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Sara Ringmark

Sara Ringmark
Teacher within animal physiology and researcher within nutrition and exercise physiology in horses and dogs.

Presentation

My main research interests are nutrition and exercise physiology in animals kept for sports and companionship.

Teaching

Currently course leader and lecturer at two courses at masters level within exercise physiology and rehabilitation of sport- and companion animals. Gives lectures and demonstrations at undergraduate level within anatomy and digestion physiology. 

Research

Ongoing research projects:

No hoof no horse? - A study on quality of hooves of Standardbred trotters. Responsible: Anna Jansson.

Landscape preservation by grazing Gotlandsruss ponies. Responsible: Anna Jansson and Carl-Gustaf Tuhlin

Effect of different feed composition on satiety regulation in dogs. Responsible: Johan Dicksved, PhD-student: Hanna Palmkvist

Body weight in dogs – related factors and association with developmental joint diseases. Resposible: Katja Höglund, PhD-student: Linda Andersson

Markers for good and bad training effects and lameness in young race horses". Responsible: Anna Jansson, PhD-student: Lisa Johansson

Cooperation

Give external lectures and collaborates with external companies in both small and large research projects.

Background

MSc within animal science and Agronomy. Teacher at the Swedish National Centre for Trotting Education, Wången AB. Horse feed sales and production consultant at Brunsbergs Foder och Strö. 

Supervision

Co-supervisor of Hanna Palmkvist within the project "Effect of different feed composition on satiety regulation in dogs". 

Co-supervisor of Linda Andersson within the project "Body weight in dogs – related factors and association with developmental joint diseases". Resposible: Katja Höglund.

Co-supervisor of Lisa Johansson within the project " Markers for good and bad training effects and lameness in young race horses". Responsible: Anna Jansson

Selected publications

Jansson, A., Harris, P., Larsdotter Davey, S., Luthersson, N. Ragnarsson, S. and Ringmark, S. Straw as an Alternative to Grass Forage in Horses—Effects on Post-Prandial Metabolic Profile, Energy Intake, Behaviour and Gastric Ulceration. Animals 2021, 11(8), 2197; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11082197 

Jansson, A.,  Gunnarsson, V. Þ., Ringmark, S., Ragnarsson, S., Söderroos, D.,   Ásgeirsson, E., Jóhannsdóttir, T. R. Liedberg, C.,  Stefánsdóttir, G. J.Increased body fat content in horses alters metabolic and physiological exercise response, decreases performance, and increases locomotion asymmetry. Physiological Reports, 2021, 9(11), e14824; https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.14824

Tydén, E., Jansson, A. and Ringmark, S. Parasites in Horses Kept in A 2.5 Year-Round Grazing System in Nordic Conditions without Supplementary Feeding. Animals 2019, 9(12), 1156;  https://doi.org/10.3390/ani9121156  

Ringmark, S., Skarin, A. and Jansson A. Impact of Year-Round Grazing by Horses on Pasture Nutrient Dynamics and the Correlation with Pasture Nutrient Content and Fecal Nutrient Composition. Animals 2019, 9(8), 500; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani9080500 

Ringmark, S., Roepstorff, L., Hedenström, U., Lindholm, A. and Jansson, A. 2017. Reduced training distance and a forage-only diet did not limit race participation in young Standardbred horses. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 13(4), pp. 265–272. https://doi.org/10.3920/CEP170017

Ringmark, S., Revold, T. and Jansson, A. 2017. Effects of training distance on feed intake, growth, body condition and muscle glycogen content in young Standardbred horses fed a forage-only diet. Animal, Volume 11, Issue 10, October 2017, pp. 1718-1726. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731117000593

Ringmark, S., Jansson, A., Lindholm, A., Hedenström, U. and Roepstorff, L.  A 2.5 year study on health and locomotion symmetry in young Standardbred horses subjected to two levels of high intensity training distance. The Veterinary Journal, 2016, 207, 99-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.10.052

Ringmark, S., Lindholm, A., Hedenström, U., Lindinger, M., Dahlborn, K., Kvart, C. and Jansson, A. 2015. Reduced high intensity training distance had no effect on VLa4 but attenuated heart rate response in 2-3-year-old Standardbred horses. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2015, 57:17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13028-015-0107-1

Ringmark, S., Roepstorff, L., Essén-Gustavsson, B., Revold, T., Lindholm, A., Hedenström, U., Rundgren, M., Ögren, G. and Jansson, A. 2013. Growth, training response and health in Standardbred yearlings fed a forage-only diet. Animal, 2013, 7:746-753. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731112002261

Ringmark, S. and Jansson, A. 2013. Insulin response to feeding forage with varying crude protein and amino acid content in horses at rest and after exercise. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 2013, 9:209-217.  https://doi.org/10.3920/CEP13014

Ringmark, S. and Jansson, A. Growth performance in 1.5-3 year old extensively kept Gotland ponies in comparison with Standardbred horses fed a forage-only diet ad libitum. European Workshop of Equine Nutrition, Dijon, France, 16-17 June 2016.

 

Doctoral thesis:

Ringmark, S. 2014. A Forage-Only Diet and Reduced High Intensity Training Distance in Standardbred Horses, Growth, Health and Performance. SLU Acta 2014:80. Avhandlingen finns att läsa här: http://pub.epsilon.slu.se/11567/ 


Contact

Lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (AFB); Division of Anatomy and Physiology
Telephone: +4618671422
Postal address:
Institutionen för anatomi, fysiologi och biokemi
Box 7011
75007 UPPSALA
Visiting address: VHC Huvudentré, Ulls väg 26, hus 5, plan 4, Uppsala