Judith A. Reynolds, PhD, PAS, Dipl ACAN


Dr. Judith (Judy) Reynolds has participated in the horse industry since 1969 as an equine business owner and manager; a horse breeder; and a trainer, show person, riding coach and instructor with accomplishments including a 1983 Outstanding Horse of the World; AQHA Register of Merit Horses; the 1980 Minnesota QHA High-Point All-Around Horse; multiple MQHA High-Point Performance Gelding Year-End Winners and High-Point Year-End Event Winners (1980-83); and hundreds of open show winners, year-end event and multi-event winners. She has also been a Graduate Assistant Teacher and Researcher; a University Assistant Professor who developed over 20 equine courses; a Lead Equine Nutritionist, and an Equine Feed Product and Technical Service Manager.

Her formal education includes a BS in Biology and Teaching from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and MS (Animal Science) and PhD (Nutrition/Animal Science) degrees from Texas A&M University. Her research includes bone and mineral metabolism in growing and racing horses and physiology of the genetic disorder Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP) in Quarter Horses. She developed a system for quantifying symptoms of HYPP, correlated the symptoms with plasma potassium concentrations and created the low-potassium guidelines now used worldwide for feeding horses with that genetic disorder.

Dr. Reynolds served, by invitation, as an official reviewer of the 2007, 6th Edition of the National Research Council’s Nutrient Requirements of Horses, which is considered to be the ‘bible’ of horse nutrition throughout the world. She has been a member of the Equine Science Society since 1990 and has served on their nutrition committee. Dr. Reynolds earned her Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) status with the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) in 1995. In 2010, she was appointed a Diplomat of the American College of Animal Sciences in Animal Nutrition (Dipl ACAN), the highest honor in the animal sciences and nutrition profession. She currently serves on the board of the MW Region of ARPAS (2014-17). In 2017, Dr. Reynolds was named an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biological profiles.

Dr. Reynolds worked for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) from 1998 until 2012, when she earned early retirement from her position as Lead Equine Nutritionist and Equine Product and Technical Manager. Dr. Reynolds is a very popular speaker at nutrition meetings for horse owners and veterinarians. She has conducted over 250 presentations at colleges, Universities, trade shows and horse fairs and written over 175 equine-related articles.

Dr. Reynolds now owns and operates Dr. Judy Reynolds, Equine Research and Consulting, a business focusing on making the latest scientific information available to horse owners and helping them provide cohesive, economical, total programs for the nutrition and health of their horses. For nutritional consultation: 217-617-1444; drjudyreynolds@gmail.com; Twitter @drjudyreynolds; LinkedIn drjudyreynolds; Coming soon: www.drjudyreynolds.com.