Recent or Select Honors & Awards
My past research as focused on equine nutrition and exercise physiology concerning:
- Dietary starch and glycogen replenishment
- Equine fecal microbiome
- Probiotic and prebiotic supplementation
I look forward to pursuing research opportunities with undergraduate students!
Recent Courses Taught
ANSC 1100 Orientation to Animal Sciences
ANSC 2050 Introduction to Horse Management and Training
ANSC 3150 Equine Marketing
ANSC 3650 Physiology of the Equine Athlete
ANSC 4050 Horse Production
ANSC 4450 Equine Nutrition
Recent or Select Publications
- Heaton, C. P. 2020. Forage management considerations for horses in Mississippi. Mississippi State University Extension Publication Number P3421.
- Hatcher, J., C. A. Cavinder, C. P. Heaton, L. Figueiredo, A. Holtcamp, and T. Dinh. 2019. Psychological and physical benefits of interactions with horses. J. Extension. 57(3), Article 3RIB6. Available at: https://www.joe.org/joe/2019june/rb6.php
- Cavinder, C. A., E. N. Ferjak, C. A. Phillips, D. D. Burnett, and T. T. N. Dinh. 2018. Review: The importance of overall body fat content in horses. Prof. Anim. Sci. 34:125-32. doi:10.15232/pas.2017-01708
- Phillips, C. A. Forage considerations for horses in the Southeast part II: plants to avoid. Southern Equine Consortium. 3(1):1-2.
- Phillips, C. A., C. A. Cavinder, D. H. Sigler, and J. D. Fluckey. 2017. Effect of various levels of dietary starch on glycogen replenishment in the light working horse. Prof. Anim. Sci. 33(6):729-38. doi:10.15232/pas.2017-01651
- Phillips, C. A. 2017. Forage considerations for horses in the Southeast part I: pasture management. Southern Equine Consortium. 2(3):1-3.
Auburn University, AL 36849