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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; the influence of trace minerals on reproductive efficiency in cats; 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

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

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, Total dietary fiber and oligosaccharides in obesity and diabetes diets, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

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

Co-Principal Investigator, Phase 1 trial of pegylated arginine deminase in equine melanoma, Rodriguez (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation

Principal Investigator, Is feline obesity, energy restriction or neutering associated with differences in gut microbiota?, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

Principal Investigator, Is feline obesity, energy restriction or neutering associated with differences in gut microbiota?, (Principal Investigator), Departmental pilot project funds

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Larsen JA, Parks EM, Heinze CR, Fascetti AJ Evaluation of recipes for home-prepared diets for dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2012 Green AS, Tang G, Lango J, Klasing KC, Fascetti AJ Domestic cats convert [(2) H(8) ]-ß-carotene to [(2) H(4) ]-retinol following a single oral dose. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl),
  • Link Icon 2011 Marks SL, Lipsitz D, Vernau KM, Dickinson PJ, Draper W, Larsen JA, Fascetti AJ Reversible encephalopathy secondary to thiamine deficiency in 3 cats ingesting commercial diets J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2011 Queau Y, Larsen JA, Kass PH, Glucksman GS, Fascetti AJ Factors associated with adverse outcomes during parenteral nutrition administration in dogs and cats J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2011 Righton AL, St. Leger JA, Schmitt T, Michael MJ, Adams L, Fascetti AJ Serum vitamin A levels in captive sea otters (enhydra lutis) J Zoo Wild Med 2011,
  • Link Icon 2011 St. Leger JA, Righton AL, Nilson EM, Fascetti AJ, Miller MA, Tuomi PA, Goertz CEE, Puschner B Vitamin A deficiency and hepatic retinol (levels) in sea otters enhydra lutis J Zoo Wild Med 2011,
  • Link Icon 2011 Wei A, Fascetti AJ, Villaverde C, Wong RK, Ramsey JJ Effect of water content in a canned food on voluntary food intake and body weight in cats Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2010 Wei A, Fascetti AJ, Liu KJ, Villaverde C, Green AS, Manzanilla EG, Havel PJ, Ramsey JJ Influence of a high-protein diet on energy balance in obese cats allowed ad libitum access to food J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl),
  • Link Icon 2010 Larsen JA, Fascetti AJ, Calvert CC, Rogers QR Bioavailability of lysine for kittens in overheated casein is underestimated by the rat growth assay method J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl),
  • Link Icon 2010 Segev G, Fascetti AJ, Weeth LP, Cowgill LD Correction of hyperkalemia in dogs with chronic kidney disease consuming commercial renal therapeutic diets by a potassium-reduced home-prepared diet J Vet Intern Med,

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.