Professor Meriel Moore-Colyer

Biography 

University responsibilities

  • Senior Management Team 
  • Academic Management Group
  • Development Committee
  • Ethics Review Committee
  • Academic Board
  • Post Graduate Research Committee Chair

Professional memberships

  • British Society of Animal Science
  • Chair of European Workshop for Equine Nutrition
  • British Horse Society
  • Society of Biology Registered Animal Scientist

Additional Information 

  • Research and development of the Haygain hay steamer
  • Gut health and the study of digestive aids for horses

Research 

Equine nutrition and feeding behaviour

  • Feed development, new fibre feeds to promote health and welfare
  • Diet composition for all horses
  • Diet and behaviour (gut/brain axis)

Health and welfare of stabled horses

  • Managing feed in the stable environment to promote health
  • Obesity control
  • Respiratory allergens in feed
  • Equine Asthma diagnosis and prevention

Techniques

  • In vivo digestibility
  • development of foregut in vitro model
  • hind-gut fermentation model and gas production

Academic Collaborators:

Prof Duncan Hannant and Dr Marcos Alcocer, Nottingham University

Prof Jo-Anne Murray, Glasgow University

Dr David van Doorn and Dr Wilbert Pelicaan Wageningen University, Netherlands

 

Commercial Collaborators:

Haygain Ltd UK, Development of the Haygain hay steamer and forage feeder

Eclipse Feeds Ireland, Development of all fibre creep feeds for Thoroughbreds

Natural Animal Feeds UK Supplement development for travelling performance horses

Purlife UK, Developing new generation behavioural and health supplements

Teaching 

  • BSc (hons) Dissertation for RAU
  • Research methodologies and statistics MSc / BSc
  • Equine Nutrition
  • Advances in Equine Science

Publications 

Peer-reviewed journals:

