Sara L. Mastellar, Ph.D.

Sara L. Mastellar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Skou 221C
Degree Information: 
Bachelor of Professional Studies, Cazenovia College
Ph.D., University of Kentucky


Journal Articles

Mastellar, S.L.; Wright, C.; Michael, G., "Gender differences in career and species interests of animal and veterinary science first year seminar students" NACTA Journal (2019)
Carroll, H.K.; Bott-Knutson, R.C.; Mastellar, S.L., "Equine Caregiver Information-Seeking Preferences: Surveys in the Midwest" Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 64 (2018) 65-68-65-68
Mastellar, S.L.; Rosenthal, E.J.; Carroll, H.K.; Bott-Knutson, R.C., "Assessment of Equine Feeding Practices and Knowledge of Equine Nutrition in the Midwest" Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 62 (2018) 109-115-109-115
McNeill, L.R.; Bott, R.C.; Mastellar, S.L.; Djira, G. et al., "Perceptions of Equid Well Being Well-Being in South Dakota." J Appl Anim Welf Sci 21 1 (2018) 40-68-40-68
Mastellar, S.L.; Bott-Knutson, R.C., "Scientific literacy of equine students regarding the use of antibiotics and vaccines" NACTA Journal 61 4 (2017) 299-303-299-303
Bott, R.C.; Greene, E.A.; Trottier, N.L.; Williams, C.A. et al., "Environmental Implications of Nitrogen Output on Horse Operations: A Review" Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 45 (2016) 98-106-98-106
Trottier, N.L.; Bott, R.C.; Woodward, A.; Greene, E.A. et al., "Gastrointestinal Nitrogen Metabolism of Equids and Impact on Protein Requirement" Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 45 (2016) 78-86-78-86
Mastellar, S.L.; Coleman, R.J.; Urschel, K.L., "Controlled trial of whole body protein synthesis and plasma amino acid concentrations in yearling horses fed graded amounts of lysine" Veterinary Journal 216 (2016) 93-100-93-100
Mastellar, S.L.; Moffet, A.; Harris, P.A.; Urschel, K.L., "Effects of threonine supplementation on whole-body protein synthesis and plasma metabolites in growing and mature horses" Veterinary Journal 207 (2016) 147-153-147-153
Mastellar, S.L.; Barnes, T.; Cybulak, K.; Urschel, K.L., "Splanchnic extraction of phenylalanine in mature mares was not affected by threonine supplementation" Veterinary Journal 207 (2016) 190-192-190-192
Tanner, S.L.; Wagner, A.L.; Digianantonio, R.N.; Harris, P.A. et al., "Dietary crude protein intake influences rates of whole-body protein synthesis in weanling horses" The Veterinary Journal 202 2 (2014) 236-243-236-243


Mastellar, S.L.; Bott, R.C., "Scientific literacy of equine students regarding the use of antibiotics & vaccines" 2016 NAEAA Conference 2016.
Carroll, H.K.; Bott, R.C.; Mastellar, S.L.; McNeill, L.R. et al., "Perceptions of equine well-being in South Dakota." 2016.

Technical Reports

Skinner, M.; Mastellar, S.L., "Hoof care for athletes: The SDSU Equestrian team horses" 2017.
Mastellar, S.L., "Horseback riding helmets: FAQ" 2017.
Mastellar, S.L., "How helmets work" 2017.
Carroll, H.K.; Schipper, S.; Mastellar, S.L., "Methods of Identifying Horses" 2017.
Mastellar, S.L., "Equestrian Injury Statistics" 2017.
Mastellar, S.L., "Recognizing Concussions in Horseback Riders" 2017.
Blechinger, A.; Carroll, H.K.; Mastellar, S.L., "Trailering Horses in Hot or Cold Weather" 2017.
Hall, M.; Mastellar, S.L., "The Blanketing Dilemma: When to use blankets" 2017.
Sandager, K.; Mastellar, S.L., "Breed, age, and seasonal impact on quality of frozen-thawed stallion semen" 2017.
Rew, M.; Mastellar, S.L., "Congenital Limb Deformities in Horses" 2016.
Busselman, D.; Mook, N.; Darrington, J.; Mastellar, S.L. et al., "Establishing Biosecurity on Horse Farms" 2016.
Anderson, H.; Mastellar, S.L., "Cancers in Horses" 2016.
Mastellar, S.L., "Management Considerations for the Cribbing Horse" 2015.
Sauber, M.S.; Mastellar, S.L.; Darrington, J., "Stall Flooring for the Equine Barn"