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We'd like to introduce you to our equine nutrition team members, who lead our efforts for innovative equine products. They understand the importance of your horse's health and well-being, and are committed to providing the most innovative nutrition for your horse. The team also are aware that every horse and situation is different from the life stage to environment to the type of work the horse is being asked to do. The team will answer common nutrition questions, share new product overviews and help provide a potential equine nutrition solution for your horse's situation.

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Dr. Randel (Randy) Raub

PhD, Director, Research and Nutrition

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Dr. Randy Raub, PhD, started with Kent Nutrition Group in 2020 as Director, Research and Nutrition and he leads the nutrition team including the Kent Research Farm. Dr. Raub's career has focused on animal nutrition, equine in particular, and brings extensive knowledge in product development, technical support, and industry relations. Along with his own equine consulting firm, he has worked in leadership roles for both Purina and Hubbard/AllTech. Prior to his industry positions, Dr. Raub also served as an animal science professor at Kansas State University with an equine teaching and research appointment.

Check out Randy's article,  Equine Feeding Fundamentals,  to learn about the importance of hay analysis and why a scoop… is not just a scoop.

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Jeanne
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Equine and Specialty Nutritionist

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A native of Columbia, Maryland, Jeanne van der Veen received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from Virginia Tech and her Master of Science degree in animal nutrition from the University of Kentucky. She joined Kent in 1988 as a ruminant, equine, and formulation nutritionist. Over the years, Jeanne has held multiple positions within the nutrition department, spending time in both Muscatine, Iowa and Londonderry, New Hampshire. Jeanne currently serves as the Equine and Specialty Nutritionist for the Kent Nutrition Group. 

Check out Jeanne's article, Benefits of Extruded Feeds for Horses, detailing the extruded horse feed and potential benefits for the horse's digestive system.

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Kristyn Sturken

Equine Product Manager

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A native of Connecticut, Kristyn received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Connecticut. She joined Kent Nutrition Group in 1995 as a Territory Sales Manager and worked with retail dealers and animal owners in northeast Pennsylvania, New York, and southern New England. She then transitioned to join the marketing and product development department as a Product Manager of various species and product lines with a major focus on equine products, which is her absolute passion.

Kristyn grew up owning and showing Quarter Horses for close to 25 years. She showed nationally in several English and western disciplines competing for numerous all-around titles. Disciplines included showmanship, hunter under saddle, equitation, western horsemanship, trail, jumping, driving, barrel racing and pole bending. She competed at the Quarter Horse Congress and AQHA World Show placing in the Top 10 and held several "Top 3 in the Nation" titles. Kristyn has spent her entire 31-year career in the animal nutrition industry and currently resides in northeast Pennsylvania and works out of the Muscatine, IA office.

Check out Kristyn's article, Horse Feed Forms and Benefits.  She details benefits of extruded and textured feeds along with possible supplements to help select options for specific horse's nutritional needs.

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Need the best equine feed or supplement for your horse's particular situation? Looking for more information about our Sentinel® product line up or other Kent equine products? Just ask!

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