  • 40. Moore-Colyer M, Annette Longland, Patricia Harris, Leo Zeef , Susan Crosthwaite. (2020). Mapping the bacterial ecology on the phyllosphere of dry and post soaked grass hay for horses. Plos One. Jan 27, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227151
  • 39. S. White, M. Moore-Colyer, E. Marti, D. Hannant, V. Gerber, L. Coüetil S. Bisht, E.A. Richard and M. Alcocer (2019) Antigen array for serological diagnosis and novel allergen identification in severe equine asthma. Scientific Reports 9. Article number 15170
  • 38. S. White, M. Moore-Colyer, E. Marti, L. Coüetil, D. Hannant, E.A. Richard and M. Alcocer. Development of a Complex Protein Microarray for Immunoglobulin E Profiling in Horses with Severe Equine Asthma JOURNAL OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE. (PUBLISHED EARLY VIEW)
  • 37. M. Orard1,2, E. Hue, A. Couroucé3, C. Bizon3, M.P. Toquet1,2, M. Moore-Colyer4, L. Couëtil5, S. Pronost1,2, R. Paillot1,2, M. Demoor2, E.A. Richard1,2* (2018) The influence of hay steaming on clinical signs and airway immune response in severe asthmatic horses. BMC Veterinary Research.
  • 36. Daniels, S.P., Leng, J., Ellis, R., Swann, J., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Proudman, C.J. (2017) The effect of moxidectin treatment on the equine hindgut microbiome, metabonome and feed fermentation kinetics in horses with very low parasite burdens. Equine Veterinary Education. 29 (S8) 6.
  • 35. Auger, E.J. and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2017) The effect of management regime on airborne respirable dust concentrations in 2 different types of horse stable design Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 51:105-109 
  • 34. Kirsty Roberts,  Andrew J. Hemmings, Meriel Moore-Colyer, Matthew O. Parker and  Sebastian D. McBride (2016) Neural modulators of temperament: A multivariate approach to
  • personality trait identification in the horse. Physiology & Behaviour: 167: 125–131
  • 33. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. Taylor, J. and James, R. (2016) The effect of steaming and soaking on the respirable particle, bacteria, mould and nutrient content in hay for horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 39: 62-68. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2015.09.006)
  • 32. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., Hemmings, A and Hewer, N. (2016) A preliminary investigation into the effect of ad libitum or restricted hay with or without Horslyx on the intake and switching behaviour of normal and crib-biting  horses. Livestock Science.186: 59-62  (http://dx.doc.org/10.1016/j.lisci.2015.07.021)
  • 31. Roberts, K.; Hemmings, A. and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. Hale, C. (2015) Cognitive differences in horses performing locomotory versus oral stereotypic behaviour.  Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 168:37-44  (Doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2015.04.015)
  • 30. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S.,  Lumbis, K., Longland, A.C. and Harris, P.A. (2014) The effect of five different wetting treatments on the nutrient content and microbial concentration in hay for horses PLOS One – November 26.
  • 29. Murray, J.M.D., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Dunnett, C. and  Longland. A.C. (2014) The effect of feeding a low or high starch diet on equine faecal parameters. Livestock Science.159: 67-70
  • 28. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., O’Gorman, D. and Wakefield, K. (2014) An in vitro investigation into the effects of a marine-derived multi-mineral supplement in simulated equine stomach and hindgut environments. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 34(3): 391-397. DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2013.07.016,
  • 27. Ince, J., Longland, A.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Harris, P.A. (2014) In vitro degradation of grass fructan by equid gastrointestinal digesta. Grass and Forage Science. 69(3): 514-523. DOI: 1111/gfs.12061
  • 26. S.A. Brown; Moore-Colyer, M.J.S; Hannant ,D. (2013) Phenotypic analyses support investigations of phylogeny in the Skyrian pony and other breeds. Bioscience Horizons 2013 6: hzt010-hzt010
  • 25. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Fillery, B.G. (2012) The effect of three different treatments on the respirable particle content, total viable count and mould concentrations in hay for horses. In: Forages and grazing in horse nutrition. EAAP publication No. 132. Ed. M.Saastamoinen, M.J. Fradinho, A.S. Santos and N. Miraglia. Pp 101-107
  • 24. Murray, J.M.D., Dunnett, C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Longland, A.C. (2012) In vitro assessment of three fibrolytic enzyme preparations as potential feed additives in equine diets. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 171: 192-204.
  • 23. James, R and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2010) Determination of the microbial contamination in dry and steamed hay. European Workshop for Equine Nutrition, Cirencester, Sept 2010. The Impact of nutrition on the health and welfare of horses. EAAP publication No. 128. Ed A. Ellis, AC. Longland, M. Coenen, and N. Miraglia. p 128-132
  • 22. Murray, J.M.D., Bice, R.K.T and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2010) The effect of particle size on the  in vitro fermentation of different ratios of high-temperature dried Lucerne and sugar beet pulp incubated with equine faecal inocula. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 162: 47-57.
