi earned her veterinary degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2004. She completed her master's in veterinary surgery and her large animal surgery residency in 2012, both at the University of Minnesota.