Annette Longland


 United Kingdom   

Annette obtained her first degree at the University of Stirling in 1978 and following a two year period of teaching Biology ‘A’ level in the Caribbean, undertook a PhD in plant biochemistry at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. Immediately thereafter, she worked as a post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Hull, in the department of Plant Biology. In 1985 she gained a post at what was to became the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER) at Shinfield, Reading where she worked on the potential uses of various fibrous by-products of the food industry for pig nutrition. In 1991 she accepted a post at IGER Aberystwyth, to work on both fresh and conserved forages for ruminants, but this work soon incorporated an increasing move towards equine nutrition. In 2004 Annette left IGER to set up her own business, Equine and Livestock Nutrition Services (ELNS). ELNS largely focusses on various aspects of both fresh and conserved forages for equines, including the management of pasture intakes by horses and ponies. Over the years, Annette has supervised a number of Masters and PhD students from the UK and overseas, lectured at a number of Universities and has delivered papers at many Conferences throughout the world. She has written a number of book chapters and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals. She is a keen horse rider and regularly competes in various disciplines.