  • 21. Murray, J.M.D., Sanderson, R., Longland, A., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., Hastie, P. and Dunnett, C. (2009) Assessment of mathematical models to describe the rate of passage of enzyme-treated or sugar beet pulp-substituted Lucerne silage in equids Animal Feed Science and Technology. Vol 154: 228-240.
  • 20. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2009) laminitis – A nutritionist’s perspective. National Equine Student, Issue 15. Journal of Equine Studies. 8: 29-30.
  • 19. Johnson, J.L. and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2009) The relationship between range of motion of lumbosacral flexion-extension and canter velocity of horses on a treadmill. Equine Veterinary Journal. 41: 301-303
  • 18. Murray, J.M.D., Longland, A.C., Hastie, PM., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Dunnett, C. (2008) The nutritive value of sugar beet pulp-substituted Lucerne for equids. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 140: 110-124  ANIFEE11705
  • 17. Murray, J.M.D., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., Longland, A.C. and Dunnett, C. (2008) The effect of yeast supplementation on the  in vitro fermentation of high-temperature dried Lucerne. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 146: 149-159.
  • 16. Hale C.E., Moore-Colyer M.J.S. and Hemmings A.J. (2007). Feeding with Welfare in Mind: the role of alternative forages in meeting energy demands of domesticated horses. Animal Welfare. 16 (supp): 170.
  • 15. Murray, J.M.D., Longland, A.C.,  Davies, D.R., Hastie, P.M., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Dunnett, C. (2007) The effect of enzyme treatment on the nutritive value of Lucerne for equids. Livestock Science. 112: 52-62. LIVSCI-00409
  • 14. Murray, J.M.D., Longland, A.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Dunnett, C. (2006) The effect of feeding a low starch diet on the in vitro fermentative capacity of equine faecal inocula.  Animal Science.  82: 627-636 (DOI 10.1079/ASC200683)
  • 13. Murray, J.M.D., Longland, A.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2006) In vitro fermentation of different ratios of high-temperature dried Lucerne and sugar beet pulp incubated with an equine faecal inoculum.  Animal Feed Science and Technology. 129: 89-98 (DOI10.1016/J.annifeedsci.2005.12.001)
  • 12. Murray, J.M.D., Longland, A.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Dunnett, C. (2005). The effect of enzyme treatment on the nutritive value of high-temperature dries Lucerne for ponies. Pferdeheilkunde. 21: 41-42.
  • 11. Murray, J.M.D., Longland, A.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Dunnett, C. (2005) The effect of enzyme treatment on the in vitro fermentation of Lucerne incubated with equine faecal inocula. British Journal of Nutrition. 83: 771-782 (DOI: 10.1079/BJN20051561)
  • 10. Yanez, D., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., Longland, A.C., Walsh, C., Bakewell, E., Kirk, A., Grime, E., Northover, A., Davies, D. R., Griffith, G. Newbold, C.J. (2004). Microbial counts in different sites of the gastro-intestinal tract of the horse. Reproduction, Nutrition Development, Supplement 1 S 12. Concerns and responses to food safety, health and environmental issues. 4th Joint INRA-RRI Symposium on Gut Microbiology, 21-24 June 2004, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
  • 9. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. Longland, A.C.(2004) Exploiting dietary fibre in equid diets.  Emerging Equine Science. BSAS publication no 32. Ed: J. Alliston,  S. Chadd, A.Ede, A. Hemmings, J. Hyslop, A. Longland, H. Moreton and M. Moore-Colyer. Nottingham University Press. Pp 113-129.
  • 8. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S.; Morrow, H.J. and Longland, A.C. (2003) Mathematical modelling of digesta passage rate, mean retention time and in vivo apparent digestibility of two different lengths of hay and big bale grass silage in ponies. British Journal of Nutrition. 90: 109-118. (DOI 10.1079/BJN2003869)
  • 7. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S.; Hyslop, J.J.; Longland, A.C. and Cuddeford, D. (2002) The mobile bag technique as a method for determining the degradation of four botanically diverse fibrous feedstuffs in the small intestine and total digestive tract of ponies. British Journal of Nutrition. 88: 729-740. (DOI 1079/BJN2002734)
  • 6. Murray J., Longland, A.C. and Moore-Colyer, M. (2001)   Chemical characterization and in vitro fermentation of high temperature dried alfalfa and grass hay. In  Recent Advances in Equine Nutrition Ed Pagan and R.J.Geor Kentucky Equine  Research,  115-117
  • 5. Moore-Colyer, M. J. (2000) Dietary fibre for the performance horse, In Horserace Betting Levy Board: a report from a workshop on equine nutrition Equine Veterinary Education. 12(4):187-194
  • 4. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Longland, A.C.L. (2000) Intakes and  in vivo apparent digestibilities of four types of conserved grass forage by ponies. Animal Science. 71: 527-535. (ISSN number 1357-7298)
  • 3. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S.; Longland,A.C.; Hyslop,J. and Cuddeford, D.(2000) Intra-caecal fermentation parameters in ponies fed botanically diverse fibre feeds. Animal Feed Science and Technology.  84: 183-197. (ISSN number 0377-8401)
  • 2. Blackman, M. and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (1998) Hay for horses: the effects of three different wetting treatments on dust and mineral content. Animal Science. 66: 745-750. (ISSN number 1357-7298)
  • 1. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (1996) The effects of soaking hay fodder for horses on dust and mineral content. Animal Science. 63: 337-342.   (ISSN number 1357-7298)

