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Harold F. Hintz
United States
Dr. Harold Hintz is well known for his work in equine nutrition, especially as it concerns mineral and energy metabolism. A researcher and professor at Cornell University’s Department of Animal Science, he has contributed greatly to the understanding of horse nutrition by laymen and professionals alike.
Inducted December 1990.

Equine nutrition has been central to the research efforts of Dr. Harold Hintz for more than 35 years. During that time, he has greatly influenced both direction and rapid advances in equine nutrition, and has radically changed the understanding of the horse’s digestive capabilities and nutrient requirements. Through his research and membership on the National Research Council’s sub-committee on Nutrient Requirements of the Horse, he has contributed to the understanding of equine nutrition by scientists, veterinarians and horse owners.

Dr. Hintz was born in 1937 in Frank, Ohio, and raised on a livestock farm. He obtained his B.S. degree in animal science from Ohio State University in 1959, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1961 and 1963 in animal nutrition from Cornell University. From 1964 to 1967, he was an assistant professor of animal science (swine nutrition) at the University of California, Davis. In 1967, he joined the equine research program at Cornell, a joint program of the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He has been a professor of animal nutrition since 1979.

Dr. Hintz’s primary research interest is the study of mineral and energy metabolism. He also teaches courses in horse production, companion animal nutrition, exotic animal nutrition and livestock nutrition. Dr. Hintz is author on more than 21 studies quoted in the 1989 “Nutrient Requirements of Horses”, published by the National Research Council. He is author or co-author of greater than 200 publications focused on equine nutrition.

In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, Dr. Hintz advises the Cornell Student Horseman’s Association and Pre-Vet Club; and he is actively involved with such professional groups as: Equine Nutrition Physiology Society (twice president), and National Research Council Sub-committee on Nutrient Requirements of the Horse (chairman). He has served on the editorial boards of several prominent publications including “Cornell Veterinarian”, “Journal of Animal Science”, “Journal of Equine Veterinary Science”, and others. Dr. Hintz received the American Feed Manufacturers Award for Nutrition Research (ASAS) in 1984, the Distinguished Service Award from the Equine Nutrition Physiology Society in 1987, and, in 1990, won a commendation from New York State Veterinary Medical Society.

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