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Research

Years of Research

Research has always been an integral part of the culture at Platinum Performance. The effects of our formulas on equine health are studied in colleges of veterinary medicine across the country. In addition, scientists in the Platinum Performance Clinical Nutrition Laboratory study cutting-edge ingredients and innovative theories about equine nutrition.

Research Timeline

1997

Clinical Use of Fatty Acid Supplementation in Horses with Laminitis. Kelley Neelley, DVM, and Doug Herthel, DVM, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, 1997.

2000

DTO Smectite and Digestive Health. Kelley Neelley, DVM, and Doug Herthel, DVM, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, 2000.

2003

Evaluation of in vitro Properties of Di-Tri-Octahedral Smectite on Clostridial Toxins and Growth. JS Weese, DVM, DVSc; NM Cote, DMV, DVSc; and RVG deGannes, DVM, University of Guelph, 2003.

Effects of 4 Week Supplementation of Platinum Performance® Equine on Hemodynamic and Cardiac Parameters on SHR. Steve Lewis, PhD, University of Georgia, 2003.

2006

Influence of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Antioxidant Supplementation on Learning Ability in Dogs. Sina Wallace, PhD, Tara Hembrooke, PhD, and Carl Keen, PhD, University of California, Davis, 2006.

Effects of Different Feeds and Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula Supplementation on Inflammation and Oxidative Stress: An observational study. Sina Wallace, PhD, Tara Hembrooke, PhD, Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine, 2006.

Improvements in Oxidative Stress Markers Following Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula Supplementation in Horses. Sina Wallace, PhD, Tara Hembrooke, PhD, Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine, 2006.

Effects of Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula Supplementation on Oxidative Stress in Horses. Sina Wallace, PhD, Tara Hembrooke, PhD, Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine, 2006.

Effects of Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula Supplementation on Inflammation in Horses. Sina Wallace, PhD, Tara Hembrooke, PhD, Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine, 2006.

Race Times in Zeolite Supplemented Thoroughbreds. Sina Wallace, PhD, and Carl Keen, PhD, University of California, Davis, 2006.

Effects of Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula Supplementation on Blood Glucose and Insulin. Sina Wallace, PhD, Tara Hembrooke, PhD, Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine, 2006.

2008

Changes in Glucose and Insulin Following Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula Supplementation in Horses with Poor Glucose Control: A pilot study. Tara Hembrooke, PhD, and Ali Daniel, DVM, Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine, 2008.

Maintenance of Blood Glucose Following Supplementation with Ortho-Chon® II. Tara Hembrooke, PhD, and Meri Stratton Phelps, DVM, MPVM, DAC VIM (LAIM), DAC VN, 2014, Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine, 2008.

Adsorptive Effects of Di-Tri-Octahedral Smectite on Clostridium Perfringens Alpha, Beta, and Beta-2 Exotoxins and Equine Colostral Antibodies. Jacquelin Lawler, DVM, MS, Diana Hassel, DVM, PhD, Roberta Magnuson, BS, Ashley Hill, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Patrick McCue, DVM, PhD, and Josie Traub-Dargatz, DVM, MS, Colorado State University, 2008.

Improvements in Pregnancy Transfer Rates Following Supplementation with Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula. Judy Merriott, DVM, and Elaine Carnevale, PhD, DVM, Colorado State University’s Equine Reproduction Lab, 2008.

2009

Di-Tri-Octahedral Smectite for use in Post-Operative Diarrhea in Equids with Surgical Disease of the Large Intestine: Results of a randomized clinical trial. Diana Hassel, DVM, PhD, Phoebe Smith, DVM, Jorge Nieto, DVM, Pablo Beldomenico, and Sharon J. Spier, DVM, PhD, University of California, Davis, 2009.

Effects of Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula Supplementation on Skin Allergic Responses in Horses. Tara Hembrooke, PhD, and Meri Stratton Phelps, DVM, MPVM, DAC VIM (LAIM), DAC VN, 2014, University of California, Davis, 2009.

Effects of Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula Supplementation on Feed Efficiency and Nutrient Digestibilities in Horses. Tara Hembrooke, PhD, and Meri Stratton Phelps, DVM, MPVM, DAC VIM (LAIM), DAC VN, 2014, University of California, Davis, 2009.

2010

Effects of Fatty Acid Supplementation on Insulin Sensitivity in Old Mares: A Preliminary Study. Silvia Otabachian, MS, Elaine Carnevale, PhD, DVM, Tanja Hess, DVM, PhD, and Tara Hembrooke, PhD, Colorado State University, Department of Animal Science, 2010.

Improvements in Gastric Ulcer Lesions Following Supplementation with a Commercial Gastric Support Formula. Tara Hembrooke, PhD, and Alexander Daniel, DVM, Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine, 2010.

Changes in Bone Marrow Fatty Acid Profile Following Supplementation with Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula. Tara Hembrooke, PhD, and Ali Daniel, DVM, Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine, 2010.

2012

Effects of a Resveratrol Analogue, Antioxidants, and Curcumin Supplement on Inflammatory Markers in Horses. Tara Hembrooke, PhD, MS; Troy Herthel, DVM; Beth Schembri, BS, Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine, 2012.

Effects of Platinum Refresh® on Restoration of Sweating in Anhidrotic Horses: Field trial. Meri Stratton Phelps, DVM, MPVM, DAC VIM (LAIM), DAC VN, 2012.

2014

Blood Micronutrient and Cell Membrane Fatty Acid Changes in Horses Supplemented with Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Platinum Performance® Complete Joint. Tara Hembrooke, PhD, Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine, 2014.

Effects of Platinum Liver Support on Adult Horses with Liver Disease: Field Trial. Meri Stratton Phelps, DVM, MPVM, DAC VIM (LAIM), DAC VN, in Veterinary Clinics Across the US, 2014.