Conference Papers:

  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., Longland, A.C., Hyslop, J.J. and Cuddeford, D. (1997) Degradation of four dietary fibre sources by ponies as measured by the mobile bag technique. Proceedings of Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society. Fort Worth Texas.  May 1997
  • Longland, A.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., Hyslop, J.J., Dhanoa, M.S. and Cuddeford, D. (1997) Comparison of the in sacco degradation of the non-starch polysaccharide and neutral detergent fibre fractions of four sources of dietary fibre by ponies. Proceedings of Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society. Fort Worth Texas.  May 1997
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. The degradation of organic matter and crude protein of four botanically diverse feedstuffs in the fore gut of ponies as measured by the mobile bag technique. Proceedings of British Society of Animal Science. Scarborough.  March 1997.              
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S.; Longland,A.C., Hyslop,J. and Cuddeford, D. Degradation of protein and NSP from four botanically diverse fibres by ponies as measured by the mobile bag technique. Proceedings of British Society of Animal Science. Reading  July 1997.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. Dietary fibre in equine nutrition. Proceedings of British Society of Animal Science. Scarborough March 1998.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. Dietary fibre in performance horse diets. H.B.L.B. Workshop in Equine Nutrition London. September 1998.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., Longland, A.C., Hyslop,J. and Cuddeford, D In vivo apparent digestibility of proximate constituents and non-starch polysaccharides in ponies offered botanically diverse fibre-based diets. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science March 1999.
  • Hyslop,J., McLean, B.M.L., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S.; Longland,A.C.;. and Cuddeford, D and Hollands, T. Measurement of caecal outflow rate in ponies using Chromium mordant feeds. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science March 1999.
  • Morrow, H.J., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Longland, A.C.L. The apparent digestibilities and rates of passage of two chop lengths of big-baled silage and hay in ponies. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science March 1999.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S and A.C. Longland (2001) The in vitro digestion of mature grass hay in the presence or absence of added nitrogen and sugar beet pulp by an equine faecal inoculum using the pressure transducer technique. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science March 2001.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Longland, A.C. (2001) The effect of plain sugar beet pulp on the in vitro gas production and in vivo apparent digestibility of hay when offered to ponies. Proceedings of Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society. Lexington, Kentucky. June 2001
  • Hale, C.E and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2001) Voluntary food intakes and apparent digestibilities of hay, big-bale grass silage and red clover silage by ponies. Proceedings of Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society. Lexington, Kentucky. June 2001.
  • Murray, J.M.D., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., Longland, A.C. and Dunnett, C. (2002) The effect of sugar beet pulp on the nutritive value of high-temperature dried alfalfa for ponies. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science March 2002.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., Longland, A.C. and Murray, J. (2003) Microbial activity and degradation
  • capacity in 9 regions of the equid gut using the gas production technique. Proceedings of Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society Michigan June 2003. 
  • Murray, J.M.D., Longland, A.C.L., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and  Dunnett, C. (2003)The effect of diet and donor animal on the fermentative capacity of equine faecal inocula for use in in vitro digestibility determinations. Proceedings of the Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society Symposium. Michigan USA. June 2003.
  • Hyslop, J.J McLean. B.L.M, and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2003) Relationship between water holding capacity and fibre concentration in equine feeds. Proceedings of the Emerging Equine Science Conference, Cirencester, UK Sept 2003.
  • Bice, R.K.T and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2003) The effect of particle size on volatile fatty acid profiles obtained from an alfalfa and unmolassed sugar beet pulp diet following in vitro incubation with equine faeces. Proceedings of the Emerging Equine Science Conference, Cirencester, UK Sept 2003.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2003) Exploiting dietary fibre in equine diets. Proceedings of the Emerging Equine Science Conference, Cirencester, UK Sept 2003.pp 20-22
  • Ince, J., Longland, A.C., Cairns, A., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. Characterisation of the WSC fraction of six species of temperate pasture grasses. Proceedings of the Emerging Equine Science Conference, Cirencester, UK Sept 2003.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., Clercq, T., Julliand, V. and Drogoul, C. (2005) In vivo foregut digestion of starch based concentrate feeds in horses using the mobile bag technique. Proceedings of the Applying  Equine Science Conference, Cirencester, Sept 2005.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., Drogoul, C and Julliand, V. (2005) In vivo foregut digestion of protein from 6 fibre feeds in horses using the mobile bag technique. Proceedings of the Applying Equine Science Conference, Cirencester, Sept 2005.
  • Ince, J.C., Longland, A.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Harris, P. (2005) Effect of high or low water soluble carbohydrate perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) on lactate and pH when incubated in vitro with an equine hind-gut microbial inoculum. Proceedings of the Equine Science Society, Tuscon, Arizona, June 2005.
