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    Andrea Fascetti- AB, PhD, VMD
    Professor
    Molecular Biosciences


       

    Research Focus

    Nutrition and metabolism in companion animals (dogs and cats); trace mineral requirements in cat; mechanisms of obesity; taurine metabolism in the dog; improvement of pet foods; veterinary clinical nutrition-the use of nutrition in the management and prevention of disease.

    Specialty Focus

    Nutrition

    Education

    1991 VMD , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    1999 PhD Nutrition, University of California, Davis
    1987 AB Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

    Honors and Awards

    1997-1999 Hill's Fellow in Clinical Nutrition
    1997 George H Stabenfeldt Travel Award
    1994 Connie E Leifer Award for outstanding resident research project
    1990-1991 Dean's List
    1990 Senseman-McGregor Scholarship
    1990 Large Animal Surgery Award
    1990 Merck Small Animal Award
    1988-1989 Student Bookstore Scholarship
    1987-1990 Medical Education Scholarship

    Licenses

    Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal)
    Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition
    State Licensure - California
    State Licensure - New York
    State Licensure - Pennsylvania

    Active Research Grants

    Principal Investigator, Safety of resveratrol in cats and resveratrol content of pet foods , (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

    Co-Principal Investigator, Assessment of Amino Acids and Inflammation in Dogs with Protein-Losing Nephropathy, Ohio State - Dr. Valerie Parker (Principal Investigator), American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and WALTHAM

    Principal Investigator, Physiological and clinical studies on dietary fat as risk factor associated with calcium oxalate urolithiasis in cats, (Principal Investigator), European Society of Veterinary Comparative Nutrition and WALTHAM

    Co-Principal Investigator, Assessment of the amino acid adequacy of commercial vegetarian diets for dogs and cats, Dr. Jennifer Larsen (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

    Co-Principal Investigator, Determination of mammalian DNA in commercial vegetarian diets for dog and cats, Dr. Jennifer Larsen (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

    Co-Principal Investigator, Effect of grinding and freezer storage on amino acid concentrations in rabbit carcasses with and without gastrointestinal tracts, Dr. Jennifer Larsen (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Andrea Fascetti: Meeting the vitamin A requirement: the efficacy and importance of ß-carotene in animal species. 2016 Green AS, Fascetti AJ Meeting the vitamin A requirement: the efficacy and importance of ß-carotene in animal species. ScientificWorldJournal,
    • Andrea Fascetti: Dietary beet pulp decreases taurine status in dogs fed low protein diet 2016 Ko KS, Fascetti AJ Dietary beet pulp decreases taurine status in dogs fed low protein diet J Anim Sci Technol,
    • Andrea Fascetti: The effect of 48-hour fasting on taurine status in healthy adult dogs 2016 Gray K, Alexander LG, Staunton R, Colyer A, Watson A, Fascetti AJ The effect of 48-hour fasting on taurine status in healthy adult dogs J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl),
    • Andrea Fascetti: Effect of short-term probiotic Enterococcus faecium SF68 dietary supplementation in overweight and obese cats without comorbidities 2016 Kathrani A, Larsen JA, Kass PH, Fascetti AJ Effect of short-term probiotic Enterococcus faecium SF68 dietary supplementation in overweight and obese cats without comorbidities Vet Rec Open,
    • Andrea Fascetti: Virtual Issue celebrating the 100th volume of the Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 2016 Fascetti AJ, Everaert N; Editors of the Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition Virtual Issue celebrating the 100th volume of the Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl),
    • Andrea Fascetti: Evaluation of total dietary fiber concentration and composition of commercial diets used for management of diabetes mellitus, obesity, and dietary fat-responsive disease in dogs. 2015 Farcas AK, Larsen JA, Owens TJ, Nelson RW, Kass PH, Fascetti AJ Evaluation of total dietary fiber concentration and composition of commercial diets used for management of diabetes mellitus, obesity, and dietary fat-responsive disease in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc,
    • Andrea Fascetti: Assessment of protein, amino acid, and labeling adequacy of commercial vegetarian diets for dogs and cats 2015 Kanakubo K, Fascetti AJ, Larsen JA Assessment of protein, amino acid, and labeling adequacy of commercial vegetarian diets for dogs and cats J Am Vet Med Assoc,
    • Andrea Fascetti: Influence of dietary protein level on body composition and energy expenditure in calorically restricted overweight cats 2015 des Courtis X, Wei A, Kass PH, Fascetti AJ, Graham JL, Havel PJ, Ramsey JJ Influence of dietary protein level on body composition and energy expenditure in calorically restricted overweight cats J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl),
    • Andrea Fascetti: Acute changes in blood metabolites and amino acid profile post-exercise in Foxhound dogs fed a high endurance formula 2014 de Godoy MRC, Beloshapka AN, Carter RA, Fascetti AJ, Yu Z, McIntosh BJ, Swanson KS, Buff PR Acute changes in blood metabolites and amino acid profile post-exercise in Foxhound dogs fed a high endurance formula Journal of Nutritional Science,
    • Andrea Fascetti: Post-castration variations in weight gain in a cohort of young adult male cats 2014 Wei A, Fascetti A, Kim K, Ramsey JJ Post-castration variations in weight gain in a cohort of young adult male cats Journal of Nutritional Science,

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2012 Fascetti AJ, Delaney SJ: Commercial and home-prepared diets, Fascetti AJ, Delaney SJ, (ed), Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition, 1st ed., Ames, IA. 95-107.

    2012 Fascetti AJ, Delaney SJ: Feeding the healthy dog and cat, Fascetti AJ, Delaney SJ, (ed), Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition, 1st ed., Ames, IA. 75-94.

    2012 Delaney SJ, Fascetti AJ: Using pet food labels and product guides, Fascetti AJ, Delaney SJ, (ed), Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition, 1st ed., Ames, IA. 69-74.

    2012 Delaney SJ, Fascetti AJ: Basic Nutrition, Fascetti AJ, Delaney SJ, (ed), Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition, 1st ed., Ames, IA. 9-22.

    2012 Delaney SJ, Fascetti AJ, Brenston P: Integration of Nutrition into Clinical Practice, Fascetti AJ, Delaney SJ, (ed), Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition, 1st ed., Ames, IA. 3-7.