Jessica Suagee, Ph.D.

Jessica Suagee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Equine

1328 Dover Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Office: (330) 287-1318


Ph.D., Virginia Tech



Suagee, J. K., Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism in Equine Skeletal Muscle and Adipose Tissue Blacksburg: Virginia Tech. 2010.
Suagee, J. K., Effects of Diet and Weight Gain on Subcutaneous Body Fat Accretion Patterns and Adipocytokine Production in Thoroughbred Geldings College Park: University of Maryland. 2007.

Journal Articles

Rhoads,R,P; Baumgard,L,H; Suagee,J,K, "2011 AND 2012 EARLY CAREERS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Metabolic priorities during heat stress with an emphasis on skeletal muscle" Journal of Animal Science 91 6 (2013) 2492-2503
Stamey Lanier,J; Suagee,J,K; Becvar,O; Corl,B,A, "Mammary Uptake of Fatty Acids Supplied by Intravenous Triacylglycerol Infusion to Lactating Dairy Cows" Lipids 48 5 (2013) 469-479
Rhoads,Robert,P; Baumgard,Lance,H; Suagee,Jessica,K; Sanders,Sara,R, "Nutritional Interventions to alleviate the negative consequences of heat stress" Advances in Nutrition 4 3 (2013) 267-276
Pleasant,R,S; Suagee,J,K; Thatcher,C,D; Elvinger,F; Geor,R,J, "Adiposity, Plasma Insulin, Leptin, Lipids, and Oxidative Stress in Mature Light Breed Horses" Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 27 3 (2013) 576-582
Suagee,J,K; Corl,B,A; Swyers,K,L; Smith,T,L; Flinn,C,D; Geor,R,J, "A 90-day adaptation to a high glycaemic diet alters postprandial lipid metabolism in non-obese horses without affecting peripheral insulin sensitivity" Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 97 2 (2013) 245-254
Suagee,J,K; Corl,B,A; Crisman,M,V; Pleasant,R,S; Thatcher,C,D; Geor,R,J, "Relationships between Body Condition Score and Plasma Inflammatory Cytokines, Insulin, and Lipids in a Mixed Population of Light-Breed Horses" Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 27 1 (2013) 157-163
Suagee,J,K; Corl,B,A, "An explant based-method for differentiating adipocytes from equine adipose tissue" Equine Veterinary Journal 45 1 (2013) 114-116
Oppi-Williams,C; Suagee,J,K; Corl,B,A, "Regulation of lipid synthesis by liver X receptor a and sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1 in mammary epithelial cells." Journal of dairy science 96 1 (2013) 112-121
Suagee, JK, Corl, BA, Geor, RJ, "Review: Potential Role for Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in the Development of Insulin Resistance in Horses" animals 2 2 (2012) 243-260
Wearn,Jamie,G; Suagee,Jessica,K; Crisman,Mark,V; Corl,Benjamin,A; Hulver,Matthew,W; Hodgson,David,R; Geor,Ray,J; McCutcheon,Laura,J, "Effects of the insulin sensitizing drug, pioglitazone, and lipopolysaccharide administration on markers of systemic inflammation and clinical parameters in horses" Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 145 1-2 (2012) 42-49


"Land and Pasture Management for Horses." InEquine Affaire. Columbus: 2013.
"Equine Nutrition: The Foundation of a Healthy Horse." InAnnual Horse Owner's Meeting. Orrville: 2013.