  • Ince, J.C., Longland, A.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Harris, P. (2005) Effect of inoculum source on fermentation parameters in vitro: incubation of perennial rye grass varieties (Lolium perenne) with microbial inocula from the caecum, right ventral colon or faeces of ponies. Proceedings of the Equine Science Society, Tuscon, Arizona, June 2005.
  • Ince, J.C., Longland, A.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Harris, P. (2005) In vitro fermentation of three species of fresh grass differing in water-soluble carbohydrate content with an equine faecal inoculum Proceedings of ENUCO Hannover, Germany, Sept 2005.
  • Murray, J.M.D., Longland, A.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Dunnett, C. (2005) The effect of enzyme treatment on the nutritive value of high-temperature dried Lucerne for ponies. Proceedings of ENUCO Hannover, Germany. Sept 2005.
  • Murray, J.M.D., Longland, A.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Dunnet, C. (2005) The effect of enzyme treatment on the nutritive value of high-temperature dried Lucerne for ponies. Pferdeheilkunde 21 41-42 
  • Murray, J.M.D., Sanderson, R., Longland, A.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. Hastie, P. and Dunnett, C. (2007) The application of mathematical models to assess the effect of enzyme treatment or sugar beet pulp on the rate of passage of ensiled lucerne in equids. Proceedings of ENUCO  2007. 
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2008) ‘Laminitis: the nutritionist’s perspective’ Proceedings of the Open College of equine Studies Equine Science Conference, Bury St Edmonds, UK Nov 2009.11-14.  
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2010) The importance of identifying and eliminating spores when dealing with the problem of poor performance in the race horse. Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Symposium, Kildare, Ireland, Jan 2010.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2010) Lungs and gut: The dilemma of feeding hay to horses.  Proceedings of the Open College of Equine Studies Conference, Bury St Edmonds, UK, March 2010.
  • Pocock, L and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2010) Conformation and its effect on laterality in the Thoroughbred racehorse. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science Conference, Belfast  April 2010.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2010) Investigation of the buffering action and fermentation activity of Aquacid, when incubated in vitro with fibre and concentrate diets European Workshop for Equine Nutrition, Cirencester, Sept 2010. The Impact of nutrition on the health and welfare of horses. EAAP publication No. 128. Ed Ellis, A., Longland, A.C., Coenen, M and Miraglia, N. p193-195
  • Stockdale,C and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2010) Steaming hay for horses: The effect of three different treatments on the respirable particle numbers in hay treated in the Haygain steamer. European Workshop for Equine Nutrition, Cirencester, Sept 2010. The Impact of nutrition on the health and welfare of horses. EAAP publication No. 128. Ed Ellis, A., Longland, A.C., Coenen, M and Miraglia, N. p136-138
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2011) Getting the most out of your feed. Proceedings of the Alltech               
  • International Conference on Exercise Physiology, Hartpury April 2011.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2012) The nutritive value of fibre for racehorses. Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Expo. Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2012) The benefits of quality fibre for racehorses. Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Expo. Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S  and Payne, V. (2012) Palatability and ingestion behaviour of 6 polo ponies offered a choice of dry, soaked and steamed hay for 1 hour on three separate occasions. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science. Nottingham UK, April 2012.
  • Longland, A.C., Ince, J.C., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Harris, P.A. (2012) Degradation of grass and grass fructan by equine gastrointestinal  digesta in vitro. In: Forages and grazing in horse nutrition. EAAP publication No. 132. Ed. M.Saastamoinen, M.J. Fradinho, A.S. Santos and N. Miraglia. Pp 107-109.
  • Taylor, J. and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2013) The effect of 5 different wetting treatments on the bacteria and mould concentrations in hay for horses. Proceedings of European Equine Health and Nutrition Congress, Ghent. Feb 2013
  • Lewendon, L and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2013). The effect of two short-term calming supplements on stress parameters in travelling horses. Proceedings of the Alltech UWE Hartpury Conference on The Role of Science and Business in Horse Health and Welfare, Hartpury March 2013.
  • James, R., and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2013) Hay for Horses: The Nutrient content of hay before and after steam treatment in a commercial hay steamer. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science. Nottingham UK, April 2013.
  • Leggatt, P., and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2013) The effect of steam treatment on the bacteria, yeast and mould concentrations in haylage for horses. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science. Nottingham UK, April 2013.
  • Stephenson, B. Hemmings, A. and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2014). The use of eye blink rate and changes in behaviour as potential early indicators of pituitary par intermedia dysfunction in the horse. Proceedings of BSAS Annual Conference. Advances in Animal Biosciences: Science into Practice: Planning for Intensification. Nottingham April 2014 p 72.
  • Longland A, Ince J, Newbold JC, Barfoot C, Moore-Colyer MJS, Kumbis K & Harris P (2014) Practical methods to reduce non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) intake in horses and ponies. Proceedings of Australasian Equine Society Symposium. Vol 5 p 7-8
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Taylor, J. (2014) Forage in the Stable – Techniques for reducing the respirable challenge and microbial content in hay. Proceedings of the Dorothy Russel Havemeyer Foundation IAD Workshop, Cabourg, France October 2014.
