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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

  • Link Icon 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,
  • Link Icon 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,
  • Link Icon 2014 McCusker S, Buff PR, Yu Z, Fascetti AJ Amino acid content of selected plant, algae and insect species: a search for alternative protein sources for use in pet foods Journal of Nutritional Science,
  • Link Icon 2014 Larsen JA, Outerbridge CA, Fascetti AJ, Affolter VK Skin lesions associated with lysine deficiency in kittens are characterized by inflammation Int J Appl Res Vet Med,
  • Link Icon 2014 Wei A, Fascetti AJ, Kim K, Lee A, Graham JL, Havel PJ, Ramsey JJ Early effects of neutering on energy expenditure in adult male cats PloS one,
  • Link Icon 2014 Larsen JA, Owens TJ, Fascetti AJ Nutritional management of idiopathic epilepsy in dogs Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,
  • Link Icon 2014 Owens TJ, Larsen JA, Farcas AK, Nelson RW, Kass PH, Fascetti AJ Total dietary fiber composition of diets used for management of obesity and diabetes mellitus in cats J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2014 Villaverde C, Fascetti AJ Macronutrients in feline health Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract,
  • Link Icon 2014 Heinze CR, Freeman LM, Martin CR, Power ML, Fascetti AJ Comparison of the nutrient composition of commercial dog milk replacers with that of dog milk J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2013 Larsen, JA, Fascetti, AJ The authors respond Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,

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.