  • Moore-Colyer. M.J.S. and Auger, E.J. (2014) The effect of stable design and management regime on the respirable particle concentrations in 2 different types of horse stabling. Proceedings of Equi-meeting Infrastructures Conference.  Lion D’Angers. France October 2014.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S.; Hemmings, A and Hewer, N. (2014) The effect of ad libitum or restricted hay with or without Horslyx on the intake and switching behaviour of normal and crib biting horses. Proceedings of the 7th European Workshop on Equine Nutrition. Impact of nutrition on metabolism. Leipzig September 2014.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S.; Lumbis, K., Longland, A.C.and Harris, P.A. (2014) The effect of five different wetting treatments on the water soluble carbohydrate content and microbial concentration in hay for horses. Proceedings of the 7th European Workshop on Equine Nutrition. Impact of nutrition on metabolism. Leipzig September 2014.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S.; Muirhead, V. (2015) Managing the stable environment for the equine athlete – improving the hygienic quality of straw bedding. European Equine Health and Nutrition Congress, Bruges, Belgium March 2015.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. A better way to feed the performance horse. Key note paper British Society of Animal Science . April 2015.
  • Moore-Colyer, MJS A better way to feed the performance horse. Horses Inside Out Conference, Cirencester February 2016
  • Williams, A., Moore-Colyer, MJS. Harris, PA. The effect of soaking on the populations of acidic bacteria found on UK meadow hay – possible implication for equine gastric ulceration Proceedings of the 8th European Workshop on Equine Nutrition, Dijon June 2016.
  • Moore-Colyer, MJS, Crosthwaite, SK and Harris, PA. The effect of soaking on the bacterial profile of UK meadow and perennial rye grass (Lolium perenne) hay for horses Proceedings of the 8th European Workshop on Equine Nutrition, Dijon June 2016.
  • Moore-Colyer, MJS and Jiang, C. Preliminary development of a dynamic gastric in vitro model for horses Proceedings of the 8th European Workshop on Equine Nutrition, Dijon June 2016.
  • White S Moore-Colyer M, Coüetil L, Hannant D, Richard E, Marti E and Alcocer M. (2017) Development of a Multiple Protein Extract Microarray for Profiling Allergen-Specific Immunoglobulin E in Horses with Severe Asthma. Proceedings of the World Equine Airway Symposium, Copenhagen, July 2017.
  • Moore-Colyer, MJS. (2017) Techniques for reducing the respirable challenge in hay. World Equine Airway Symposium, Copenhagen, July 2017.
  • Ebert M, and Moore-Colyer MJS. (2017) New approach for estimating the energy requirements of exercising sport horses. Proceedings of the European Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition Congress. Cirencester UK Sept 2017.
  • Pick-Up, L and Moore-Colyer, M. (2017) The efficacy of a novel slow feeding system on intake and
  • behaviour of normal and hyper reactive stabled horses. Proceedings of the European Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition Congress. Cirencester UK Sept 2017
  • S. J. White, M. Moore-Colyer, E. Marti, L. Coüetil, D. Hannant, S. Bisht, E. A. Richard, M. Alcocer (2018) Diagnosis of severe equine asthma via protein microarray immunoglobulin E profiling and mathematical modelling. 6th European Veterinary Immunology Workshop. Utrecht Sept 5-7.
  • Moore-Colyer, M (2018) Forage Quality and the Health of the Horse. Ciclo Internacional de Conferencias en Nutricion Y Alimentacion de Equinos: Alimentacion, Nutricion y Salud. Mexico City, Mexico 12-13th April 2018.
  • Moore-Colyer, M (2018) Feeding Systems to improve health and welfare of stabled horses. Ciclo Internacional de Conferencias en Nutricion Y Alimentacion de Equinos: Alimentacion, Nutricion y Salud. Mexico City, Mexico 12-13th April 2018.
  • Moore-Colyer, M. (2018) It’s all about forage. British Equine Trade Association feed Conference. 27th June Solihill, UK.
  • Tuthill P, Moore-Colyer MJS and Daniels, S (2018) The effect of a concentrate based diet (CD) or a total mixed fibre ration (TMFR) on growth rates in Thoroughbred foals. Proceeding of the 9th European Workshop on Equine Nutrition, Sweden Aug 2018.
  • Isobel Bannister, Simon Daniels and MJS Moore-Colyer (2018)The effect of a concentrate based diet (CD) or a total mixed fibre ration (TMFR) on in vitro stomach and hindgut digestion and gut health Proceeding of the 9th European Workshop on Equine Nutrition, Sweden Aug 2018.
  • Daniels, S. Hepworth, J and Moore-Colyer, MJS (2018)  The Haybiome: characterising microbiota profiles of dry, soaked and high-temperature steamed hays. Proceeding of the 9th European Workshop on Equine Nutrition, Sweden Aug 2018.
  • Hooky, A . Moore-Colyer, MJS, and Daniels, S. (2018) The effect of different steaming treatments on the watr souble carbohydrate contents in UK produced Timothy, Perennial Rye Grass and Meadow hays.  Proceeding of the 9th European Workshop on Equine Nutrition, Sweden Aug 2018.
  • Moore-Colyer, M. (2018) Equine respiratory allergens 1. Prevalence and sources. National Danish Veterinary Congress. Nyborg, Denmark Sept 2018
  • Moore-Colyer, M. (2018) Equine respiratory allergens 2. Management and prevention. National Danish Veterinary Congress. Nyborg, Denmark, Sept 2018
  • White, S., Moore-Colyer, M., Marti, E., Coüetil, L., Hannant, D., Richard, E. and Alcocer, M., 2019. Serological diagnosis of severe equine asthma: protein microarrays and mathematical modelling, in: Equine Immunology Workshop. Bern, Switzerland. [invited speaker]
  • White, S., Moore-Colyer, M., Marti, E., Coüetil, L., Hannant, D., Richard, E. and Alcocer, M., 2019. Microarray analysis and mathematical modelling in equine asthma diagnostics, in: European Academy of Allergy and Immunology Conference. Lisbon, Portugal.
  • White, S., Moore-Colyer, M., Marti, E., Coüetil, L., Hannant, D., Richard, E. and Alcocer, M., 2018. Diagnosis of severe equine asthma via protein microarray immunoglobulin E profiling and mathematical modelling, in: European Veterinary Immunology Workshop. Utrect, Netherlands.
  • White, SJ., Moore-Colyer, MJS., Coüetil, L., Hannant, D., Richard, EA., Marti, E. and Alcocer, M., 2017. Development of a Multiple Protein Extract Microarray for Profiling Allergen-Specific Immunoglobulin E in Horses with Severe Asthma, in: World Equine Airways Symposium. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Text Books:

  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2009) Equine Sports Nutrition. The Open College of Equine Studies. Bury St Edmonds, UK.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2010) Advances in Equine Nutrition. The Open College of Equine Studies. Bury St Edmonds, UK.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2011)  Equine Locomotion. International Equine Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2012) Foundations of Equine Performance.  International Equine Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2015)  Feeding for Performance In Williams J, and Evans D (editors) Training for Equestrian performance.  Wageningen Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-8686-258-0. Pp221- 243. 

Popular Articles:

  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2001) Finding out about Forage. Ireland’s Equestrian. 13-15.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2001) Improving diets for the Performance Horse. Equi Ads.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2002) Diet related metabolic disorders in horses. Equi Ads.
  • Moore-Colyer M.J.S. Nutrition News. Monthly Web article for Young’s Animal Feeds 2004 onwards
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2005) Autumn Grazing. British Horse.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2008) Feeding for feet. Horse and Hound.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2009) Spores and dust in hay. Horse Health.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2011). Healthy hay for horses. Equine Health.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2012) Prevention of and long term solutions for respiratory problems. Equine Health.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2012) Winter Forages – The dilemma of feeding your horse this winter. Equine Health
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2012) Be ahead of the opposition. Pointer.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2013) Spring Feeding.  Pegasus.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2013) The Joys of Spring. Showing.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2013) Steam for Maximum Hygiene. Equi-Ads.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2013) Preparing for winter. Local Rider.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. (2013) Feeding Fibre to racehorses. European Trainer, and North American Trainer.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2013) Winter Feeding. British Horse.
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2014) Weighing up the importance of feeding forage. British Dressage.  
  • Moore-Colyer, M.J.S (2014) Don’t let your horse run out of steam this winter. Horse and Hound.

External talks to Colleges and Professional Bodies

  • Fantastic Fibre; Young’s Animal Feeds, 2003.
  • Feeding for Gut Health; Young’s Animal Feeds, 2004.
  • Feeding the Performance Horse; Young’s Animal Feeds, 2004.
  • Recent Advances in Equine Nutrition;  Hartpury College, 2003/5/6.
  • Feed for Speed; Ceredigion Trotting Club, 2005.
  • Digestive Physiology and Feeding; Horslyx 2008/9.
  • Feeding for Reproduction and Growth in Horses; Hartpury College, 2009.
  • Feeding for Reproduction and Growth in Horses; Hartpury College, 2010.
  • Feeding to Win;  British Equestrian Federation, 2011.
  • In vitro fermentation of ‘Acid Ease’ and E. faceium when incubated with equine faecal inoculum and a variety of concentrate and fibre feeds;  Protexin, 2011.
  • Feeding Fibre to Horses’ and Equid Digestive Physiology, Haygain 2011.
  • Research up-date on feeding fibre. Gastrointestinal anatomy and Physiology. Haygain,2012
  • Causes and Prevention of Recurrent Airway Disorder in Stabled Horses. Nottingham Veterinary School, 2012.
  • Causes and Prevention of Recurrent Airway Disorder in Stabled Horses; Royal Dick School of Veterinary Sciences, Edinburgh University, 2012.
  • The importance of dietary fibre for horses; Cologne, Germany, 2013.
  • Recurrent Airways Obstruction, dust and spores; Cologne, Germany, 2013.
  • Technological advances in the treatment of RAO; Royal Veterinary College London, 2013.
  • Recent Advances in treating forages for horses;  Hartpury College, 2013.
  • Feeding fibre to performance horses Normandy Equine Veterinary Practice, France, 2014.
  • Laminitis, RAO and the benefits of steaming forage. Haygain Ltd, 2014.
  • The Future of Feeding Optimising health and performance via dietary manipulation. Merial Performance Horse CPD Race Days York, Newbury, Newmarket May / June 2016
  • Feeding Mind and Body. Bromyard Vet and Owner
  • The Equine Industry in Europe & America – a cultural perspective.  Wuhan Business University, China April 2016
  • Feeding horses- Using science to improve feeding practices and avoid problems – Wuhan Business University Staff CPD. April 2016